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Blog: Is Nick Grimshaw the right choice for the BBC Radio 1 breakfast show?

Nick Grimshaw has been announced as the new breakfast show presenter at BBC Radio 1.

Chris Moyles revealed that he would be leaving the breakfast show in September. Nevertheless, it won’t be the last we’ve seen of his as, according to the BBC Radio 1 press release, he “is currently in negotiations with the station about a brand new show.”

Oldham born, Nick Grimshaw currently presents the 10 – midnight slot. Speaking about his new show, Nick said: “I’m super excited to be hosting the iconic Radio 1 Breakfast Show, it’s been a dream of mine since the age of 11 and to be honest it hasn’t really sunk in yet. I love Chris and have always looked up to him as one of the best broadcasters ever.”

Greg James, Scott Mills and Fearne Cotton were all heavily linked to the role but is Nick Grimshaw the right person for the breakfast show presenter?

Following the schedule swap between Scott Mills and Greg James in February 2012, it seems too soon for one of them to take over the breakfast show. Both DJs have previously expressed their interest in the role and will be disappointed not to have been selected.

Another reason Scott Mills wouldn’t have been suitable for the role as the BBC are aiming to appeal to a young audience. At 39, Scott is one of the oldest DJs on the station and wouldn’t have been an ideal choice.

Despite being strongly linked to the breakfast show, 30-year-old Fearne Cotton seems comfortable in her mid-morning programme slot and has never openly spoken about wanting the role.

As for Nick Grimshaw, he’s young and has plenty of young fans with his work through T4 and the likes, something that the BBC will hope to utilize. Is he the right man for the job? It certainly looks that way.

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