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Annie Mac announces departure from BBC Radio 1 after 17 years

20 April 2021, 10:01 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

After nearly two decades at BBC Radio 1, Annie Mac has announced that her final show will take place in July.

Annie Mac, who hosted her first BBC Radio 1 show in July 2004, has announced that after 17 years, she'll be leaving the station.

The longtime radio broadcaster announced in a statement on socials that her final show will take place on 30 July this year. She wrote of her decision to leave, "I need more time to see my kids in the evenings now they are both in school. I would like more time to write fiction and to create podcasts. I also love the idea of leaving the party (and make no mistake working at Radio 1 does feel like a party) with a huge smile on my face, when I'm still having the most fun I can have."

Mac added, "I will be coming back to radio broadcasting when the time is right. For now though, I would like to say thank you."

As well as announcing Mac's departure this morning (20 April), BBCR1 confirmed that Clara Amfo will be the new host of the station's Future Sounds show from September, as well as confirming changes to other shows. View the full thread on Twitter.

Annie Mac's final show on BBC Radio 1 takes place on 30 July. Her debut novel Mother Mother will be released via Wildfire Books on 27 May, and is available to pre-order now.
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