Chris Announces He
Is Stepping Down

Nick Grimshaw, also known as Grimmy, will take over the BBC Radio 1 breakfast show from September, when Chris Moyles leaves after more than eight years.

Nick Grimshaw

Big changes are afoot at the BBC's biggest youth radio station, Radio 1. Chris Moyles emotionally announced on air this morning that after eight years hosting the breakfast show, he would be leaving. It has been rumoured that Moyles may take a role on a commercial radio station, where he would receive higher pay, or move to the U.S. to pursue opportunities across the Atlantic.

Chris's replacement will be one of the station's younger DJs, 27-year-old Nick Grimshaw. Nick, also known as Grimmy, currently presents a late night specialist show on weekdays and co-hosts a Sunday evening show with Annie Mac. Nick is also one of the hosts of Channel 4's teen programming strand, T4. It is not yet known whether he will continue to work for Channel 4 or sign an exclusive deal with the BBC.

Many people had speculated whether Scott Mills, who often fills in on the breakfast show when Chris is away, or Radio 1 rising star Greg James, would take over from Chris. However, the response to Grimshaw getting the job has generally been very positive, with Twitter comments including ,"A great man for the job!" and "Bloody good news for radio."

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