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Blind Radio Presenter Excited to Represent “Disabled Community”

When Lucy Edwards found out she had been chosen to be a presenter on Radio 1, she spent the day “jumping up and down like a bunny rabbit”, the BBC reports. Lucy, 23, will be Radio 1’s first-ever blind presenter.

She will be taking over the late morning slot on 28 and 29 December and says she wants to create a show that feels “like family”. Lucy came through Radio 1 and 1Xtra’s search for new presenters – which will see 35 guests taking over the airwaves for five days over Christmas. Among them are students, podcasters, a tattooist and a shop manager.

Lucy – who has a YouTube channel and is a freelance reporter and presenter – will have the honour of playing Radio 1’s greatest hits during her slots. And there’s one artist she’s told her producers to get on the playlist.

“We need to have Katy Perry. Because I just think she’s a babe, really.” Lucy – who’s had to keep the job secret for a couple of weeks – says she feels “a sense of responsibility” as the first blind presenter on Radio 1. “I’m so excited to be representing the blind crew, the disabled community,” she says.

“I personally think it’s really important to stand up and be out there as a blind person saying, ‘Hey, I am really really proud of my disability’.

Lucy has a condition called Incontinentia Pigmenti which affected her eyesight at a young age. She lost sight in her right eye at the age of 11, and in her left eye at 17.

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