Nick Grimshaw is new Radio 1 Breakfast Show presenter

I'm super excited to be hosting the iconic Radio 1 Breakfast Show, 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."Nick Grimshaw
Date: 11.07.2012     Last updated: 18.03.2014 at 17.49
Category: Radio 1
BBC Radio 1 today announced that Nick Grimshaw is the station’s new breakfast show presenter.

Nick, who currently presents a night time show on Radio 1 (Sun-Thurs 10-midnight), will take over from the current breakfast show host Chris Moyles, who announced on air this morning that he is to step down in September.

Speaking about his new show Nick said: "I'm super excited to be hosting the iconic Radio 1 Breakfast Show, 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."

Ben Cooper, Controller BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 1Xtra, said: “Nick is a great broadcaster with a passion for music and a mischievous sense of humour, which has made him a hit with our listeners. He will be an excellent host for Radio 1’s new breakfast show, bringing a new generation of listeners with him.”

Twenty-seven-year-old Nick has presented his current show on Radio 1, which features an energetic mix of new music, humour and guests, since June 2009. Nick joined the BBC in 2007 presenting shows on BBC Two and Radio 1, for the BBC’s former teen strand. He then went on to present the station’s weekend breakfast show from September 2008 before moving to his current show. Originally from Oldham, Nick’s first step into broadcasting was on student radio at Liverpool University.

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