Jo Whiley to leave Radio 1

Huw Stephens will replace her on the airwaves

Jo Whiley is to leave BBC Radio 1 after 17 years presenting on the station.

The DJ will move to BBC Radio 2 in April to begin a Monday-to-Wednesday, 8pm-9:30pm (GMT) slot. The news was announced via

Huw Stephens, who currently presents two evening shows on Radio 1, is set to take over Whiley‘s old show.

Meanwhile, on Radio 2 Whiley replaces Mark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconie, who move to present the afternoon slot on the station.

Whiley said she was “excited” about the move, adding: “I’m proud to work for the BBC“.

Her first show on Radio 2 will air on April 4.