Scott Mills has said BBC Radio 1 has been his “sanctuary” ahead of presenting his final show after 24 years with the network.
The DJ and his co-presenter Chris Stark are stepping down from hosting their daytime slot, with their last show to air on August 25.
In a special edition of the Scott Mills Daily Podcast, the pair reflected on their radio journeys and what the future holds for their friendship.
During the chat, Mills and Stark both agreed that at times the radio had been an “escape” for them when they faced challenging personal situations.
Mills added: “If you’ve been on the radio for that long, like for me, if I’m lucky that’s a quarter of my life on Radio 1?
“Stuff is going to happen in that time, people are going to die, people are going to be born, you’re going to break up with people, you’re going to get with new people like whatever.
“That all happens but the radio with you has been my sanctuary, you know. Because you go in there and you can actually forget about it for three hours.”
Mills is moving to BBC Radio 2 where he will take over the 2pm-4pm slot from presenter Steve Wright.