Nick Grimshaw to be replaced on Radio 1 Breakfast Show by Greg James

It’s been announced today that Nick Grimshaw will step down from hosting Radio One’s flagship Breakfast Show this September.

The announcement was made by the presenter on his show earlier where he also confirmed that fellow Presenter Greg James, who currently presents Drivetime would be his replacement.

The DJ, paid between £350,000 and £399,999, has seen his weekly listeners total fall from 5.7million in the last quarter of 2017 to 5.1million in the first three months of this year, a loss of 600,000 listeners according to research by Rajar.

Speaking earlier, he 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.

“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.

It’s understood Grimshaw will remain on Radio 1 but in a different time slot.

As well as working in radio, Grimshaw has appeared on E4 and Channel 4 presenting Freshly Squeezed alongside Jameela Jamil and Alexa Chung.

He’s also presented The One Show, Hotel of Mum and Dad and Sweat the Small Stuff.

One of his most noteworthy appearances was on the judging panel of The X Factor, but he was allegedly axed by Simon Cowell along with Caroline Flack.

Meanwhile, in a statement, James said: “I am completely beside myself that I’ve been given the chance to present the most famous radio show in the world.

“The listeners have become like mates during the 10 years I’ve been on air, so to be there when they wake up is a real honour.

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Written by Jay Curtis

Radio & Television Presenter and Showbiz Reporter