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Greg James has posted on his Facebook page saying that there's big Radio 1 news coming at midnight.

Not sure if it's related or not but the Official charts also have big news coming at midnight. Do you think we could see the chart move days sooner than we thought? Maybe onto Greg's show on a Friday?

EDIT: Yep, chart is moving to Friday 4-6pm hosted by Greg. Press release also mentions something about a CBBC show and the title 'CBBC Official Chart Show'?

Here's the link to the press release http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2015/official-chart-show-greg-james

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Interesting, very interesting. I can't really see how it'll fit in to what's predominantly an entertainment show, but at least we still have Greg. I hope it's basically a usual Greg James show, with the chart incorporated rather than a full on chart rundown.

I note the chart's reducing to two hours as part of all this. In fact would it not be 1 hour 45 mins if Newsbeat's still running at 5:45pm?

End of a very long era.

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Greg James has posted on his Facebook page saying that there's big Radio 1 news coming at midnight.

Not sure if it's related or not but the Official charts also have big news coming at midnight. Do you think we could see the chart move days sooner than we thought? Maybe onto Greg's show on a Friday?

EDIT: Yep, chart is moving to Friday 4-6pm hosted by Greg. Press release also mentions something about a CBBC show and the title 'CBBC Official Chart Show'?

Here's the link to the press release http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2015/official-chart-show-greg-james

so what happened to Clara supposedely carrying on doing it?

sadly this does mean the end for scott sitting in on the chart show though when Gregs on holiday, unless he does 5 hours solid which seems unlikely

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So Cooper said that Clara would continue hosting the Chart but now she's not?

Bit of a shame that Feet Up Friday is gone. It's been a staple of Greg's show for years and the teams coming in and playing some classic songs fitted in perfectly to Friday evening. The fact that it's being replaced with a rundown of songs we've all heard a hundred times is disappointing. I would have favoured Clara continuing with it at 10am on a Friday or Scott and Clara teaming up for a rundown between 3 and 4pm. The Chart Show is an institution but it's not that relevant anymore and messing with a flagship show to fit it in is a shame. At least Dance Anthems is staying.

The "4-6pm" on the press release must be a mistake as Newsbeat is obviously at 5:45.

It also means the end of Scott covering the Chart Show which is a shame as he is great at it. Presumably Dev will be main cover from July.

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Interesting to see what happens with Sunday 4pm-7pm. I'd like to see the return of The Radio 1 Request Show with Adele Roberts presenting it maybe. Radio 1 probably won't go for it but I think it'd be a great replacement. Hopefully they don't just go for a standard daytime show with a new presenter.

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Interesting to see what happens with Sunday 4pm-7pm. I'd like to see the return of The Radio 1 Request Show with Adele Roberts presenting it maybe. Radio 1 probably won't go for it but I think it'd be a great replacement. Hopefully they don't just go for a standard daytime show with a new presenter.

I'm hearing the new presenter of the sunday slot could be Cel Spelman with a CBBC related show. Don't quote me on that though !

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http://www.independent.co.uk/news/media/tv-radio/radio-1-teen-hero-head-of-youth-council-called-in-to-help-boss-ben-cooper-44-bridge-the-generation-gap-10128834.html

QUOTE=steve24;411622]I'm hearing the new presenter of the sunday slot could be Cel Spelman with a CBBC related show. Don't quote me on that though !

You may be correct. Above is from the Independent, a link tweeted from Louisa Compton (Head of Newsbeat). The short Newsbeat documentaries on the iPlayer seem like a good idea but will this mean doing away with the 12:45pm & 5:45pm programmes and sticking to hourly news until 5:30pm as per Saturday's? Time will tell.

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will this mean doing away with the 12:45pm & 5:45pm programmes and sticking to hourly news until 5:30pm as per Saturday's? Time will tell.

The 15 minuite long Newsbeat programs are part of Radio 1's licence if I remember rightly, so unless the BBC Trust change the licence I think they'll be staying.

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I'm really happy for Greg. When he used to do The Chart Update I thought he was really good at it, and he obviously loves the Chart so I think it could be a good show. I hope this means a new chart package though, this ones pushing on 3 years!

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- Greg's doing the chart now

- Clara is taking over Fearne's slot before the chart changes

- The show is 1h 45, from 4pm to 5:45

- Newsbeat will remain

- Replacing the current chart slot will be the CBBC Chart hosted by Cel Spellman, live from the Live Lounge every Sunday for three hours with entertainment, and heavily focused on interaction. Great. That's really relating to the 15+ age range. Thanks Radio 1.

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I'm also really disappointed that Feet Up Friday is being binned. I only listen to Greg's show once a week and it's for exactly that, plus dance anthems. Real shame.

As someone else has pointed out, do we really want to replace decent Friday vibes with chart songs we've all heard a hundred times already? And I don't even know what to say about the CBBC involvement. I knew Radio 1 had a young target audience, but blimey...

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Overall I think this is good. I predicted this a while back! Feet Up Friday did start to sound stale and it's the right time for it to go IMO. Shame that Clara only had it for a few months though! Wish 17:45 newsbeat on a Friday would go, too (or be reduced to 5-10 mins) (btw radioanorak, Cel Spellman's CBBC show won't be on Radio 1, it'll be on CBBC)

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