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Josef Hollywood
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BornJosef Abraham Hollywood
(2000-11-26) 26 November 2000 (age 23)
Liverpool, England
🏳️ NationalityBritish
💼 Occupation
📆 Years active  2013–present
👔 EmployerInDemand Radio.[1]
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Josef Hollywood is a British radio presenter, DJ, Journalist and businessman from Liverpool, England. He started his career in radio, where he presented on numerous radio stations, most notably for In Demand Radio, and DJ's at events across the UK. He currently co-hosts The Brekky Butler with Lee Butler across Liverpool and the North West and is CEO at Ocular Media LTD[2]

Early Life[edit]

Josef Hollywood was born on 26 November 2000 in Liverpool, England, the son of Ian Hollywood and Catherine O'Flaherty. His father served as a Flight Lieutenant in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. He has two siblings; an older brother, Reuben, and younger sister Eleanor.

Hollywood attended Christleton High School in Chester, before completing his A-Levels at Liverpool Media Academy in Liverpool City Centre.


Radio Career

Hollywood started his career, aged twelve, on Wirral Radio (formerly 7Waves Radio) [3] where he hosted Early Weekday Breakfast and Weekends with Kev Seed[4]

Josef left Wirral Radio in June 2017 to join Liverpool-based radio station Zest Liverpool. He hosted The Evening Vibe on the station, which focused on celebrity gossip, pop culture and trending social media stories. He is described as "Bridging the gap between fan and interviewer when featuring pop acts".[5]

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Josef presented his radio show from home.

In September 2020, Josef presented his final show on Zest, and joined In Demand Radio two weeks later. The Brekky Butler is a breakfast radio show hosted by Lee Butler and Josef Hollywood on In Demand Radio in Liverpool.[6] [7]. [8] [9]

Ocular Media

Following his education at Liverpool Media Academy and National Council for the Training of Journalists, Josef founded Ocular Media in March 2020.[10]

Having had an interest in media and marketing since a young age, Ocular Media is an international video production and marketing company that produce engaging marketing content for organisations and companies worldwide.[11]

Personal Life[edit]

Josef is openly gay and came out in 2020, months before being nominated for an LGBTQ+ Business Award, which he later won “Entrepreneurial Spirit”.[12] [13]

Josef has been in a relationship since June 2021 and openly speaks about his LGBTQ+ experiences on air[14]


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  2. "OCULAR MEDIA Ltd people - Find and update company information - GOV.UK".
  3. "Young DJ has sights set on being next James Corden". 22 October 2016.
  5. "Inaugural LCR Pride Awards Winners Revealed". 2 October 2019.
  6. "Liverpool DJ Lee Butler to leave Radio City for new station". 18 September 2020.
  7. "In Demand Radio's Brekky Butler broadcasts Live from the Living Room following producer's positive COVID test". 11 January 2021.
  8. "April Fool's Day on Heart, BBC Radio 2, and more". 2 April 2021.
  9. "In Demand Radio". 21 June 2020.
  10. "Nine Merseysiders who started their own business during the pandemic". 29 November 2020.
  14. "Radio host told to 'stop being gay' using airtime to help others". 19 January 2022.

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