Veteran Hip Hop DJ Tim Westwood has been “sacked” from 1xtra’s Drivetime show.

The 54-year-old DJ, who holds the weekday slot between 4-7pm, tweeted this afternoon,

In a shake-up of daytime presenters by the station’s bosses, his show will be replaced by DJ Charlie Sloth. Westwood will present a new show on Sundays between the rather menial hours of 7-9pm. Sloth said,

I’m very excited about being given the opportunity to speak to the nation for five days a week and for the faith put in me by the Radio 1Xtra team

Fans have since flooded Twitter to send career condolences to the much-hated yet much-loved DJ.

Tim Westwood began his spate in the primetime slot of 1xtra in 2009.

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