Annie Mac to leave BBC Radio 1 after 17 years

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  • Her last show will air on July 30th, 2021.
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  • Annie Mac is leaving BBC Radio 1. The Irish DJ joined the UK station in 2004 and soon became one of its top personalities. She hosted several shows, including Annie Mac's Dance Party in the coveted Friday evening slot, which she still holds. Her final broadcast will be on July 30th, 2021. "So why leave?," Mac posted earlier today, April 20th. "It's all about time really. I need more time to see my kids in the evening now they are both in school. I would like more time to write fiction and to create podcasts. I also love the idea of leaving the party (and make no mistake working at Radio 1 does feel like a party) with a huge smile on my face, when I'm still having the most fun I can have. I will be coming back to radio broadcasting when the time is right." Read her statement in full, and revisit our Exchange with Mac from 2016.