Chris Moyles played a "cruel" prank on new breakfast host Nick Grimshaw today after he abandoned him in the studio live on air.
Grimshaw had been a guest on the flagship show and was talking about his appointment but Moyles and his team walked out, leaving the new host by himself.
The T4 presenter said: "Everyone's gone - this is not a hilarious on-air radio gag". He said Moyles had taken him for a drink last night and invited him on telling him they would have a "really nice morning together".
Grimshaw then told listeners: "I've only been up for 20 minutes. This is cruel, really cruel."
@grimmers AAAAAAARRRRRRRGGGGGHHHHHHHHH I knew it! CONGRATULATIONS!!!! You are going to be the best breakfast show EVER!!!!!! Well done! X
So happy for Nick Grimshaw :)
Today television and radio presenter Nick Grimdshaw was named as the successor to Chris Moyles as the presented of BBC Radio 1's breakfast show.
27-year-old Grimshaw has been with the station for five years and said he was "super excited" to be given the new role.
The presenter - known to listeners as 'Grimmy' - said: "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 is to take over the Radio 1 breakfast show, replacing Chris Moyles, the BBC said today.
Nick, who currently co-presents a late-night Sunday show with Annie Mac, is due to take over from Chris Moyles in September.
@chrisdjmoyles I can't believe it, don't do it ! Sleep on it ?
First thing Chris Moyles ever said to me, with me n Bethan doing our first dep show on Radio 1, was 'Hello Chunky'.
Gutted that @chrisdjmoyles is leaving Radio 1's Breakfast Show.
Chris Moyles announced live on air this morning he is to leave the Radio 1 breakfast show after more than eight years. His successor is to be announced later today.
I guess Radio One will be looking for a new young dynamic kid to take over from Chris.here I am !!
Awwww man I dunno what to do... @chrismoylesshow is ending!! I'm devastated!! What a show!! This can't be true...
End of an era. @chrisdjmoyles a BRILLIANT broadcaster
Chris Moyles has announced live on air he is to leave the Radio 1 breakfast show.
The DJ has been presenting the radio station's flagship show since January 2004.
To listen to Chris Moyles' on-air announcement click here.
Chris Moyles' successor is to be announced on Radio 1's Newsbeat bulletin at 10.30am.