Pregnant Cotton to quit Radio 1


Published: Friday 27th February 2015 by The News Editor

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Fearne Cotton is quitting Radio 1 after telling her fans she is pregnant with her second child.

The DJ, married to Ronnie Wood’s son Jesse, said leaving the station was the start of a “new chapter”.

Writing on her website, she said she had had “the most incredible decade” working on the station.

The star, wh o already has a son, Rex, with Wood, said: ” I feel extremely blessed and happy that Rex will be a big brother, and we get to welcome another Wood into the world.

She added: ” I would like to thank Radio 1 for being such a great home and most of all to the listeners who have been on this journey with me. It’s such a kick to know you heard a band on my show first, or that the songs I’ve played have helped you through the day, so thank you.”

Cotton’s role presenting the station’s Live Lounge will be taken over by Clara Amfo.

The DJ, who already hosts the chart show, will take over the slot on Monday May 25.

She said: “I am honoured and thrilled to be presenting such a huge show on Radio 1. The broadcasters who have gone before me have left an impressive trail and I hope to carry that on.

“Doing this job is an absolute joy and to now have the opportunity to broadcast Monday to Friday is something that I am so grateful for. I can’t wait to introduce a Live Lounge artist for the first time.”

The station’s controller, Ben Cooper, said: “Fearne has been an amazing ambassador for new music and Radio 1, and we want to wish her and her family all the very best for the future.

“I’m also so excited for Clara, as she represents the next generation of Radio 1 DJs bringing the best new music to young audiences in the UK.”

Published: Friday 27th February 2015 by The News Editor

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