Three BBC presenters have been axed as Radio 1 reveals a significant shake-up on the station.
Dev Griffin, Huw Stephens and Phil Taggart will all air their final exhibits on the finish of this 12 months.
Whereas bosses have introduced that 5 new presenters will be a part of the R1 workforce from the brand new 12 months – whereas breakfast present host Greg James will now transfer to 5 days every week as a substitute of the present 4.
The station’s new boss Aled Haydn Jones mentioned: “Dev, Huw and Phil have been extremely beneficial members of the Radio 1 household over time.
“They’re all glorious broadcasters and I’m happy we’ll be listening to extra from Huw and Phil elsewhere on BBC Radio.
“I’d prefer to thank every of them for his or her contribution to Radio 1 and want all of them the very best for the longer term.”
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BBC Music Introducing host Stephens mentioned he had “liked each minute of my 21 years broadcasting on Radio 1”.
Former Strictly Come Dancing contestant Griffin, who presently presents Friday to Sunday afternoons, tweeted that “it’s been an absolute privilege and a pleasure to waffle and entertain so many listeners however I’m prepared for some new challenges”.
Chillest Present presenter Taggart mentioned: “Somebody placed on some montage music I’m going for a gradual stroll out the door. Because of everybody who I’ve labored with and who listened.”
In a shake as much as the breakfast present choices, Early Breakfast on Fridays will showcase “the very best new and rising presenting expertise”, with a brand new presenter internet hosting the present on a month-to-month rotation.
They embrace Mollie Finn, who will tackle the slot as her first job in radio after beforehand volunteering as a presenter at Bournemouth College’s scholar station.
The opposite hosts are Joel Mitchell, who has beforehand offered on BBC Radio Leeds, and Charge Mak, who hosts the drivetime slot on London’s Westside Radio.
New presenter Sian Eleri, from Wales, will turn into the host of Radio 1’s Chillest Present and Gemma Bradley, from Northern Eire, presents BBC Music Introducing.
Different modifications will see present Radio 1 presenters Arielle Free, Adele Roberts, Matt Edmondson and Mollie King transferring to totally different exhibits.
Radio 1 boss Haydn Jones mentioned: “This can be a actually thrilling time for Radio 1 as we put together to welcome the following technology of expertise.”
And DJ James mentioned of his further day: “I’ve had two years of being referred to as a part-timer by the listeners for deserting them on Fridays so it’s time I truly put a shift in and be with all of them week.
“And in any case, I’d solely be at dwelling in search of silly issues on-line so I’d as nicely go and share the nonsense with everybody to be trustworthy.”