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Jordan North set to join rival radio station after BBC announced he is leaving Radio 1

Jordan North set to join rival radio station after BBC announced he is leaving Radio 1

His departure was announced earlier this morning

Jordan North is set to join a rival radio station after BBC departure.

It was announced earlier this morning that the presenter is leaving Radio 1.

A statement from the BBC read: "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. Thank you for everything."

Having been on BBC radio for the past decade, North currently presents the Going Home show with Vick Hope but will be replaced from 4 March.

A source has told The Sun that North will be joining Capital FM, where he will replace Roman Kemp.

Jordan has been working on Radio 1 for years, and will be replaced by Jamie Laing.
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They said: "Jordan is moving to Capital FM to replace Roman and he could not be more excited.

“It is absolutely huge for him and although it’s hard to leave the BBC he is excited to get started on Capital.

“Jordan’s decision has been a hard pill to swallow for the BBC but there was nothing they could do to change his mind."

North began presenting the drive time show with Hope in 2021 and have been big fan favourites of the station.

He'll be replaced in the role by Jamie Laing, who will join Hope from 4 March following a stint on Radio 1 when he covered Mollie King's maternity leave.

The Made in Chelsea star said: "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.

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

Jordan North leaving Radio 1 will be sad news for his listeners.
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Many Radio 1 viewers have been saying they're 'gutted about this' news and said they will remember North's time on air fondly.

Plenty echo how much they 'loved listening to him' with another even adding: "What a shame!! I thought he would end up taking over the breakfast show in the future."

Others said they 'hope Jordan is moving onto something better', and that him going was 'not a departure from Radio 1 anyone wanted to see'.

For a lot of fans, BBC's announcement came as a 'shock', and some even wrote in that this would be their moment to switch over from listening to Radio 1.

North has yet to comment on his departure or release his own statement.

LADbible has contacted Capital and North's reps for comment.

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Topics: BBC, Celebrity, UK News