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Nick Grimshaw quits BBC Radio 1 after 14 years: 'Now is time for a change'

"It was my childhood dream to work here and I have truly had the time of my life."

2021-06-30

Words: Jamie Tabberer; picture: BBC

Nick Grimshaw is quitting his job at BBC Radio 1, he has confirmed.

The DJ, who is gay, first joined the broadcaster 14 years ago, back in 2007.

Sorry to see you go, Nick.

"It's time"

Sharing the news on Twitter, the 36-year-old said: "Some news I can finally share after giving it some thought for a while….I have decided that after 14 years on air it's time for me to leave Radio 1.

"It was my childhood dream to work here and I have truly had the time of my life. But now is time for a change."

The former X Factor judge added: "I want to thank you, the R1 listeners for joining me on this journey. Thank you for being a massive part of my life and sharing your lives with me on the radio every day. Thank you for providing endless hilarity, passion and an unquenchable eagerness to ‘avvvvv it!"

 
 
 
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Jordan North and Vick Hope will be replacing Nick on the airwaves, according to the radio station.

"We have some news!" a rep said on Twitter. "From September, the brilliant Vick Hope & Jordan North will take over Monday - Thursday afternoons from 3:30 - 6pm on Radio 1."

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