Jordan North Breaks His Silence Following Unexpected Departure from Radio 1

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Jordan North Expresses Gratitude to Listeners and Colleagues Following Unexpected Departure from BBC Radio 1’s Drivetime Show

Radio 1 -Jordan North Expresses Gratitude to Colleagues and Listeners Following Unexpected Departure

In a heartfelt message shared on social media, Jordan North, former BBC Radio 1 drivetime show host, expressed his appreciation for his listeners and former colleagues. He specifically mentioned his “partner in crime,” Vick Hope, acknowledging how much he would miss being on air with her every day.

On Friday, Radio 1 announced that Made in Chelsea star Jamie Laing would be taking over North’s role on the drivetime show. While North did not disclose the reasons for his departure or his future plans, insiders cited by the Sun suggest that he is joining the Capital FM Breakfast team, which is owned by Global.

BBC News has reached out to North’s management and Global for comment.

Having spent a decade at Radio 1, North is a beloved presenter known for his charismatic style. In his statement, the 34-year-old expressed gratitude to his colleagues, considering many of them friends for life. He also extended his appreciation to his fellow presenters, including Greg James, Scott Mills, Clara Amfo, and Vick Hope.

Above all, North expressed heartfelt thanks to the listeners who have been incredibly supportive and made him feel welcome throughout his tenure. Their kind words and messages have touched him deeply, leaving a lasting impact on his journey in radio.

Jamie Laing will replace North on Radio 1's Going Home show next month
Jamie Laing will replace North on Radio 1’s Going Home show next month [GETTY IMAGES]

North’s Collaborations and Jamie Laing’s Excitement for New Role

Since 2021, Jordan North has been co-presenting the drivetime show with Vick Hope, following his previous experience hosting weekend shows like Greatest Hits on Sundays. Additionally, he co-hosts the highly popular Help I Sexted My Boss podcast alongside William Hanson.

In 2020, North also made a notable appearance on the reality TV show I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!, where he achieved an impressive second-place finish.

As for Jamie Laing, he will now be hosting the Going Home show on Radio 1 from 15:30 to 17:45, Monday to Thursday, alongside Vick Hope. Laing, who previously filled in for Mollie King’s maternity leave on the station, expressed his excitement, describing the opportunity as “an absolute dream.”

With these changes set to take place from March 4th, both North and Laing embark on new chapters in their broadcasting careers, bringing fresh energy and enthusiasm to their respective roles.

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