After 23 years, Nick Ross is to leave Crimewatch to pursue other ventures.
Ross will remain as one of the BBC's family of presenters and the corporation is talking to him about other potential projects.
Peter Fincham, controller, BBC One, said: "Nick has made a gigantic contribution to Crimewatch which for 23 years has been a uniquely important BBC One programme. The BBC is in his debt, as are the countless victims of crime whose cases Crimewatch has taken up and, on many occasions, helped to solve. It's no exaggeration to say that, without Nick, there would have been no Crimewatch. We wish him well for the future and I am hoping that he will be back on BBC One soon."
Ross' last programme will be on Monday July 2 and will include an item celebrating his contribution to Crimewatch and some of the major crimes that have been solved while he has been presenting the programme.
Nick has been a great presenter of the program over the years (decades even lol), I hope they choose someone carefully to replace him and not one of the lacklustre kid wannabe presenters. They got it exactly right when they were forced to replace Jill Dando, but we know how dim and pathetic the BBC is of late. Digital Spy Report