Charlie Sloth leaves Radio 1Xtra with immediate effect after award show outburst

Olivia Tobin
Sloth announced he wasn't going to complete his remaining shows on Twitter: PA

Radio 1Xtra DJ Charlie Sloth has announced he is leaving the radio station earlier than he planned, after a foul mouthed outburst at an award show.

The presenter had announced he was leaving the BBC radio show after ten years earlier this year, with his last show due to be on November 3.

However it has been announced that Sloth will leave the station with immediate effect after he invaded the stage at an awards ceremony, telling Edith Bowman to “F*** her life”.

Speaking on Twitter, he wrote: “I've decided not to do the remaining 10 shows on the BBC that I initially agreed. I love you all. Thank you.”

On Thursday night, Sloth lost out to fellow Radio 1 DJ Edith Bowman at the Audio & Radio Industry Awards (ARIAS) in Leeds.

Footage from Twitter shows Sloth taking to the stage and telling her "f*** your life" to resounding boos from the crowd.

Sloth stormed on stage and said "Edith Bowman, f*** your life", adding "I just wanna say BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra, Saturday night Rap Show, f*** your life".

Edith Bowman (PA)

Bowman responded on Twitter the next day with a post saying she hoped the DJ was "feeling ok".

Earlier today, he posted another message, saying that he had apologised to Bowman.

He wrote: "Soooo the Arias... It was supposed to be a bit of bants with me jumping on stage, starting with me saying 'OK ima let you finish (sic).'

"It wasn't directed at Edith, I love Edith and like I said so does my Mum. I've apologised to Edith privately, I'm sorry to anyone I upset."

A representative for Radio One said: "We have agreed with Charlie Sloth that he will not be presenting any further editions of The 8th and The Rap Show for Radio 1 and 1Xtra.

"New presenters will be announced for both shows in coming weeks."

Sloth is known for his popular Fire In The Booth segment, which has attracted appearances from stars including Stormzy, Bugzy Malone and Drake.

Addiitonal reporting by Press Associationowe