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Toddla T departs Radio 1, as new Residency guests confirmed

By | Published on Tuesday 1 September 2020

Toddla T

Toddla T has announced that he is leaving Radio 1 and 1Xtra after more than a decade with the BBC stations. He said that family commitments and production work means he no longer has time for a regular radio show.

Posting on Instagram, he wrote: “My family and producky commitments have ramped up recently and I can no longer give the show the strength it deserves. Throughout my eleven years at the Beeb I’ve had some of the greatest moments of my career and life, thanks to all staff at Radio 1 and 1Xtra for believing in me and sticking with me for so long”.

He also gave a little big up to the medium of radio itself, observing: “Streaming is great and changed the ‘game’ but, as proved more than ever during lockdown, there is nothing like a voice in between records with a couple idents. I love radio and its artform, it’s priceless”.

Elsewhere in Radio 1 news, the station has announced that a bunch more people will be joining its ‘Radio 1 Residency’ series this autumn, including Disclosure, Amelie Lens, Joy Orbison and DJ EZ. They will all start appearing on the Sunday night show this month.