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BBC Radio 1 is searching for a person from Monaco to send coronavirus a big ‘go away’ message as part of its worldwide challenge. Do you think Monaco will rise to the challenge?
Led by Radio 1 Breakfast host Greg James, the station will attempt to find one person from every country on earth to tell coronavirus to go away, using a similar phrase to “up yours” from their own country. Though such a mammoth task may prove impossible, all Radio 1 shows across the week will be supporting Greg and calling on listeners around the world for help tracking people down to take part.
Among the 193 people from 193 countries they are hoping to get involved, the station is looking for someone from Monaco in time for the end of the breakfast show (10:00 BST) on Wednesday 29th July. Listeners can apply to get involved via bbc.co.uk/upyours
“The modern world has never faced anything like this before. Everyone has been affected by the same thing, and it’s been devastating and stressful and sad for many of us,” said Greg James. “As my old nan used to say, ‘If you don’t laugh, you’ll cry’ – so let’s take her advice and have a bit of light relief by bringing everyone together to treat this thing with the disdain it’s showing us. Radio 1 used to tell me off for saying ‘up yours’ on air but because there’s a pandemic on, there aren’t really any rules anymore. So, up yours!”
Applicants must be aged 18 or over, physically located in the country they are applying to represent, and able to speak basic English.
A live blog on the Radio 1 website will chart the project’s progress throughout the week.
BBC Radio 1 is the UK’s No.1 youth station, targeting 15 to 29-year-olds with a distinctive mix of new music, entertainment and programmes focusing on issues affecting young people. Radio 1 has an audience of around 10 million listeners, 14 million weekly viewers and 9.5 million social users.
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