Fearne Cotton broadcasts final Radio 1 show
22 May 2015
From the section Entertainment & Arts
The DJ started off presenting early mornings with Reggie Yates, before getting her own show
DJ Fearne Cotton is making her final broadcast on Radio 1, after almost 10 years at the helm of the station’s mid-morning show.
“This is honestly the weirdest day ever,” she said as the programme began.
“There’s a hashtag on Twitter, #FarewellFearne, which is a bit like I’ve died,” she added.
The 33-year-old said she was stepping down for “family and new adventures” in February, after revealing she was pregnant with her second baby.
Her final show will see Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl pop into the studio, while Cotton passes on the baton to her replacement, Clara Amfo.
In the first half-hour, rock band Kodaline played a specially-adapted version of their song The One, with the lyrics: “The BBC will never be the same, we’re going to miss you when you’re gone. / We hope the goldfish that we gave you is still alive and swimming on.”
“I am terrified-slash-excited,” said the DJ as she embarked on her last broadcast.
“I’ve been looking forward to it and dreading it in equal measures. I’ve barely slept.”
Looking back on her time at Radio 1, she said: “I started here in my early 20s with my dear friend Reggie Yates and that feels like a lifetime ago. I find myself here on my last day, at 33, as a mum.”
“I will walk out here with so many amazing memories.”
Cotton’s show, which features the Live Lounge segment, won a Sony award for best music programme in 2012.
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