28/02/2012 11:11 GMT | Updated 28/02/2012 11:28 GMT

Radio 1 DJ Scott Mills Axed From Drivetime Show, Replaced By Greg James

Scott Mills has lost his Radio 1 drivetime show after almost eight years.

Mills will be replaced by Greg James from April 2. However, he won't be leaving the station altogether as he'll step in to take James' old show from 1pm to 4pm.

In a statement on the BBC's official site James said: "My dream job just keeps getting better and better. I can’t wait to get going with the new show!"

However, there was no word from Mills on the job swap.

The news is part of a wider announcement made by new Radio 1 & 1Xtra Controller, Ben Cooper, about changes to the station today.

Former T4 presenter Jameela Jamil will now host the Radio 1 Request Show, which will be now broadcast on Sunday’s from 7-9pm, and 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.

Meanwhile, Edith Bowman moves to a midweek slot, becoming the host of Radio 1’s Review Show on Tuesdays, 9-10pm.

In the statement 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."