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,
I've been sacked from 1Xtra Mon-Fri 4-7pm from sept #Westwoodyourfired
— IG: TimWestwoodTV (@TimWestwood) May 24, 2012
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.
@TimWestwood Sorry to hear that Tim.
— Natasha Henry (@NatashaSHenry) May 24, 2012
— Kasi-Leigh (@Kasi_Leigh) May 24, 2012
Tim Westwood began his spate in the primetime slot of 1xtra in 2009.
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