Nick Grimshaw has said he was "nervous and excited" to take over Radio 1's Breakfast Show.
Chris Moyles has been given a send-off by showbiz pals including Ant and Dec who hosted a This Is Your Life-style farewell.
Nick Grimshaw has been handed the flagship Radio 1 breakfast show after Chris Moyles announced on air today that he was bowing out.
Nick Grimshaw is set to inherit an audience of under seven million when he takes over the Radio 1 breakfast show in September.
The Chris Moyles show pulled in 6.9 million listeners in the second quarter of this year - down from 7.1 million in the first three months of 2012, according to figures released by audience measurement body Rajar.
Radio 2's Chris Evans easily beat Moyles in the popularity stakes with his breakfast show reaching an audience of 8.9 million, down from 9.2 million in the first three months.
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."
So happy for Nick Grimshaw :)From @huwstephens on Twitter:
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.
First thing Chris Moyles ever said to me, with me n Bethan doing our first dep show on Radio 1, was 'Hello Chunky'.From @huwstephens on Twitter:
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 !!From @tonyblackburn on Twitter: