Scots born presenter Nicky Campbell says he's looking forward to more sleep now that he has quit his BBC Radio 5 Live Breakfast show.

The Edinburgh born sixty year old has spent the last 19 years on the early morning show and reckons it's time he got a few more hours kip.

Nicky, who is known for his outspoken chat and debates will now move to a new phone-in show.

He's now set up for the weekday 9am to 11am programme, which will see an extended version of his one-hour Your Call slot on Breakfast.

It means listeners can call in with their views and be more interactive.

He said: "It's why I love 5 Live – hearing from listeners and talking to people about what really does matter to them and their communities."

"It's a constant privilege hearing people's passion, candour, anger and raw honesty.

"Our listeners make me listen. They make me think, laugh and cry. I can't wait for this to start."

"Leaving Breakfast is really tough after so many unforgettable programmes with Rachel and the team, but I've been getting up at 4am for 19 years now, so it's time I had a bit more sleep!"

It is unknown who will now present alongside Rachel Burden, who has cohosted with Nicky on the Breakfast show over the last decade.

Nicky is looking forward to the new move and told fans: "Never been more excited about a new programme. It’s like a dream move. Except. I am going miss @rachelburden so much."

Fans are sad to see him go with one saying: "It is the end of an era, driving to work will not be the same!

Another added: "Look forward to hearing some well heated debate @chriswarburton_ Hope you have applied, right up your street!"

And someone else said: "Wont have to wake up early anymore!"