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Nick Grimshaw Quits BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show

It's been announced that Nick Grimshaw is stepping down for the Radio 1 Breakfast Show after almost six years.

The popular presenter will be replaced by Greg James in the coveted breakfast slot.


But don't worry as Grimmy will be still on Radio 1, as he will be taking off from James in the 4pm-7pm slot, the BBC reports.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

He announced the news on his show today, while joined by James.

His breakfast show pulled in 5.1 million listeners, according to recent figures.

Nick said: "It was always my dream to do the breakfast show and I'm very grateful that I got to live my dream every day for what will be nearly six years.

"But six years is a long time and this isn't a forever job. I had the time of my life. I've decided it's time for a change and a new show."


Credit: PA Images
Credit: PA Images

His stint at the helm of the breakfast show makes him the second-longest running breakfast show in the station's history, so it probably is time he stepped down and let someone else have a go.

James added: "It really doesn't get any bigger than this and I really want to build on the great work Grimmy has done."

Grimmy told listeners he was looking forward to not having to set alarms, and added: "I'm so happy to be swapping shows with my friend and yours, Greg James, and can't wait to wake up to him each morning. Not literally. Just on the radio. Unless he's up for it.

The new shows both begin in the autumn, but no official date has been announced by the beeb just yet.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

He continued: "The listeners have become like mates during the ten years I've been on air, so to be there when they wake up is a real honour.

"They're always front and centre and this will of course be the case on the new breakfast show. It's going to be the most enjoyable challenge I've ever undertaken and I can't wait to get started."

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/Nicholas Grimshaw

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Claire Reid

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