As #TeamGrimmy starts, and Chris Moyles gets on with his role as King Herod, loyal fans at ChrisMoyles.net want #TeamMoyles trending on Twitter.
It’ll be 12+ months before any true listening figures give us any results, so until then we can only judge by feedback on Twitter and other platforms to find out how many fans Nick Grimshaw gains. The quarterly RAJAR figures will of course be analysed in full when they are published.
“In a bit of a friendly dig at Radio One and #teamgrimmy, we thought it’d be nice to get #TeamMoyles trending alongside #TeamGrimmy – just to remind everyone that Chris may be gone, but is far from forgotten,” the website said.
In one of many pre-show interviews, the BBC had “Five Minutes with…” and asked him what he thinks of himself, and Moyles. “I’ve always been a show off, loud, scatty, erratic and thickle,” he says. He went to university to study business and media but says he was “awful” at the business side of things.
But who did he listen to when he was growing up? “I remember listening to Zoe Ball but being obsessed with Sara Cox, listening to her on the way to school. I love Chris Moyles – always loved him and always listened to him. When I started working in radio I realised how good he was.”
Grimmy says he wants to retain loads of things Chris had, but play more songs. Asked if he’ll be trying to bring in younger listeners, he says it’s not in his agenda: “I think you’e just got to be real and do what you do… so no, if I plan it people will see.”
“When I was growing up all I wanted to do was the Radio 1 Breakfast Show so it’s very insane that it’s happened so quickly.”
You can hear Nick Grimshaw weekdays from 6:30 on BBC Radio 1 and follow the new station-owned breakfast twitter account at @R1Breakfast