35 Facts About Scott Mills


Scott Robert Mills was born on 28 March 1973 and is an English radio DJ, television presenter and occasional actor.


Scott Mills is best known for presenting the Scott Mills show on BBC Radio 1 from 2004 to 2022 and since then, on BBC Radio 2.


Scott Mills began his career at the age of 16 as a DJ on his local Hampshire commercial radio station, Power FM, after barraging the station with demo tapes.


Scott Mills later moved to the late afternoon 'drive time' slot.


Scott Mills moved from Power FM to GWR FM Bristol, staying with the station for two years, before joining Piccadilly Key 103 in Manchester, starting on the late-night slot before moving to the mid-morning show.


In 1995, Scott Mills began to work for the new London station Heart 106.2.


Scott Mills has provided various voice-overs, including the voice of the specialist of the in-store radio station Homebase FM, the voice-over for Blockbuster Inc.


Scott Mills joined BBC Radio 1 in October 1998 to present the early breakfast show which was broadcast between 4am and 7am.


In January 2004 Scott Mills moved to a weekend afternoon slot, which was followed by a further move later that year to the weekday early-evening slot which was vacant due to Sara Cox's maternity leave.


The programme moved to an afternoon slot in April 2012 when Scott Mills swapped presenting duties with Greg James.


Whilst at Radio 1 Scott Mills provided holiday cover for other presenters as well as hosting The Official Chart between June 2018 and August 2022.


On 1 July 2022 it was announced that Scott Mills would be leaving Radio 1 after 24 years to replace Steve Wright in the afternoon on BBC Radio 2.


On 1 July 2022, it was announced that Scott Mills was to join Radio 2 permanently to replace Steve Wright in the Afternoon, which ended in September 2022.


On 14 May 2009, a musical based on Scott Mills' life was announced, to be performed at the Edinburgh Festival 2009.


The musical was born from an internet rumour that Scott Mills would perform in Rick Rolling The Musical as Rick Astley and other 1980s musicians.


Scott Mills denied this rumour on his radio show, and listeners' suggestions to create a musical based on his life became a reality.


Scott Mills was challenged to do a one-man show, as was his co-host, Rebecca Huxtable, his producer, The One That Doesn't Speak, and ex-Newsbeat sports reporter, Mark Chapman.


Scott Mills's main acting role was as reporter Paul Lang in the BBC medical drama Casualty, appearing in episodes in both 2006 and 2007.


Scott Mills had a cameo in the BBC Scotland soap opera River City after praising the show highly on his radio show.


Scott Mills appeared as a police officer in the Channel 4 soap opera Hollyoaks in 2008.


Scott Mills has appeared as a contestant or guest on programmes including Mastermind, Supermarket Sweep, Children in Need, Most Haunted and Never Mind the Buzzcocks, and has appeared in the show Identity, hosted by Donny Osmond.


Scott Mills narrated the music TV show The Pop Years which, coincidentally, was narrated by fellow BBC Radio 1 DJ Edith Bowman.


Scott Mills has presented high-profile programmes including the Wednesday night National Lottery draw on BBC 1 and his own pilot of Reverse-a-Word.


Scott Mills has narrated Dating in the Dark on Living.


Scott Mills hosted a BBC Three television show called Radio 1 on Three, inspired by his radio show.


Scott Mills appeared on series 12 of Strictly Come Dancing and his dance partner was Joanne Clifton, sister of Kevin, who dances on the show.


Scott Mills won, alongside Stark, the first episode of the two-episode Robot Wars: Battle of the Stars with their robot Arena Cleaner, which was a collaboration with Dave Moulds, who drove Carbide, second place in the preceding series.


In February 2011, it was announced that Scott Mills would take part in the BT Charity Trek along with other celebrities as part of the 2011 Comic Relief Red Nose Day campaign.


Scott Mills grew up in and around Southampton, attending Shakespeare Infant School and Crestwood College Secondary School in Eastleigh.


Scott Mills' parents are separated, although both feature in the show at sporadic intervals.


Scott Mills came out as gay to the press in 2001 to avoid tabloid-style speculation.


Scott Mills was the 50th most influential gay person in Britain the previous year.


Scott Mills was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Arts from Southampton Solent University on 2 November 2009.


Scott Mills has supported climate change causes such as Global Cool.


In October 2021, Scott Mills announced he had got engaged to Sam Vaughan, his boyfriend of four years.