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Nick Grimshaw announces his replacement as he leaves BBC Radio 1 breakfast show

The DJ is "really tired" after doing the breakfast show for six years.


Nick Grimshaw will step away from his BBC1 breakfast show in September.

Greg James will be replacing him on the early shift.

Having done the show for six years now, longer than he expected to, the radio presenter has said he is “really tired” but looking forward to staying on BBC1 but getting to set his alarm a little bit later. He retweeted a post that succinctly summed up how he feels after his show every day.

To sleepy presenter retweeted a listener’s post that featured the napping mem below and captioned it “me everyday post 10am.”

“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,” the DJ said.

BBC Radio 1 announced the news on Twitter sharing a clip of him informing his listeners of the change.

“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 6 years. But 6 years is a long time and this isn’t a forever job. I had the time of my life,” the post was captioned.

Greg James will take over the slot in September moving from his current drive time slot of 4pm to 7pm.

He shared his delight about the news on Twitter.

“I cannot wait to take over the most famous radio show in the world and it was so lovely to break the news on air with Grim that we are switching shows. He’s had an amazing six years and I can’t wait to get going in the autumn. Here we are all sweaty and panicky moments before…”

Enjoy hitting that snooze button in September Grimmy!