After six years at BBC Radio 1Xtra, Dotty announced on her show today that she will be leaving the Breakfast Show at the end of July.
Dotty joined 1Xtra in 2014 and has since hosted a number of shows from the Saturday 4-7pm show to the weekday 1-4pm show. In July 2016 she took over the reins of The 1Xtra Breakfast Show being the first solo female presenter in the station’s history to host the show.
Dotty’s charm and humour led The 1Xtra Breakfast Show to its highest ever figures, pulling in over half a million listeners. She has also hosted some of the most memorable interviews on the network with stars such as Will Smith, Stormzy and Lupita Nyong’o.
Dotty says: “This week marks my 4-year anniversary on The 1Xtra Breakfast Show and it has been the most incredible experience of my life. But after almost 1,000 early mornings, I think it’s finally time for me to turn off my alarm clock and rest.
“With more listeners tuning in to the show than ever and this year’s Radio Academy award for Best Breakfast Show sitting on my mantlepiece, it feels like the right time to end on a high note and say goodbye to the radio station that I love.
“Joining 1Xtra in 2014 changed my life, it’s here that I fell in love with broadcasting, spent my days with the most amazing listeners, made lifelong friends and even met Oprah.”
“Joining 1Xtra in 2014 changed my life, it’s here that I fell in love with broadcasting, spent my days with the most amazing listeners, made lifelong friends and even met Oprah.
“Thank-you to the many stars that have passed through the studio. To every single member of staff from the managers to the security guards. But most importantly to the listeners; thank you for inviting me into your homes, cars, building sites and barbershops. I’ve truly loved being part of your day.
“There’s nowhere in the world quite like 1Xtra but I look forward to what the future holds.”
1Xtra are currently auditioning for the next Breakfast Show host, with some of the biggest and brightest talent across radio, TV and socials, in the mix.
Nadia Jae will be presenting The 1Xtra Breakfast Show, whilst this process takes place.
Dotty’s last show will be on Thursday 30 July.