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

The radio host will be switching shows with James

By Steve Brown

Nick Grimshaw will be moved from BBC Radio 1’s Breakfast show.

The radio host took over the popular morning show from Chris Moyles back in 2012 but after the ratings started to slide, the BBC have revealed 33-yeear-old Grimshaw will be moved to the afternoon drivetime show – swapping roles with Greg James.

In a statement, Grimshaw, who is openly gay, 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.

“But six years is a long time and this isn’t a forever job. I had the time of my life.

“I’ve decided it’s time for a change and a new show. I love Radio 1 and can’t wait to get on with the new time slot and the removal of all alarms from my house.

“I’m so happy to be swapping shows with my friend and yours Greg James, and can’t wait to wake up to him each morning.

“Not literally. Just on the radio. Unless he’s up for it.”

James, 32,  added: “I am completely beside myself that I’ve been given the chance to present the most famous radio show in the world.

“It really doesn’t get any bigger than this and I really want to build on the great work Grimmy has done.

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

“They’re always front and centre and this will of course be the case on the new breakfast show. It’s going to be the most enjoyable challenge I’ve ever undertaken and I can’t wait to get started.”