Moyles replaced at Radio 1

Former Channel 4 presenter Nick Grimshaw is to take over the Radio 1 breakfast show, replacing Chris Moyles, the BBC said today.

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Moyles 'walks out' on new breakfast host Grimshaw

Chris Moyles played a "cruel" prank on new breakfast host Nick Grimshaw today after he abandoned him in the studio live on air.

A prank was played on new breakfast show host Nick Grimshaw today. Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

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."

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Nick Grimshaw is 'super excited' about Radio 1 job

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.

Nick Grimshaw is to replace Chris Moyles presenting the Radio 1 breakfast show. Credit: BBC/Ray Burmiston

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."

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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.

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