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Mary Anne Hobbs to quit Radio 1

DJ to finish stint with BBC to take up teaching role at Sheffield University

Radio DJ Mary Anne Hobbs has set out her plans to leave BBC Radio 1 after 14 years to take up a teaching role at the University of Sheffield's Union of Students radio station, TV station and newspaper.

Hobbs is to present her last dance and dubstep show on 9 September from 2am - 4am.

However, she will continue to DJ live, work in film and curate at the Sonar festival in Barcelona.

Radio 1 is expected to announce a replacement for the slot in the coming weeks. It is understood that the station will continue to provide specialist music content during the slot.

Hobbs said she was thankful to the BBC for allowing her to showcase artists "as diverse as Slipknot and Skream on the show". She added that the show is at its peak, and it was a very emotional decision to leave the show.

Radio 1 deputy controller Ben Cooper praised Hobbs' "passion and energy for her music".