DJs Scott Mills and Chris Stark announce they are leaving BBC Radio One

It has been announced that DJs Scott Mills and Chris Stark are leaving BBC Radio One.

In a social media post confirming the news, the radio station wrote: "We have some sad news to share.

"Scott Mills and Chris Stark have decided that they will be leaving Radio 1 later this summer.

"Thank you from all of us for everything, we'll miss you both greatly.

"Tune into their next show on Monday from 1pm to hear what they have to say to their listeners.

"To find out who will be taking over their slot on the station, tune in to their show on Tuesday afternoon via BBC Sounds."

Scott Mills, 49, who has done an impressive 24 year stint on air, will be moving over to BBC Radio 2, taking over the afternoon slot from Steve Wright.

Of his departure, he said: "Time actually does fly when you're having fun, and that's certainly been the case over the past 24 years at my beloved Radio 1," he says.

"The station I pretended to be on in my bedroom from the age of six. The station I told my mum I wanted to work at, but never in a million years thought I would."

Chris, 35, chose to announce his departure from the radio show in a rather more unconventional way – uploading to his social media channels a video of Lewis Capaldi announcing it instead.

In the hilarious clip, Lewis said: "The boys are absolutely terrified to tell you anything that might upset you or make you feel sad, and I am not," said Lewis.

"They've asked me to do this for them, unfortunately I am afraid it is true, Scott Mills and Chris Stark are going to be leaving Radio 1. I know you're all screaming, shouting at the television… throwing things."

Scott and Chris will leave Radio 1 on Thursday 25 August with their replacements set to be announced on 5 July.

Some fans of Steve Wright's Radio 2 show that Scott is taking over are not pleased with the new appointment, with one person even slamming it as a "diabolical decision by the BBC".

Another person tweeted: "Ending his show is a terrible mistake BBC. There goes your audience."

Another listener said: "His show is honestly what gets me through my work each day. Once he's gone, the radio will be turned off for good.'

Someone else tweeted'He should’ve had his job for life,' another added. Others called it a 'big mistake' and a 'sad and bad move' from the BBC. "


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