Simon Amstell Quits Buzzcocks

Never Mind The Buzzcocks host Simon Amstell has quit the show, it has been announced.
The 29-year-old replaced former host Mark Lamarr on the show in 2006 and has since won numerous awards for hosting the long running popular music quiz.

A BBC spokeswoman confirmed that Amstell has indeed quit the show “After three series, Simon is leaving Never Mind The Buzzcocks.”

The former Popworld presenter will not be replaced with a permanent host straight away and instead a rota of guest celebs will take over the hosting duties.
The presenter told fans who are signed up to his official mailing list that he was quitting the show personally


I am Simon Amstell. Here is some news, should you be interested in this sort of thing. I will not be hosting another series of the fun pop quiz, ‘Never Mind the Buzzcocks’.

When I first took on the role of hosting ‘Never Mind the Buzzcocks’, my only hope was to bring joy and laughter to the world and if I was lucky, put an end to war, disease and poverty. Now that I have achieved that, I plan to concentrate on my live work.

Thank you.

Please now continue to enjoy your life as best you can.

Good evening.”

Meanwhile it has been announced that popular comic Noel Fielding will join Phil Jupitus as a team captain for the new series which will air in the autumn.