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10/04/2018 12:51 BST

Radio 1 Schedule Change Gives Nick Grimshaw A Four-Day Week And Brings Weekends To Fridays

Mollie King has also officially joined the station.

Radio 1 bosses have announced a huge change to their schedule, giving Nick Grimshaw a four-day week and bringing their weekend line-up to Fridays. 

In one of the station’s biggest ever shake-ups, the weekend will officially start a day earlier as of June. 

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Dev and Alice will host the Radio 1 Breakfast Show on Fridays

It means Grimmy’s breakfast show will now be presented by Saturday and Sunday hosts Dev and Alice Levine from 6.30am-10am. 

Maya Jama will also bring her Greatest Hits Show to Fridays from 10am-1pm, with former Saturdays singer Mollie King joining Matt Edmondson on a permanent basis to host from 1pm-4pm. 

Scott Mills will then front a rebooted version of the Official Chart Show from 4pm-7pm, as he counts down the nation’s biggest songs that week. 

He will now be the only current weekday presenter to still be heard on the station five days a week, with Grimmy, Clara Amfo and Greg James all having their on-air hours cut. 

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Nick Grimshaw will now only work a four-day week at Radio 1

Mollie, who enjoyed a guest stint co-hosting Matt’s Saturday show earlier this year, said of joining the station: “I’ve grown up listening to Radio 1 and I can’t wait to be one of the team. This is an absolute dream for me!

“The only person more excited than me is my mum - who is delighted I finally have a proper job!

“I’ve had so much fun working with Matt over the past few weeks, and I’m so glad I’m no longer just ‘Mollie From The Saturdays’ but Mollie from the ‘Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays’!”

Radio 1’s new Friday schedule

6.30am-10am - Radio 1’s Weekend Breakfast with Dev and Alice

10am-1pm - Radio 1’s Greatest Hits with Maya Jama

1-4pm - Matt and Mollie

4-7pm - The Official Chart with Scott Mills

New Official Chart Show host Scott added: “I was sat with my Mum when I got this news, and she actually cried because I’ve been pretending to do the chart show on Radio 1 since I was eight years old.

“I’ve filled in on the show so much over the years, and I can’t believe it’s actually mine. I’m beyond excited!”

The changes come after broadcast regulator Ofcom ruled the station needs to play more “new music” during its daytime shows.

Radio 1′s new Friday schedule will begin in June.