Jordan North to leave BBC Radio 1 as Jamie Laing joins Vick Hope on Drive

BBC Radio 1 Drive co-host Jordan North is leaving the station and will be replaced by Jamie Laing.

Jamie will join Vick Hope on the Going Home show from 4th March, Monday to Thursday from 3.30pm till 6pm.

Jordan has been with Radio 1 for ten years having worked on commercial radio prior to that.

The BBC says: “Jordan has been behind some of the most hilarious and entertaining moments on air over the years, and has been a constant source of inspiration for younger presenters. Thank you for everything.”

“Jamie Laing will join Vick Hope to co-host Going Home on Radio 1 (15:30 – 18:00, Monday to Thursday), starting on Monday 4 March.

No news on Jordan’s next move has been announced as yet, but RadioToday will bring you details of his next high-profile show as soon as we can.

Jamie Laing says, “I’ve loved every minute that I’ve been on air with Radio 1 in recent years, so to be joining Vick on Drivetime is just incredible. To be working with Vick is an absolute dream so I’m beyond excited to get started and keep listeners company on their journeys home.”

Aled Haydn Jones, Head of Radio 1, says: “I’m so excited to officially welcome Jamie to the Radio 1 family. From his hugely popular BBC podcast to his appearances on the network, our young audiences have loved him. His infectious energy and love for music and culture will bring an exciting new element to Drivetime, I can’t wait for people to hear all of the exciting new ideas Vick and Jamie have lined up.

“Jordan has been an amazing presenter and a valued colleague at Radio 1, and I’m so proud of his journey with us. He has always connected with the Radio 1 audience through his shows and projects, as witnessed by the huge amount of money raised for Comic Relief during his rowing trip from London to Burnley.”