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Made in Chelsea star Jamie Laing to replace Jordan North on Radio 1 after he quits show

Made in Chelsea star Jamie Laing to replace Jordan North on Radio 1 after he quits show

The reality TV star took to Instagram to share a statement

A Made in Chelsea star is now set to replace Jordan North on BBC Radio 1 after he quit the show.

BBC Radio 1 announced the news earlier this morning (16 February), taking to X - formerly Twitter - to release an official statement.

It reads: "Radio 1 will be saying goodbye to Jordan North.

"Jordan has been behind some of the most hilarious and entertaining moments on air over the years, and has been a constant source of inspiration for younger presenters."

Jordan North has left BBC Radio 1 after 10 years.
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The statement ended: "Thank you for everything," alongside a red heart emoji.

Jordan had worked at Radio 1 for 10 years and is one of the station's most popular presenters.

He has not yet commented publicly on the announcement.

Since then, Made in Chelsea's very own Jamie Laing has made his own announcement and has revealed to his fans that he will be taking over Jordan's hosting duties for the Going Home show between 15:30 - 18:00 from Monday to Thursdays - alongside Vick Hope.

Taking to Instagram shortly after the BBC made their announcement, Jamie shared with his 1.2 million followers on Instagram: "Well this is big news…."

The 35-year-old continued: "@bbcradio1 have for some reason trusted me to co-host the Drivetime slot with @vicknhope.

"This is a very proud moment!! Don’t really know what to say apart from, thank you and mum I’ve made it…

"What possibly could go wrong."

Jamie will take over from the start of next month (4 March) after previously appearing on Radio 1 during Mollie King's maternity leave, describing his time there as 'an absolute dream'.

"I've loved every minute that I've been on air with Radio 1 in recent years, so to be joining Vick on Drivetime is just incredible," he said.

"I'm beyond excited to get started and keep listeners company on their journeys home."

The head of Radio 1, Aled Haydn Jones, revealed the show's young audiences 'loved' Jamie, adding: "His infectious energy and love for music and culture will bring an exciting new element to Drivetime.

Jones also added that Jordan has been 'an amazing presenter and a valued colleague at Radio 1, and I'm so proud of his journey with us'.

"He has always connected with the Radio 1 audience through his shows and projects, as witnessed by the huge amount of money raised for Comic Relief during his rowing trip from London to Burnley," the Radio 1 head added.

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/@jamielaing/Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images

Topics: Celebrity, Music, BBC