Tony Blackburn (born 29 January 1943 in Guildford, Surrey) is an award winning English disc jockey, who broadcast on the "pirate" stations Radio Caroline and Radio London in the 1960s and was the first presenter to appear on BBC Radio 1 in 1967. In 2002 he was the winner of the ITV reality TV programme I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here!. He was born Antony Kenneth Blackburn and educated at Millfield School. He began his career as a singer, then worked as a DJ for the offshore pirate radio stations Radio Caroline and Radio London, before joining the BBC in the mid-1960s. He was the first DJ to be heard on BBC Radio 1 when it was launched in 1967, and presented the breakfast show until 1973. The first words spoken on BBC Radio 1 were "...and good morning everyone! Welcome to the exciting new sound of Radio 1". As his singing career failed to take off, despite 14 singles were released (two of which, "So Much Love" and "It's Only Love" made the UK Top 40), he stopped singing and... This description was automatically generated from the Wikipedia article "Tony Blackburn" licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. You can replace it.