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‘Best party ever’: DJ Annie Mac leaves BBC Radio 1 after 17 years | Ents & Arts News

Radio host and DJ Annie Mac is due to quit her flagship music show and quit BBC Radio 1 after 17 years at the station.

Mac, 42, made the announcement on Twitter, saying she wanted to spend more time with her kids, writing fiction and creating podcasts.

“It’s hard to express what this job has meant to me. It started in 2004 with Annie Mac’s Mashup on Thursday Night,” she said.

“I am always in awe of the magic of music radio. From the responsibility of handling these songs so powerful, they can stop you in your tracks and make your emotions soar.

“I never walked out of the studio feeling lighter and happier than when I walked in.

“Working at Radio 1 is like being at the best party ever and it feels wonderful to leave with a huge smile on my face. Thank you, thank you, thank you.”

Mac’s first BBC Radio 1 program aired on July 29, 2004, having previously voiced jingles on the station and been a producer.

She had her first live performance at Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Dundee in 2005 and currently hosts Radio 1’s Future Sounds and a host of other shows.

Announcing his departure from the station this morning, Mac said, “After 17 wonderful years, I have decided it is time to quit Radio 1.

“This second home has been the common thread throughout most of my adult life.

“I grew up, I fell in love and in love, I moved, I climbed the ranks of my career, I married and became a mother twice. I have done it alongside you, my listeners, who have made your own versions of the same.

“I will be eternally grateful to you for welcoming me into your days.”

She will be leaving the BBC on July 30.

Station manager Aled Haydn Jones described Mac as “just a legend” and said Clara Amfo will take over as host of Future Sounds from September.

He said the former Strictly Come Dancing contestant has been “for a long time one of the most influential voices in …

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This notice was published: 2021-04-20 08:35:00