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Grimshaw set to inherit under 7 million listeners from Moyles

Nick Grimshaw is set to inherit an audience of under seven million when he takes over the Radio 1 breakfast show in September.

Nick Grimshaw will become Radio 1's breakfast show host in September. Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

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.