MistaJam will take over Annie Mac‘s 7-9 PM slot on BBC Radio 1, while the Dublin-born DJ takes time off to her second child.

Mistajam, who originates from Nottingham, UK, tweeted the news this morning, and was seemingly delighted.

“While Annie’s off bringing new life into the world, I’m really excited to be able to share my passion for exciting new music, regardless of genre,” he said in the tweet’s accompanying news article.

He added that he felt “honoured to be given this opportunity.”

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MistaJam

The 33 year-old currently presents the new music show on BBC’s urban station 1Xtra, which runs in the same time slot. This show will be taken over by 1Xtra stationmate DJ Target.

Mistajam will take the reins on Radio 1 from Monday to Thursday, with Annie Mac’s Friday night dance show set to be covered by Danny Howard, in its usual slot of 7-10 PM.

“It’s absolutely surreal to be looking after the biggest dance and electronic music radio show in the world,” said Howard, “and an honour to be sitting in Annie’s seat.”

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Mac DJing in Southampton, January 2016

Annie Mac has presented Radio 1’s 7-9 PM weekday slot since 2015, after taking over from Zane Lowe, who had held the position since 2003. She is set to begin her maternity leave in January 2017.

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