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Alice Levine leaves Radio 1 after 9 years

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I’m sorry to see Alice leave. She’s been a fantastic presenter, and since starting with late night shows, has risen well to deserve the slots she does. Her show with Dev has never been the best, mainly because of Dev and the character that he sometimes portrays (duos just haven’t worked IMO).

I haven’t listened to the station much lately, and I read on Facebook that her tone of voice lately gives a vibe that she just doesn’t want to be there anymore. Is this true, would anyone agree? During her time at the station she hasn’t exactly been boosted her to a slot where she could excel in it. Clara’s or Drivetime would be perfect for her. Whether she’s just not been given the chance or hasn’t pushed for a better slot will remain unknown. And maybe she’s just had enough.

Of course, all this is pure speculation. 

Alice is a beautiful girl, has a lovely voice and can be quite funny. Yes, I’m a man and like her. If you’ve seen her on other programmes away from Radio 1, she is great - Taskmaster was a brilliant example of her character. She has talent away from radio, something that is better than radio and can be put to good use.

When she first joined, I had never heard of her. Background research soon made me realise what she’d previously done.

Finally - it’s been nearly 7.5 years she’s been at Radio 1, not 9. She’s joined in January 2013, so soon after Moyles left as he was meant to do the “Phallice” late night shows.

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I'm also sad to see her leave, Dev & Alice has become my favourite weekend show, at least after they got moved to afternoons. They were fine on their own before, and felt really forced at the time to pair them up, but somehow 1 + 1 became 3. And now they've had like 1 or 2 weekends on air as a duo this year, Alice was mostly off to do other comedy/podcast stuff (probably this is what she had to gave up radio for), even after Maya left they've got split up for some unknown reason.

I don't know what's next for Dev, he probably stays on, I've got nothing against him, it's just a step backwards. Maybe a Dev & Arielle could work?

Phil & Alice was also a favourite of mine, though it didn't last very long (1-2 years maybe?) and no one remembers it today. At least Alice does. I wish the best for her for the future.

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On 7/15/2020 at 6:03 PM, Ryan Pannell said:

I haven’t listened to the station much lately, and I read on Facebook that her tone of voice lately gives a vibe that she just doesn’t want to be there anymore. Is this true, would anyone agree?

Not true. It’s her style & has not really changed in the last few years.

I am really going to miss Dev & Alice together. It is definitely the best weekend show right now by a mile. Once they found their stride, they gelled well together & it’s my type of humour.

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Phil and Alice 10-midnight was my fav Alice.

makes sense they didn’t buddy dev and Alice back up when maya left - as I’m sure they would have known this was coming and makes sense

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They have still been appearing on each other’s weeks to play features like Beat Fighter.

i wondered if it was more a technical arrangement that meant they weren’t together. The first week of the new schedule they were (Alice in the Studio, Dev at Home) but when their show came round again with Dev in the Studio... Alice wasn’t on because “She has rubbish WiFi” 🤷🏻‍♂️ 

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Shame about Alice. She was one of the few presenters keeping me interested in Radio 1. Been a fan of hers for a few years now. It’s a shame she’s leaving. I wonder with Maya and Alice leaving, Could Vick Hope move in to one of those slots?

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54 minutes ago, Jono said:

Surely time Arielle Free and Adele Roberts got more airtime on the station?

Personally, a change I can see happening is Dev moving to 1Xtra, Adele to weekend afternoons, Arielle to early breakfast allowing somebody new on weekend early breakfast. Alternatively, they could just move Arielle to weekend afternoons and leave Adele where she is but for some reason I quite like the idea of Adele during the day, she also has a bigger profile than Arielle I think :) This is all assuming Jordan gets all 3 of the 10am-1pm weekend slots. 

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6 hours ago, JacobRadioFan said:

Personally, a change I can see happening is Dev moving to 1Xtra, Adele to weekend afternoons, Arielle to early breakfast allowing somebody new on weekend early breakfast. Alternatively, they could just move Arielle to weekend afternoons and leave Adele where she is but for some reason I quite like the idea of Adele during the day, she also has a bigger profile than Arielle I think :) This is all assuming Jordan gets all 3 of the 10am-1pm weekend slots. 

Dev used to do early breakfast on 1xtra before Trevor & Gemma 

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2 hours ago, abertom said:

Dev used to do early breakfast on 1xtra before Trevor & Gemma 

He did earlies on R1 also? I can see RMC going to 1xtra breakfast and a R1 cascade happen from there

 

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Katie Thistleton is also worthy of doing more than just doing Life Hacks. She was one of the key players in the Lolathon last year, thought she added a lot of value alongside Jordan.

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It's a bit sad knowing that this is the last ever time Alice will be on R1. She's always been one of my favourite presenters and listening to her show has always manged to put a smile on my face and often had me laughing out loud. Best of luck to her in whatever she does next. 

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