Chris Moyles Quits BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show
Nick Grimshaw will replace the 38-year old in September...
Moyles confirmed the news during his show at around 8am this morning (11th July), stating he will step down as host in September.
He stated: "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."
The 38-year old then played theTake That classic Sara Cox in 2004, raising its ratings from 9.73million to a high of 11.82million in 2010, with Radio 1 controllerFearne Cotton making the announcement live on air at 10.30am, adding that she was "very, very chuffed" for Nick, but would "miss Moyles a lot."
She claimed: "He's a dear friend of mine. He's just going to have a great time. He is free to do what he pleases."
Cooper said Grimshaw would be a "brilliant" fit for the Breakfast Show, adding: "Nick is a great broadcaster. He's got a passion for music, and has also got that great sense of humour as well."
Speaking of his new job, Grimmy said: "It’s been a dream of mine since the age of 11 and, to be honest, it hasn’t really sunk in yet. I love Chris and have always looked up to him as one of the best broadcasters ever.”