It gives it exposure to a new audience on a Friday afternoon, a new presenter and a new format." On Amfo loosing her slot, Cooper said: "Clara has got the most amazing opportunity [taking over Fearne Cotton's show].
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The BBC faced fresh accusations of ageism today as two of Radio 1's long-standing women presenters lost their high-profile daily shows to younger rivals.
Jo Whiley, 44, and Edith Bowman, 35, were both moved to weekend slots in a schedule shake-up aimed at drawing younger listeners to the station.
Cotton said: "I love being at Radio 1 and taking on a weekday show is a dream come true.
Jo is leaving very big shoes for me to fill." Whiley said: "After eight wonderful years the time has come to move on and give someone else the privilege of entertaining the nation on a daily basis. The prospect of lie-ins, taking my kids to school and doing something new is, I confess, rather exciting." Radio 1 controller Andy Parfitt said: "BBC Radio 1 must continue to change to connect with a new generation of audiences and this is a significant move, promoting three of our up-and-coming broadcasters into the heart of the schedule." The move comes after commercial radio executives called for an overhaul of the station, arguing that it had breached its remit by having an average listener age of 33.
Equality minister Harriet Harman told the Commons today that she believed Phillips was a victim of "age discrimination".