Massive congrats to @Annie Mac - looking forward to seeing you 5 days a week! Thanks man x" Annie Mac, who hosts Radio 1's flagship dance show on Friday evenings, is set to replace him.
" Rapper Example wrote: "Fair well [sic] @BBCR1's departing @zanelowe. World class broadcaster, good friend, terrible impersonator." Singer-songwriter Saint Raymond said: "Gutted to see @zanelowe is leaving.. She said: “I am so excited and humbled to be asked to do this show.
“We still have all the fun we always had in terms of going out, but we have had to lose the spontaneity and make sure we plan well in advance.
“Tom is very hands on – so we share the load and always give the other a chance to feel like we have our own thing going on outside the family.
He said: “I want to thank everyone at Radio 1 - for their support and friendship.
Needless to say, I'm pretty pissed at what I read...
You're busy with a number of sidelines, including your podcast, 'My Dad Wrote a Porno'. People think it's made up, but [director and editor] Jamie's dad really did write a terrible porno.
I do it with James Cooper and Jamie – we were all at uni together in Leeds.
Exciting times lie ahead.” Musicians and fellow DJs took to Twitter pay tribute to the broadcaster, who hosts Radio 1's new music show between 7pm-9pm Monday-Thursday.
Greg James tweeted: "Ohhhhh @zanelowe going to miss you big guy.