Nick Grimshaw stepping down as host of BBC Radio 1 breakfast show 

Nick Grimshaw revealed he will step down as host of BBC Radio 1’s flagship breakfast show. 

He announced the news to the country on his show this morning, as the BBC revealed Greg James will take over.

The DJ’s decision to leave comes after the programme lost 600,000 listeners in the first quarter of 2018.

He announced the news to the country on his show this morning, as the BBC revealed Greg James (pictured together) will take over

He announced the news to the country on his show this morning, as the BBC revealed Greg James (pictured together) will take over

He announced the news to the country on his show this morning, as the BBC revealed Greg James (pictured together) will take over

Nick Grimshaw seen leaving BBC Radio One Studios after stepping down from his BBC breakfast show

Nick Grimshaw seen leaving BBC Radio One Studios after stepping down from his BBC breakfast show

Nick Grimshaw seen leaving BBC Radio One Studios after stepping down from his BBC breakfast show

Nick Grimshaw seen leaving BBC Radio One Studios after stepping down from his BBC breakfast show

Nick Grimshaw seen leaving BBC Radio 1 studios today after stepping down from his BBC breakfast show

Greg James is all smiles as he walks out of the the BBC studios this afternoon

Greg James is all smiles as he walks out of the the BBC studios this afternoon

New breakfast show host Greg James is all smiles as he walks out of the the BBC studios this afternoon

New breakfast show host Greg James is all smiles as he walks out of the the BBC studios this afternoon

New breakfast show host Greg James is all smiles as he walks out of the the BBC studios this afternoon

He said: ”It was always my dream to do the breakfast show and I’m very grateful that I got to live my dream every day for what will be nearly six years. 

‘But six years is a long time and this isn’t a forever job. I had the time of my life.’

James is seen outside the BBC studios today

BBC Radio 1’s Twitter account wrote: ‘Don’t worry though guys, Grimmy may be stepping down from the Breakfast Show but he’s staying with the station and our friend and yours, Mr @gregjames will be waking you up every morning

‘Congratulations to both of you, we ❤️ you both!’ 

Grimshaw, paid between £350,000 and £399,999, has seen his weekly listener total fall from 5.7million in the last quarter of 2017 to 5.1million in the first three months of this year. 

The drop of 11 per cent is the second largest dip since he took over the breakfast show.

The biggest fall was between October and December 2012 and January and March 2013, when the audience fell by 14 per cent.

He will now host the Drivetime show for Radio 1 in a straight swap with Greg James.

James caused uproar with Taylor Swift fans this week after he told the singer she needed a shower.

Swift battled through humid conditions when she took to the stage at BBC‘s Biggest Weekend on Sunday night. 

Grimshaw, paid between £350,000 and £399,999, has seen his weekly listener total fall from 5.7million in the last quarter of 2017 to 5.1million in the first three months of this year

Grimshaw, paid between £350,000 and £399,999, has seen his weekly listener total fall from 5.7million in the last quarter of 2017 to 5.1million in the first three months of this year

The drop of 11 per cent is the second largest dip since he took over the breakfast show

The drop of 11 per cent is the second largest dip since he took over the breakfast show

Grimshaw (pictured today), paid between £350,000 and £399,999, has seen his weekly listener total fall from 5.7million in the last quarter of 2017 to 5.1million in the first three months of this year

Show your soft like Nick in a suede jacket by Dunhill

When it comes to menswear, it doesn’t get much more suave than a suede jacket.

Nick Grimshaw showed us how it’s done here, rocking a blue jacket by Dunhill, which he teamed with a Gucci logo tee, skinny jeans and ankle boots. We love the navy shade and pocket details. It’s the perfect alternative to a denim jacket or trench coat for spring!

The more you can push your budget the better on this trend, and the fact that we first spotted Nick wearing this super luxe jacket back in 2014 is testament to how suede only gets better with age!

His exact style has now sold out, but click (right) to buy a very similar new season Dunhill version over at Mr Porter.

Or be a smooth operator in one of the suede jackets we’ve got lined up for you in the edit below.

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Awkward! Greg James (left) has been scolded by fans after jokingly telling the singer to 'take a shower' following her energetic performance in Swansea on Sunday night

Awkward! Greg James (left) has been scolded by fans after jokingly telling the singer to 'take a shower' following her energetic performance in Swansea on Sunday night

Awkward! Greg James (left) has been scolded by fans after jokingly telling the singer to ‘take a shower’ following her energetic performance in Swansea on Sunday night

And it didn’t go unnoticed by presenter James, who was scolded by fans after jokingly telling the singer to ‘take a shower’ following her energetic performance.

Taking her aside for a brief post-show interview at Swansea’s Singleton Park, the BBC host said: ‘I think you need to have a shower now,’ in an apparent reference to the muggy conditions.

Luckily the pop star managed to see the funny side, quipping: ‘I agree, I’m not offended, there’s a lot going on and almost none of it’s good.’

During her set on Sunday night Taylor, 28, wowed the 26,000-strong audience with a live performance of a string of hits from her 2017 album Reputation

During her set on Sunday night Taylor, 28, wowed the 26,000-strong audience with a live performance of a string of hits from her 2017 album Reputation

During her set on Sunday night Taylor, 28, wowed the 26,000-strong audience with a live performance of a string of hits from her 2017 album Reputation

But some fans were unimpressed by the jibe, with one tweeting: ‘Wait the interviewer told Taylor to take a shower??? wtf’.

Another wrote: ‘Really Greg James? The first interview Taylor has done in more than two years and you tell her she needs a shower?

‘Really where did your manners go? And you couldn’t have asked her a music question about her album? Is this journalism?’    

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