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Nick Grimshaw quits BBC Radio 1 after 14 years

Nick Grimshaw is leaving Radio 1 (Picture: WireImage)

Nick Grimshaw has quit BBC Radio 1 after 14 years.

The 36-year-old confirmed the news on Twitter, thanking those for tuning in for so long.

‘Some news I can finally share after giving it some thought for a while….I have decided that after 14 years on air it’s time for me to leave Radio 1,’ he began.

‘It was my childhood dream to work here and I have truly had the time of my life. But now is time for a change.

‘I want to thank you, the R1 listeners for joining me on this journey. Thank you for being a massive part of my life and sharing your lives with me on the radio every day.

‘Thank you for providing endless hilarity, passion and an unquenchable eagerness to ‘avvvvv it!’

BBC bosses have chosen I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! runner-up Jordan North and Vick Hope to replace him on the airwaves in the afternoons, starting from September 6, 2021.

Aled Haydn Jones, Head of Radio 1, said of the news: ‘Grimmy has given everything to Radio 1 over the past 14 years and he is loved by all of us who’ve had the pleasure to work with him.

‘He helped to define Radio 1’s young audience, is always supremely entertaining on air, and is an incredible radio talent. We wish him all the best but most of all – thank you!’

‘I am so excited for Vick and Jordan. The audience have taken to both of them over the last year so it’s a dream to be able to bring them together to host such an important show in Radio 1’s schedule. 

Vick Hope will be taking his spot, along with Jordan North (Picture: Getty)

‘I can’t wait for people to hear some of the ideas and projects they’ve got lined up, they’re really pushing the boundaries of what we can do. 

‘September is going to be a new sound for Radio 1, from established great broadcasters to bringing through the next generation of talented DJs we will continue to reflect our young audience across the UK and we’ll have a lot of fun doing it.’

Vick celebrated: ‘What a madness! Drivetime! I love Radio 1 so, so much, having grown up tuning in religiously every single day, it means the world to be taking the reins at home-time with the phenomenal Mr North.

‘Grimmy is an absolute legend of the game, thank you mate for every laugh you’ve sent rippling through the country! Taking over Drive is a task we won’t be taking lightly, but Jordan and I are ready to put our all into making your journey home that little bit brighter.’

As Jordan added: ‘I am absolutely chuffed to be making the move over to Radio 1 daytime and even happier to be working alongside Vick.

‘Grimmy is a Radio 1 legend so we definitely have big shoes to fill but will work extremely hard to make sure afternoons on Radio 1 still sound superb. I am super excited to get started and look forward to this next chapter with Vick and the rest of my Radio 1 family.’

Nick first joined Radio 1 back in 2007 and took over the Breakfast Show in 2012 from Chris Moyles, becoming the second-longest running breakfast show presenter in the station’s history, beating the record held by Tony Blackburn.

He stepped down from the early mornings in 2018 to move to an afternoon slot, with Greg James taking over as Breakfast host.

Grimmy first started working at the station in 2007, and has been on the airwaves ever since.

Aside from Radio 1, he previously helmed T4 and the Album Chart Show.

The music legend also had a place on the X factor judging panel in 2015, alongside Simon Cowell, Cheryl and Rita Ora for the twelfth series of the show.

Metro.co.uk has contacted BBC Radio 1 for comment.


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