Benji B to Replace Mary Anne Hobbs on BBC1 Program

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BBC Radio 1Xtra’s Benji B is moving to BBC Radio 1 to host the Thursday 2 a.m.-4 a.m. slot, replacing Mary Anne Hobbs, who's been with the Beeb for 14 years. In July, Hobbs, whose last show airs next week on September 8, announced that she'd be leaving for a teaching position in Sheffield.

"I’ve loved every minute of my eight years at 1Xtra and am delighted to be given this incredible opportunity," says Benji B. "I can’t wait to bring the essence of my Sunday night show and my loyal audience to my new Radio 1 programme."

Benji B's final Radio 1Xtra show will air on October 10, and he makes his Radio 1 debut on October 14.