Nick Grimshaw will step down from hosting the BBC Radio 1 breakfast show in September and be replaced by Greg James.
The DJ told listeners he was “really tired” and ready to hand over the early morning slot after doing it for longer than he had expected. This week he became the second-longest serving breakfast show presenter in the station’s history.
“Come September, it will be six years … I’ve decided it’s time for a change, time for a new show and, most importantly, it’s going to be time for a new wake-up time … preferably about 11.30am,” he said.
Grimshaw will remain on Radio 1 and swap jobs with James, who presents the 4-7pm drivetime programme.