Alice Levine is hanging up her headphones and saying goodbye to Radio 1

After nine years at BBC Radio 1, Alice Levine has confirmed she’s leaving the station, calling it “the end of an era”.

Posting on Instagram, Alice said: “I’ve decided it’s the right time for me to hang up the headphones (not a thing) and say goodbye to Radio 1.

“It‘s 9 years since I first walked around the old studios at Yalding House and signed up to start piloting for a show. So many big moments have happened since then and I have met friends for life. The team at R1 are the funniest, smartest and most-hardworking. I can’t believe I got to be in the gang for a bit.”

She sent out thanks to those who’d helped and believed in her while learning the ropes at the station.

Acknowledging she’d achieved a lot, Alice continued: “From 10-midnight with Phil, to Weekend PM, then Weekend Breakfast, and now my Fri/Sat/Suns with Dev, I can’t believe how much we’ve packed in.”

Finally, sending thanks out to her listeners, she said: “If you’ve listened to the show or got in touch with one of your amazing stories over the years, I can’t thank you enough. To make jokes all day has just been a gift of a job!”

Aled Hayden, Head of Radio 1 confirmed that Alice’s last show will be on Sunday 9 August and that Dev will continue to present Friday – Sunday, 11 – 3pm on a weekly rotation with Jordan North.

“Alice has been a key part of the Radio 1 family for several years and has fronted some incredible radio moments throughout her time here,” Aled said, adding: “We’ll all miss her humour, warmth and enthusiasm, and we wish her all the very best for the future.”

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End of an era 🎙📻🎙📻🎙📻🎙 I’ve decided it’s the right time for me to hang up the headphones (not a thing) and say goodbye to Radio 1. It‘s 9 years since I first walked around the old studios at Yalding House and signed up to start piloting for a show. So many big moments have happened since then and I have met friends for life. The team at R1 are the funniest, smartest and most-hardworking. I can’t believe I got to be in the gang for a bit. Huge thanks to Rhys Hughes who believed I could do a show in the John Peel slot talking about new music even though I said I was mainly listening to Paul Simon and Joni Mitchell (!). To Matt Fincham and Adele Cross who very patiently stood with me whilst I crashed the vocals, pressed the wrong buttons and had a prolonged crisis of confidence in those early off-air days (and beyond!). Then I somehow managed to bag the very best producers, who shared their immense experience and time – and often their jokes to say as my own! Let this, my last radio shout out, go to: Stocker, Mel, Tash, Aled, Kate, Ian, Trav, Jenny and Liam. Words can’t do you justice! With their nurturing, we won a Music Week Best Show Award, we did incredible broadcasts from Glastonbury, the Brits, Big Weekends, sessions at Maida Vale and interviewed some of the most exciting people in movies and music. We’ve also had a dead nice time and hopefully said some things that have made you laugh. From 10-midnight with Phil, to Weekend PM, then Weekend Breakfast, and now my Fri/Sat/Suns with Dev, I can’t believe how much we’ve packed in… If you’ve listened to the show or got in touch with one of your amazing stories over the years, I can’t thank you enough. To make jokes all day has just been a gift of a job! *Just to say you can no longer reach me on 81199, new number to follow 🤪

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