Nick Grimshaw is stepping into one of UK radio's most coveted slots, as he has been announced as the replacement for Chris Moyles on Radio One's breakfast show.
Loud-mouthed Radio One star Chris Moyles is to vacate his breakfast show at the end of September, it was announced today. Grimshaw joined Radio One in 2005 and beats the hotly-tipped Greg James to land the coveted slot on the radio schedule.
The morning presenter revealed the news this morning on his show, bringing his eight years in the slot to a close.
"We're off. I wanted to let you know. A couple more months of us, then it's someone else's turn. Thank you for listening," said the 38-year-old today (11 July, 2012).
Moyles began presenting the show in 2004, and is contracted to Radio One until New Year 2014, indicating that he will move to a new slot rather than another BBC station.
"I'd like to thank Chris. Quite simply he's been the most successful breakfast show host in Radio 1 history," says Radio One controller Ben Cooper. "He's done it for more than eight and half years and he's been fantastic."
Cooper has been instrumental in bringing in younger stars to the station after the BBC's governing body found that the station needed to attract more listeners under the age of 30.
Since starting his role on the Radio One breakfast show, Moyles hit peak listening figures of 11.82million in 2010.