Radio 1 legend QUITS after 21 years on air – and his final show is just days away | The Sun

A TOP Radio 1 DJ is quitting the station after 21 years.

The broadcaster – who joined in 2002 and has interviewed the likes of Alicia Keys and Usher – has decided to "move on."

Radio 1Xtra's DJ Ace will leave his RnB show – with viewers devastated at the unexpected schedule shake-up.

In his statement he said: "After two decades, various daytime slots and over 10,000 hours on air I’ve decided it’s time to move on.

"I’ve loved my time at 1Xtra and have so many proud moments to reflect on.

"I’m very thankful for all the opportunities I have had."

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His last show will air on Saturday, January 20.

Meanwhile, podcast host Chuckie will replace him a week later.

The Londoner said: "This is a very surreal and sensational moment for me.

"I’m very grateful to be a part of the 1Xtra team and I’m looking forward to creating some high-quality musical moments with the listeners."

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It comes after another broadcasting legend on the same station quit.

Jamz Supernova recently left the channel after 12 years.

The DJ, 32, who will continue to front her BBC 6 Music show, will be succeeded by her longtime friend and former producer CassKidd.

Writing on X, Jamz said: "A hard but exciting decision! After 12 years I’m ready for a new chapter! Thank you @1Xtra its been a blast! And what a full circle moment to welcome @CassKidd!

"! Much love to every guest & listener! I wont get too soppy just yet few more shows to go but x100000 Jamz xx"

In an official statement, the DJ went further and spoke of her pride in championing black artists on a national network.

She said: “I’m not sure words could quantify how incredible the last 12 years at 1Xtra have been.

"From starting as an Intern, working in production to becoming a Presenter. 1Xtra has been my university, masters and doctorate all rolled into one.

"I started my Tuesday night show with the aim of changing the perception around Black artists making alternative music and as we saw at the recent MOBO awards, alternative Black artists are now being embraced."

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