Scott Mills and Chris Stark say an emotional goodbye to BBC Radio 1 listeners
Scott Mills and Chris Start said goodbye to their BBC Radio 1 listeners with a special edition of their afternoon show.
The farewell show Love You Bye aired on Thursdays from 1pm to 3.30pm, full of special messages from celebrities and a look back at Scott’s 24 years at the station.
The latest version of Chris Stark’s 24 Years on Faucet aired (where Chris shares part of his upcoming book based on sitting in a bathtub next to a faucet), special montages of show highlights were created, and listeners sent messages of support.
In the final minutes of the show, Chris Stark read an emotional message thanking everyone from his wife and children to BBC Radio 1 bosses.
Chris thanked Scott, saying it was one of the best shows on radio in the last 10 years. His last song chosen was Dry Your Eyes by The Streets.
And in an even more emotional farewell speech, Scott said he never imagined he would still be at the station 24 years after hosting his first show.
He touched on not getting the breakfast show – saying there was a lot of talk about him hosting it. But came to the conclusion that if he had, he probably wouldn’t be there now.
He ended by saying, “If you ever feel like there’s no one there, or if you feel lost, or if you feel like there’s nothing good around you, I’ll tell you one thing…turn on the radio,” before playing Christina Aguilera, Beautiful.
Then they both played One Direction Night Changes.
Scott Mills is moving to BBC Radio 2 Afternoons, replacing Steve Wright, so long-time fans of the show will be asked to also move from Radio 1. The new show will air from 2pm to 4pm.
However, Chris Stark is not coming with him. Instead, you’ll find him at Capital Breakfast for the foreseeable future, where he’s taking on a new role as creative executive producer and co-host alongside Roman Kemp, Sonny and Sian.