12:56 11 November 2012
Vernon Kay and Reggie Yates have decided to quit Radio1 for different reasons. Vernon, who is married to Tess Daly and has three daughters, is leaving the radio station to spend more time with his family. Although, he admitted that hosting his weekend show was a blast, weekends suddenly became more important as his daughters are now in school.
He said: “I’ve had an incredible nine-and-a-half years at Radio 1 that has exceeded all of my expectations, it has been a fabulous experience and I’ve loved the weekends I have spent with my listeners.
“However, when I was offered a contract extension I thought long and hard, but after 12 years of working weekends with CBBC, T4 and Radio 1, I felt it was the right time to leave as the girls are now both in school so weekends are more precious than ever.”
On the other hand, 29-year-old Reggie has decided to leave the Official Chart show he has been hosting for five years to focus on TV work. Although he said he loved the show, he felt he needed new challenges and wanted to focus on other projects after working for Radio1/1Xtra for 10 years.
He said: "I have absolutely loved my time hosting the Chart Show.
"It's been a privilege to deliver to the nation the weekly number one song, but after ten years at Radio 1/1Xtra I am looking forward to focusing on other projects and new challenges."
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