You either love him or hate him but Chris Moyles today announced his is hanging the headphones up on his award winning Radio 1 breakfast show having enjoyed over eight years on the air making the Yorkshireman the stations longest serving breakfast presenter after steering the flagship show for two years longer than the record set by the legendary Tony Blackburn in 1973. Moyles told listeners this morning, "We're off. I wanted to let you know. A couple more months of us, then it's someone else's turn. Thank you for listening."

The Dj has been with Radio 1 since 1997 and is still contracted with the station until 2014, while talks of a new show for Moyles are still taking place however, the BBC have announced that Nick Grimshaw will take over the breakfast slot from the end of September.

This is the latest appointment from new Radio 1 controller Ben Cooper whose focus has been to attract more listeners aged 15 to 29 following a review back in 2009 and more recent reports showing the station needs to target more under 30s. Cooper had this to say about Chris Moyles departure from the prime time slot, "I'd like to thank Chris. Quite simply he's been the most successful breakfast show host in Radio 1 history. He's done it for more than eight and half years and he's been fantastic."