Charlie Sloth to leave Radio 1 immediately, following ARIAs stage invasion

New presenters for his shows The 8th and The Rap Game will be announced soon

Jack Shepherd
Sunday 21 October 2018 11:11
Comments
BBC Radio 1Xtra DJ Charlie Sloth thanks Drake for 'embracing British culture'

Charlie Sloth's final 10 BBC radio shows have been cancelled, following his stage invasion earlier this week at the Audio And Radio Industry Awards (ARIAs).

The DJ had previously announced that he would be stepping down from his Radio 1 and 1Xtra shows, but was not expected to leave the corporation for a further few weeks.

Sloth caused controversy at the ARIAs by interrupting Edith Bowman's acceptance speech for best specialist music show, a category he was also nominated for.

Edith Bowman, f**k your life,” he told the audience, channelling his inner Kanye West. “I just wanna say BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra, Saturday night Rap Show. F**k your life. God bless.”

Later that evening, Radio 1 and 1Xtra Controller Ben Cooper told those in attendance, according to Huffington Post: “I’d just like to say Charlie Sloth has left the building and is leaving Radio 1 & 1Xtra. Apologies.”

The following day, Bowman responded with a Tweet, reading: Morning Charlie Sloth, hope you are feeling ok this morning." Sloth responded by writing: Soooo the ARIAs... It was supposed to be a bit of bants with me jumping on stage, starting with me saying “ok i'ma let you finish”. It wasn’t directed at Edith, I love Edith and like I said so does my Mum. I’ve apologised to Edith privately, I'm sorry to anyone I upset."

The BBC has since confirmed that Sloth will not be presenting any further editions of his shows The 8th and The Rap Show, and that new presenters will be announced in the coming weeks.

Sloth also addressed the news on Twitter, writing: "I’ve decided not do the remaining 10 shows on the BBC that I initially agreed. I love you all. Thank you."

Register for free to continue reading

Registration is a free and easy way to support our truly independent journalism

By registering, you will also enjoy limited access to Premium articles, exclusive newsletters, commenting, and virtual events with our leading journalists

Please enter a valid email
Please enter a valid email
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Please enter your first name
Special characters aren’t allowed
Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters
Please enter your last name
Special characters aren’t allowed
Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters
You must be over 18 years old to register
You must be over 18 years old to register
Opt-out-policy
You can opt-out at any time by signing in to your account to manage your preferences. Each email has a link to unsubscribe.

By clicking ‘Create my account’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Already have an account? sign in

By clicking ‘Register’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Register for free to continue reading

Registration is a free and easy way to support our truly independent journalism

By registering, you will also enjoy limited access to Premium articles, exclusive newsletters, commenting, and virtual events with our leading journalists

Already have an account? sign in

By clicking ‘Register’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Join our new commenting forum

Join thought-provoking conversations, follow other Independent readers and see their replies

Comments

Thank you for registering

Please refresh the page or navigate to another page on the site to be automatically logged inPlease refresh your browser to be logged in