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Sara Cox on Nick Grimshaw Breakfast Show: 'Moyles fans need to let go'

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Radio 1 DJ Sara Cox has told Digital Spy that Chris Moyles fans still attacking his Breakfast Show successor Nick Grimshaw have "gotta move on".

The 38-year-old revealed that she is accused of betraying Moyles by his loyal fanbase if she ever says anything positive about Grimshaw, who took over the coveted slot in September.

Nick Grimshaw, Sara Cox, Greg James and Dev sporting swimwear during Radio 1's Red Nose Day Challenge with Nick Grimshaw

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Sara Cox and Nick Grimshaw celebrate Comic Relief

Chris Moyles, Music Industry Trust Awards 2012

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Chris Moyles



"If I tweet something about Nick Grimshaw being good I get Chris's fans going, 'How can you Sara?'," she said

"It's like, 'You've kinda gotta move on guys', because Chris has certainly moved on. You've gotta sort of let it go, as brilliant as it was."

Cox - who presented the Breakfast Show prior to Moyles from 2000 to 2003 - added that she is proud of Grimshaw for thriving under the scrutiny that comes with the role.

Sara Cox

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Sara Cox



"I think he's doing a great job. It does sound nice and young and it sounds fresh and it sounds relevant," she said.

"I think he has silenced the critics. He's kind of hard to dislike. He's funny and he's charming and he's self-depreciating. And he's cool and he's got cool friends. He's got a life that people aspire to and can relate to at the same time."

She continued: "[The Breakfast Show is] really high profile. You really are sticking your head up above the parapet doing that show and I think he's doing a grand job."

Cox was speaking in support of the Frontline Be Tick Aware campaign.

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