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BBC announces Jordan North is leaving Radio 1

BBC announces Jordan North is leaving Radio 1

Jordan North is on his way out of BBC Radio 1

The BBC have announced that Jordan North will be leaving Radio 1.

The host of many popular radio shows and the podcast Help I Sexted My Boss will be moving on from the BBC's flagship radio station after they announced his departure on social media.

Taking to Twitter, they wrote: "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."

Jordan North leaving Radio 1 will be sad news for his listeners.
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Over the past decade Jordan has been on a number of BBC radio shows, having stood in for various presenters on their shows and helmed his own.

In 2018 he was announced as the new host for Radio 1's Greatest Hits show, and then in 2020 he was named as the host for the radio station's 11am-1pm slot.

However, in that same year he also participated in a series of I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! and was the runner-up, with Giovanna Fletcher being named Queen of the Castle.

A year later Jordan was presenting Radio 1's drivetime show with Vick Hope, and now he's departing the BBC have announced that Made In Chelsea star Jamie Laing will take his place.

"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," Laing said of his new job.

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

Jordan has been working on Radio 1 for years, and will be replaced by Jamie Laing.
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Radio 1's viewers have been saying they're 'gutted about this' and said they will remember Jordan's time on air fondly.

Several paid tribute to him being the 'supply teacher' presenter who'd be brought in when the main host was away, and that they 'loved listening to him' when he was on.

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'.

Plenty more said the BBC's announcement came as a 'shock', and some even wrote in that this would be their moment to switch over from Radio 1.

While many BBC listeners make the natural progression from Radio 1 to Radio 2 at some point in their lives the departure of Jordan might be what pushes a few more today.

Some listeners were wondering how to break the news to their less social media-savvy parents that he was going.

LADbible has contacted reps of Jordan North for comment.

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Topics: BBC, Celebrity