Support has been pouring in from fellow presenters and viewers.
But while we all expected it to be Irish MTV presenter Laura Whitmore, the job has been given to radio DJ Sarah-Jane Crawford.
I have a lil announcement pic.twitter.com/jL7vDmYZ5A— caroline flack (@carolineflack1) June 11, 2014
So why didn't Laura get it? Was she snubbed?
Turns out the blonde will be in Australia at the time working on something else - she tweeted her congratulations.
"Massive congrats to my pal @djsarahjane on her new tv job! I'll be watching from Oz! Though will miss you not out there this year. I need a new cocktail buddy!" She said.
So, who is Sarah-Jane Crawford?
Sarah-Jane has worked as a presenter on TV shows for years, doing mostly live music coverage, but her most recent and long lasting stint has been on BBC Radio 1Xtra.
Perhaps she got the job for her ease with the removal of the letter E from her place of work?
She's also worked as model and blogger, so she is a woman of many talents.
We're pretty sure she's not a secret fashion journalist like Alexa Chung though...
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