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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.

Chris Moyles is to leave the Radio 1 breakfast show

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.

Radio 1 breakfast DJ Chris Moyles. Credit: PA Wire

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.

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