Nick Grimshaw is set to take over the Radio 1 Breakfast Show from September, replacing Chris Moyles.
The announcement was made just hours after Chris Moyles announced he and his team would be standing down from the show.
Nick currently hosts the late show on the station, Mondays to Thursdays – 10 pm to Midnight, and on Sundays – 10 pm to Midnight with Annie Mac. He’s also on Channel 4 currently hosting a live 6-part series for on a Saturday morning entitled New Look Style The Nation.
Grimshaw first joined BBC Radio 1 in 2005 to work on youth programmes, and was most recently given weekend breakfast in 2009. He’s been covering Scott Mills recently in addition to his regular television work. His first taste of radio was working as part of the ‘promo crew’ for Smooth FM in Manchester, whilst studying at Liverpool University and working on their student radio station.
Speaking about his new show Nick said: “I’m super excited to be hosting the iconic Radio 1 Breakfast Show, it’s been a dream of mine since the age of 11 and to be honest it hasn’t really sunk in yet. I love Chris and have always looked up to him as one of the best broadcasters ever.”
Ben Cooper, Controller BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 1Xtra, said: “Nick is a great broadcaster with a passion for music and a mischievous sense of humour, which has made him a hit with our listeners. He will be an excellent host for Radio 1’s new breakfast show, bringing a new generation of listeners with him.”
Chris Moyles will not be leaving the station as he is contracted till 2014, and is currently in negotiations with the station about a brand new show.