Edith Bowman has revealed she is stepping down from her Virgin Radio Breakfast Show to pursue other projects.

The former BBC Radio 1 presenter has hosted the programme since the station’s launch in March 2016, and her final show will take place on September 29.

Bowman shared the news across her social media channels, writing: “After a fantastic 18 months hosting the Virgin Radio Breakfast Show, I’ve decided it’s time to move on.

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“The team on the show who I love, have worked their socks off and the other presenters and production staff are a joy to work with. My last show will be 29th September. I wish the new team the very best of luck, you have the most attentive, fun and spritely listeners.

“I have a very long list of projects that I want to pursue and there are a few things up my sleeve with plans being hatched as we speak, it’s very exciting times.”

She signed off by thanking the listeners “for your ears and support”.

Scottish radio and TV star Bowman, 43, responded to a fan on Twitter who aired his sadness that she would be off the radio.

She wrote: “Not radio mate. Just Virgin.”

A statement shared on Virgin Radio UK’s official Twitter page read: “Edith has brought much passion and professionalism to our breakfast show for the past 18 months and was an integral part of our launch.”

The station wished her “the best of luck” with her future projects following her last broadcast, and confirmed that the new breakfast show team will be announced soon.

Prior to joining Virgin Radio last year, Bowman co-presented Top Of The Pops and hosted programmes on BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 6 Music.