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Tony Blackburn

Tony Blackburn is a British disc jockey. In 2002 he was the winner of the ITV reality TV programme ''I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here!"

He was born Kenneth Blackburn and educated at Millfield School. He began his career as a singer, then worked as a DJ for a commercial radio station before joining the BBC in the mid-1960s. He was the first DJ to be heard when BBC Radio 1 was launched in 1967, and for many years afterwards hosted the breakfast show and was the UK's number one DJ. His cheery style and corny jokes ensured his popularity and made him a household name.