BBC bosses have picked GREG JAMES to replace CHRIS MOYLES as Radio 1 breakfast host.
They want the 25-year-old boyfriend of pop star ELLIE GOULDING to take over - but not until Chris has served out another contract.
My news will devastate long-serving afternoon DJ SCOTT MILLS, 36, who has been chasing Moyles' job for years.
But don't worry, Moyles fans, Beeb chiefs are expected to keep the top-rating 37-year-old at the flagship station until next year, to allow Greg to build his following while he fronts the early afternoon slot.
Last night a source at the BBC revealed: "Greg is the future of Radio 1. He's in his 20s, cool and a star on the rise.
"Unfortunately for Scott, he's just too old to get the breakfast gig now because the station is meant to be targeting teenagers and people under 24.
"Greg is the obvious choice for the job, but we have to be sure that he is ready.
"He is most definitely the heir apparent and it means we will soon have to have a discussion with Chris about how long he will be willing to stay on for.
"We are going to be careful not to force Chris out before Greg is ready.
"We're well aware Chris is a huge star, but we have to look to the future because someone who's nearly 40 can't really be hosting a show aimed at teenagers."
However, the big-mouthed ratings-winner may be snapped up by one of the BBC's commercial rivals.
Greg won Best Male DJ at the 2005 Student Radio Awards and got the chance to do a one-off show on Radio 1.
After that, he was quickly signed to cover for JK AND JOEL on the station and for SARA COX on her weekend show.
After a stint hosting the early breakfast show, he was picked to replace EDITH BOWMAN in the important 1pm to 4pm weekday slot.
I'm a big fan of Chris and Greg, and know they'll both be successful for years to come.
I'm not convinced there's much of a story in this. It seems purely speculative.