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Just announced - starting Monday April 2nd:

Greg James at 4pm - 7pm

Scott Mills at 1pm - 4pm

Jameela on the Request Show - Sundays from 7pm to 9pm (replaces Tom Deacon)

R1’s Dance Anthems with Danny Howard Saturdays from 4pm to 7pm

Gemma presents Weekend Breakfast (leaving 1Xtra to Sarah Jane Crawford) at 7am.

Edith Bowman will present a new Tuesday evening show 9pm - 10pm.

Jaymo and Andy George to become cover presenters.

PRESS RELEASE

Radio 1 & 1Xtra Controller, Ben Cooper, today announced changes and brand new signings to the Radio 1 & 1Xtra schedules.

From Monday 2 April Greg James will move to weekdays 4-7pm, swapping places with Scott Mills who also gets a new show, moving to weekdays 1-4pm.

Greg James said: "My dream job just keeps getting better and better. I can’t wait to get going with the new show!"

Brand new signing Jameela Jamil will be joining the station to host the Radio 1 Request Show which will be now broadcast on Sunday’s from 7-9pm.

Jameela Jamil said: "To say I'm excited is a major understatement - being offered the opportunity to join the Radio 1 family is literally a dream come true and I can’t wait to slip on the headphones."

Gemma Cairney will be taking over the weekend breakfast show 7-10am, moving over from sister station, 1Xtra where she has been presenting the afternoon show since January 2011.

Gemma said: "I arrived at 1Xtra just over three years ago a wide eyed puppy & soon became obsessed with all things radio. It will be really emotional, but I'm only moving downstairs to Radio 1 and I can't wait for all the new fun it'll bring."

Edith Bowman moves to a midweek slot, becoming the host of Radio 1’s Review Show on Tuesdays, 9-10pm, where each week she will host a guest panel who will discuss the latest new music releases.

In addition, Danny Howard, 24, from Blackpool, who was discovered through a Radio 1 talent search and opened the Radio 1 Ibiza Weekend in 2011, has landed a brand new show every Saturday 4-7pm, which will be called R1’s Dance Anthems with Danny Howard.

Specialist music strand, In New DJ’s We Trust*, will also get an exciting new line up with DJ’s B-Traits, Mosca, Jordan and Julio Bashmore hosting shows on a four weekly rotation.

There will also be some changes to the 1Xtra schedule. Sarah-Jane Crawford, currently hosting weekends 1-4pm will move to take over the weekday 1-4pm show, and a new addition to the network will be Adele, she’ll take the reins from Sarah-Jane and present the weekend 1-4pm show.

On the changes to the schedule Ben Cooper said: "These are exciting times at Radio 1 & 1Xtra. The latest changes are about attracting even more young listeners by bringing in new and fresh talent to the stations. At the end of last year we announced changes to the specialist music line-up, so I’m really looking forward to hearing the new line up in full when we launch in April."

The new schedule will come into effect from Monday 2 April 2012.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2012/new-radio1.html

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It will freshen things up and I'm delighted to hear Scott at work in the office. I guess it's all part of the big masterplan from Ben Cooper and I suppose it's better than how Bannister dealt with things. It's certainly the end of an era though - waking up with Moyles, going home with Mills.

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This makes me sad. Scott has basically been demoted. It might shake things up, but this is still a massive slap in the face to Scott.

Aw come on it's the biggest radio station in the world and after at least 8 he's still going to be in the afternoons! Pretty good going I'd say. It's going to be a new challenge for him and hopefully will allow him to branch out into new projects too.

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Here is the new schedule:

[h=2]Radio 1 Schedule from Monday 2 April[/h]Monday – Friday (Daytime)

04.00 – 06.30 - Dev

06.30 – 10.00 – The Chris Moyles Show

10.00 – 13.00 - Fearne Cotton

13.00 – 16.00 – Scott Mills

16.00 – 19.00 – Greg James

Monday - post 7pm

19.00 – 21.00 – Zane Lowe

21.00 – 22.00 - Radio 1 Stories

22.00 – 00.00 – Nick Grimshaw

00.00 – 02.00 – Rock Show with Dan P Carter

02.00 – 04.00 – Charlie Sloth

Tuesday – post 7pm

19.00 – 21.00 – Zane Lowe

21.00 – 22.00 – BBC Radio 1’s Review Show with Edith Bowman

22.00 – 00.00 – Nick Grimshaw

00.00 – 02.00 – Punk Show with Mike Davies

02.00 – 04.00 – Nihal

Wednesday – post 7pm

19.00 – 21.00 – Zane Lowe

21.00 – 22.00 – Matt Edmondson

22.00 – 00.00 – Nick Grimshaw

00.00 – 02.00 – Huw Stephens

02.00 – 04.00 – Benji B

Thursday – post 7pm

19.00 – 21.00 – Zane Lowe

21.00 – 22.00 – In New DJ’s We Trust

22.00 – 00.00 – Nick Grimshaw

00.00 – 02.00 – BBC Radio 1 Residency

02.00 – 04.00 – Toddla T

Friday – post 7pm

19.00 – 21.00 – Annie Mac

21.00 – 23.00 – Pete Tong

23.00 – 01.00 – Skream & Benga

01.00 – 03.00 – Essential Mix

03.00 – 05.00 – Annie Nightingale

Saturday

05.00 – 07.00 – Rob Da Bank

07.00 – 10.00 – Gemma Cairney

10.00 – 13.00 – Vernon Kay

13.00– 16.00 – Huw Stephens

16.00 – 19.00 – R1’s Dance Anthems with Danny Howard

19.00 – 21.00 – Trevor Nelson (1Xtra simulcast)

21.00 – 23.00 – Westwood (1Xtra simulcast)

23.00 – 01.00 – Mistajam (1Xtra simulcast)

01.00 – 03.00 – Brand new show (1Xtra simulcast – Details to be announced in coming weeks)

03.00 – 05.00 – The 1Xtra Showcase (1Xtra simulcast)

Sunday

05.00 – 07.00 – The 1Xtra Mix

07.00 – 10.00 – Gemma Cairney

10.00 – 1300 – Sara Cox

13.00 – 16.00 – Huw Stephens

16.00 – 19.00 – The Official Chart With Reggie Yates

19.00 – 21.00 – Radio 1’s Request Show with Jameela Jamil

21.00 – 22.00 – The Surgery with Aled

22.00 – 00.00 – Nick Grimshaw & Annie Mac

00.00 – 02.00 – Radio 1 Nations

02.00 – 04.00 – Friction

http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2012/new-radio1.html

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Actually quite sad and effected by this in an odd way. Drive always seemed the right place for Scott as the perfect combo with moyles on the breakfast show. Will be interesting to look at his tweets and what he portrays in them.

I did sense a bit of sarcasm in his tweet last night.

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it makes no difference to me with scott moving, i'll still get to hear him and at least he is still on radio 1. i am delighted radio 1 has shown some balls and got a young dance dj in and revived dance anthems. since dave pearce left it's been missed. just as long as they actually play 'dance anthems' like dave pearce did all the way from the early 90's to today, and not 3 hours of fucking dubstep which is urban not dance.

the only problem is that they should of left the request show where it was and put dance anthems on a sunday night again. but haha! so much for 'switch'.

on the grid.

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Though I think I'd prefer a Request Show seeing as Reggie's one stopped..

Err... the request show will be Sundays after the chart...

Could this be the reason why Greg has stopped doing handovers with Scott, who seems quite angry about this re:

I love Radio1 / Might move to Australia I love it there

Also will Beccy and TOTDS move with him? I'm not so sure... and IOBF RFTW and The wonder years will finish...

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