Radio 1 revealed on Friday that they would be waving goodbye to I’m A Celebrity runner-up Jordan North after a decade.

Taking to X, formerly known as Twitter, Radio 1 said in a statement: "Radio 1 will be saying goodbye to Jordan North. Jordan has been behind some of the most hilarious and entertaining moments on air over the years, and has been a constant source of inspiration for younger presenters. Thank you for everything."

Following this, it was announced that Made in Chelsea star Jamie Laing would be taking over from North which didn't sit well with fans.

His appointment was labelled "elitist" and "the opposite of what North represents, northern working-class".

Amid the controversy, Jordan has now taken to social media to address his exit.

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Taking to Instagram, Jordan – who also hosts the Help I Sexted My Boss podcast – said he wanted to thank those who had reached out to share their support as he confirmed that he would be leaving the station.

He told fans: "Hello everyone. I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank all my wonderful colleagues / talented producers at Radio 1 who many I consider to be friends for life and will miss greatly, you’ve all reached out to me over the past 24 hours and it really has meant a lot.

"To my amazing fellow presenters I wish I could thank you all personally, I’ve loved working with you it’s been an absolute blast! Big love to Katie Thistleton, Arielle Free, Ricky, Melvin & Charlie, Dean & Vicky, Clara Amfo, Matt & Molly, Scott Mills, Grimmy, all the rest of you fantastic lot, and of course my partner in crime Vick Hope…I’ll miss being on air with you every day.

"MOST IMPORTANTLY the biggest of thank yous to the fantastic listeners who have been really generous and always made me feel welcome, your kind words & messages have been so lovely, THANK YOU SO MUCH. I’ll be back soon, and can’t wait to see you all again."