He's only declared his sexuality after he got the breakfast show so no. I like his laid back presenting style. I am not sure it is right for breakfast though He needs other people to bounce off with a zoo format. He can be very funny , used to listen to his night shows and he is a real fan of music unlike some other DJ's
He's also had famous friends from way back so gather he must be a nice bloke as they have all stuck by him
To the public, I'm sure Radio 1 producers and his PR/agent knew.
It's not what you know, but who you know in this business. So many with talent think they'll be noticed, no you won't.