Radio DJ, Nick Grimshaw has announced that he will be quitting Radio 1 breakfast show in autumn.
The former The X Factor presenter announced his decision on Thursday morning, claiming that he needed to “get off the ride” after confessing that he was “really tired” after six years of early mornings.
Breaking the news, he told listeners: “The Breakfast Show is one of those jobs [where], it’s not a forever job. You don’t start there thinking, ‘I’ll do this until I’m 90.
“I thought I’d do it for two years, not six years, and we’ve had messages this week from people who’ve got in touch saying when we started doing The Breakfast Show, they were starting their GCSEs or they were revising.
“Now, they’ve graduated uni, and enough’s enough!”
The DJ’s decision to leave comes after the programme has suffered falling ratings over the last few years, losing 600,000 listeners in the first quarter of 2018.
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He added: “Not everybody gets to do what they want to do with their lives. I’m so grateful for that and I love it. However, I’m really tired. Like, you’ve no idea.”
Shortly after the announcement, it was revealed that drive time host Greg James would be taking Nick’s iconic morning slot.
“I am completely beside myself that I’ve been given the chance to present the most famous radio show in the world,” Greg told Nick as he appeared alongside him on the radio.
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“I did not sleep one hour last night just thinking about it … it’s too much,” he giddily added.
Before confessing it was going to be a “big challenge” but he was “ready to give this a go”.
Meanwhile Nick told fans that he was not leaving BBC for good, and had exciting plans for a “new show” in the pipelines.
“Come September, I will have been doing it for six years, and I’ve decided that it’s time for a change,” he explained.
“It’s going to be time for a new show, and most importantly, time for a new wake-up time. Preferably at 11.30am!”