Chris Moyles is to take over...

SARA COX is to be replaced as the presenter of the high profile RADIO 1 BREAKFAST SHOW.

Speculation has been rife as to the future of the show after recent figures showed her listeners had been deserting the show.

Today (October 7) it was announced that she will swap places with Chris Moyles, who currently presents a show in the afternoons.

BBC Radio 1 controller Andy Parfitt said: “I am absolutely delighted that Chris has agreed to host the new breakfast show. In a market that is getting more competitive by the month, I think Chris is going to be just what our audience is looking for.”

Moyles added: “I am really chuffed – I’ve said for ages that I am the saviour of Radio 1, now it looks I am finally going to have the chance to prove it!”

Sara Cox said: “I have had a great time doing the breakfast show over the last few years but I have to say the thought of finally being able to have a lie in is extremely appealing.”