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TALK OF THE TOWN: Newsflash! Amol Rajan reveals the truth over panic attack drug as he shows nerves of steel to tackle the Bashir fiasco

Radio 4 star presenter Amol Rajan has revealed he took a sedative before his rather relaxed Today programme debut. The presenter started his job at Today on May 17 and admitted to having three shots of rum and ‘a bit else’ ahead of the show’s 6am start because he suffered from a panic attack followed by insomnia, thanks to pre-show nerves.
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Amol Rajan can stop panicking – he’s given the sleepy Today a long overdue wake-up call

Amol Rajan popped up on Radio 4 at 6am like bread from a toaster: “Hello!” It was his first morning joining the presenting team for Today, Radio 4’s flagship news and current affairs programme. Rajan later confessed on Twitter that he had been sickeningly nervous about his first day in his new job, to the extent that he'd had a panic attack the night before, unable to sleep. He calmed down only with the help of a talking-to from his wife and “three massive rums”.
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New Radio 4 Today Show star Amol Rajan reveals he had 'three massive rums' and just one hour's sleep due to panic attack the night before his debut broadcast... but listeners say they 'would never have guessed'

New Today programme presenter Amol Rajan has revealed he had a 'full-on panic attack' the night before his debut on the Radio 4 current affairs programme. Mr Rajan, who is also the BBC's media editor, said he managed only an hour's sleep before arriving for his first shift on the flagship show at 3.45am this morning.
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Amol Rajan joins Radio 4's Today programme line-up

The BBC's media editor, Amol Rajan, is to join the presenting line-up of Radio 4's Today programme. He will become the fifth presenter of the station's flagship news show, alongside Mishal Husain, Nick Robinson, Martha Kearney and Justin Webb. In a statement, Rajan described Today as "one of the most...
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Amol Rajan to present new interview series for BBC Two, new two-part royal documentary, and join Radio 4 Today programme presenter line-up

Amol conducts interviews with sharpness and grace, and I’m delighted we’ll be able to showcase that to the widest possible audience across BBC Two and the Today programme. The BBC’s Media Editor, Amol Rajan, is set to host a major new interview series for BBC Two. Amol will bring his trademark insight and flair to the show, which will see him carry out in-depth interviews with high-profile global guests who are shaping the way we live today, from tech barons to business leaders to cultural influencers. The series will be made by BBC Studios and BBC News long form commissions.
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BBC appoints Amol Rajan as Radio 4 Today programme presenter

The BBC has appointed its media editor, Amol Rajan, as a new presenter on the Today programme. Rajan will become the flagship Radio 4 news show’s fifth presenter, alongside Justin Webb, Mishal Husain, Martha Kearney and Nick Robinson. He will also host a new interview series for BBC Two and a two-part documentary about Prince William and Prince Harry’s relationship with the media.
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Today programme signs up Amol Rajan as new presenter

Radio 4’s flagship current affairs show, Today, has signed up a new presenter – Amol Rajan. The BBC’s media editor will join the programme’s line-up later this spring. He will present alongside Justin Webb, Mishal Husain, Martha Kearney and Nick Robinson – John Humphrys stood down in 2019 after more than 30 years on the show.