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Grimshaw leaves show on air after swallowing glass

BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show host Nick Grimshaw had to leave this morning's show while still on air after accidentally swallowing a piece of glass that was in a mug he was drinking from.

Fearne Cotton was forced to fill in for the final 45 minutes of the show as Grimshaw was rushed to hospital.

The 29-year-old DJ later tweeted that he coughed the piece of glass up after an X-ray and was "all fine now".


Grimshaw's Radio 1 Breakfast Show audience grows

Nick Grimshaw has increased his Radio 1 Breakfast Show audience, but is still almost four million listeners behind his Radio 2 rival Chris Evans.

Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw hosts the breakfast show. Credit: Ian West/PA Wire

Grimshaw, who replaced Chris Moyles last year, saw his average audience reach 5.88 million according to industry body Rajar.

But is still less than Radio 4's Today Programme, which had an average audience in the second quarter of this year of 6.97 million, and way behind Evans whose average audience was 9.75 million.

Tim Westwood to leave Radio 1 after nearly 20 years

Tim Westwood is set to leave Radio 1 after almost 20 years at the station. Credit: EMPICS Entertainment

DJ Tim Westwood is set to leave Radio 1 after almost 20 years as part of a shake up of the station's schedule.

The 55-year-old - affectionately known as Big Dawg - currently hosts a two-hour Saturday night show, broadcast on Radio 1 and 1Xtra.

Radio 1 controller Ben Cooper paid tribute to Westwood's 20 years service: "I'd like to thank Tim for the last 20 years on Radio 1. His passion for hip hop is legendary. I wish him all the very best."

The Presenter was injured in a drive-by shooting in south London in 1999 after a gunman opened fire on his stationary Range Rover.


Presenters and musicians react to Moyles' announcement

Celebrities react to Chris Moyles' departure 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.

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