Friday 17 November 2017

Nick Grimshaw to host BBC Radio 1 breakfast show as Chris Moyles quits

Radio presenter Nick Grimshaw
Radio presenter Nick Grimshaw

Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw will take over presenting the Radio 1 breakfast show from Chris Moyles at the end of September.

After Chris Moyles's announcement this morning on the Radio 1 breakfast show that he was stepping down as presenter, the BBC have been quick to name his successor.

The Radio 1 late DJ Nick Grimshaw will take over presenting the breakfast show from September.

The 27-year-old started working for Radio 1 in September 2005 on the BBC's youth strand Switch.

After Moyles announced he was leaving this morning, there was much Twitter speculation over who would take over.

Moyles announced his departure in a four-minute speech: "I wanted to say thank you to everyone listening to the show for giving the team and me the best time ever... Even during tough times this show has honestly been the best three hours of my day, every day."

Moyles is contracted to remain with Radio 1 until New Year 2014, however.

He first joined Radio 1 in 1997 and took over the breakfast show from Sara Cox in 2004. Moyles's show has won two Sony gold awards and he styled himself as "the saviour of Radio 1".

Radio 1’s own news bulletin announced that Moyles will be taking a short break from Radio 1 to play the role of King Herod in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s upcoming production of Jesus Christ Superstar but will be back.

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