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DJ Dave Pearce to leave Radio 1

Dave Pearce
Pearce has been with Radio 1 since 1995

BBC Radio 1 DJ Dave Pearce is to leave the station, it has been announced.

Pearce, who has been with Radio 1 since 1995, said it was "time to move on" and was working on some new radio projects.

"It's been an incredible 13 years at Radio 1 - I would like to thank the teams who have worked with me for making it such fun," he said.

Pearce will be leaving the station along with Eddie Halliwell in October as part of a series of changes to the station's evening schedule.

"Of all the shows I've presented Dance Anthems is the one I'm most proud of creating and I am delighted that even in our recent late night slot we increased our audience," Pearce added.

Ben Cooper, Radio 1's head of programmes said: "I'd like to thank both Dave and Eddie for their commitment to Radio 1 and wish them all the very best for the future."

The changes come as part of Radio 1's new evening line-up, which sees new shows for dance DJs Kissy Sell Out and Kutski, amongst others.

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