Melvin Odoom is a comedian, radio DJ and television presenter. Melvin, alongside Rickie Haywood-Williams and Charlie Hedges, hosted Kiss Breakfast every weekday morning 6 – 9 am, followed by Kiss Morning Anthems until 10 am on Kiss 100. They won Silver at the Sony Radio Awards in 2009 within the category of “Breakfast Show Award”, and was consistently known as the UK’s biggest commercial breakfast show with 2 million listeners per week.
In 2010, Odoom and Haywood-Williams also presented the backstage online content for Sky1‘s Must Be the Music. Melvin has presented two series of intros for Channel 4, interviewing all the new up and coming bands for 2010 and hosted an MTV Leona Lewis special and presented BBC Blast for BBC Two. Since 2015, Rickie and Melvin co-hosted ITV2‘s red carpet show at the BRIT Awards alongside Laura Whitmore.
Melvin and Rochelle Humes were confirmed as the new presenters of The Xtra Factor. In 2016, it was announced that Melvin would take part in the fourteenth series of Strictly Come Dancing. He was partnered with Janette Manrara. The couple were the first to leave the competition having had the fewest public votes. But in an ironic twist of events Melvin and Janette went on to win the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas special.
Melvin has hosted the Channel 4 programme Lego Masters, where teams battle to build the best Lego creations. From April, 2019 Rickie, Melvin and Charlie Hedges moved over to BBC Radio 1 to present late nights from 9:02-11pm on Mon-Thur.
Rickie Haywood-Williams is a radio DJ and television presenter most well known for his work with partner in crime Melvin Odoom on Kiss FM, ITV series Bang on the Money and most recently Radio 1. The Kiss 100 Breakfast show signed up Rickie and Melvin as their new hosts in 2007; then later Charlie Hedges as their co-host in 2009. The show won Silver at the Sony Radio Academy Awards 2009 for Best Breakfast Show. Rickie & Melvin then presented the UKHot40 Big Beats Chart on Kiss TV & Box TV.
Rickie presented MTV News bringing viewers up to speed on the hottest music news, the latest crazes and celebrity gossip. He has presented news from various red carpets, including the lavish MTV Awards and London’s biggest film premieres and is a fantastic events host and perfect to host awards evenings and any other similar events.
Rickie filmed a BBC Three documentary, My Weapon is My Dog, which explored in depth the hip-hop and peer-pressure culture that has led to a growth in aggressive dogs and examining why many young men want to be feared. From April 2019, Rickie, Melvin and Charlie Hedges moved to BBC Radio 1 to present late nights from 9:02-11pm on Mon-Thur and are a hit with the listeners.