His parents were both teachers; Alan a headteacher, and Rosemary a special needs teacher. As a baby, he received three life-saving blood transfusions and was in an incubator for a week. He studied drama at the University of East Anglia in Norwich and achieved a 2: Career Radio While at university, he presented several shows on the students' union radio station Livewire AMbecoming the station manager in
History[ edit ] After joining BBC Radio 1 in June and presenting the early breakfast show from Octoberon 21 Septembera new schedule was launched on Radio 1, and it was announced that James would move to an Early Afternoon slot; 1pm to 4pm - replacing Edith Bowmanwho moved to the weekend breakfast slot.
It was in this early afternoon slot that the majority of the features in the current show were formed.
James currently hosts the 'drive time' show 4—7pm weekdays, while Mills took over the weekdays 'early afternoon' show 1—4pm. After Sayers left the show to go on maternity leave, she was replaced by Taylor, and new Assistant Producer Travis Walby joined.
James is joined regularly by newsreader Chris Smith referred to as Chris Smith With The Newswho takes part in a number of segments during the show, when he is free of Newsbeat duties.
There used to be a daily handover at This tradition ended when Annie Mac took over Zane's show. Dev is the regular cover, who would also involve Smith, Taylor and Walby in the discussions, and continue some of the regular features.
Their final show was on 5 June Ian Chaloner took over producing, with Jenny Keough as assistant producer. He now appears only between 6: It won silver the year before. Whilst in Camp Bastion, James met with a large number of troops and invited some personnel to 'shout-out' to their family and friends, and also invited celebrities to read out messages from the families of serving soldiers from the BBC Radio 1 studios in London.
In andthis was 'Sofa Surfing', where Greg would stay with listeners and take part in activities chosen by them.
Inhe put on G In the Park, a mini-music festival from the BBC in Glasgowwith tents where he and several listeners would sleep, and music acts would play on a stage.
Every night was live streamed online, on Radio 1 's website and on YouTube. On 24 Octoberthe first episode of the That's What He Said Podcast was released, featuring Greg and newsreader Chris Smith chatting about what happened on his radio show over the previous week, and playing out the highlights.
This has performed well on the iTunes podcast chart. From Julyit will move to Friday afternoons, between During this week, Alice Levine co-hosted the programme from the location.
Impossible Karaoke - Two callers go against each other with their renditions of difficult-to-sing songs. This feature has created a number of running gags, including "I can't do a survey if it's not in the right place, Simon".
Messages are often started by saying, "Do you know what really somethings my something else commonly associated with something. It used to be hosted every week by Greg and Chris Smith, but this changed to a rotation of DJs in mid Shouldn't Be News - Greg is joined by Chris Smith to go through well known facts that listeners have only recently learnt.
The Ten Minute Takeover - This feature began on the afternoon show, usually happening daily at about Listeners contact the show requesting a song, of which three are chosen, one each from the text, Facebook and Twitter.Greg James, after graduating in Theater Arts at the University of Oregon, went on to act professionally on the stage, while also performing a lead role in his first on-screen effort, The Dividing Hour.
This week's guest is BBC Radio 1 presenter Greg James. Greg has just completed his second week as Radio 1's Breakfast Show host and he said: "The early starts are fine once you get here.
The most fun, unexpected moments from Greg James' first week on Radio 1 Breakfast. On the basis of Greg's first week, literally anything can happen! These are external links and will open in a new window Greg James has promised when he takes the reins of the Radio 1 Breakfast Show it will be a "show for the listeners".
Radio 1 announced on. Greg James is the author of over twenty books, including the critically-acclaimed Vetala Cycle horror trilogy and the best-selling Age of the Flame YA fantasy series. k Followers, Following, 1, Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Greg James (@gregjames17).