At just 31, Greg James has a wealth of experience with his own Radio 1 show, a portfolio of voiceover work and a growing number of presenting roles on TV and radio, making him one of the most in demand presenters around.
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Greg James first appeared on the radio at the tender age of 14 after pestering his local hospital for so long, they eventually gave in, letting him host his own show. However, he later found out that the transmitter was broken and his shows were never actually broadcast. Undeterred, he became a radio DJ presenter for ‘Livewire’, the student radio station at the University of East Anglia while he studied for a Drama degree. Noted for his natural ability to entertain on air, he won 'Best Male Presenter' at the Student Radio Awards in 2005. During university holidays Greg worked at Galaxy FM, and before long was soon covering shows across the Galaxy network before being snapped up by BBC Radio 1. His first ever Radio 1 show was broadcast on 1st June 2007, the day after he graduated.
Greg was signed up to cover for JK and Joel on Radio 1 but before long he was soon covering Sara Cox's weekend show as well after spending a month on the 'Early Breakfast' Friday morning slot. He then became the regular stand-in presenter for Scott Mills' 'Drivetime' show as well as sitting in for a number of shows such as 'The Surgery', 'BBC Switch', the 'Radio 1 Request Show' and the 'Radio 1 Breakfast Show' on Bank Holidays. Greg started presenting the Radio 1 'Early Breakfast' show full time in October 2007 and was promoted to the afternoon show, weekdays 1-4pm, in October 2009. He currently hosts 'Drivetime' himself, between 4pm - 7pm, and fills in on 'The Official Chart' show from time to time and continues to climb the ranks of Radio 1. He also presents 'Mike Check!' - a 10 minute takeover show, where listeners pick 3 classic songs of any decade, to be played live on air.
A huge fan of music, Greg tries to go to as many gigs as humanly possible and also performs his own live DJ sets at student unions across the country. He also anchored Radio 1's coverage of the Reading festival. Greg has also branched out from radio and lent himself to voiceover work for Mumford and Sons, the 'Take That Progress Tour', '500 Days of Summer' DVD and 'The Sims 3' video game. His CV extends to TV presenting following his role hosting the 'Red Button' coverage for Radio 1's Big Weekend and also BBC Three documentaries, 'Young, Jobless and Living at Home' and 2010's 'Sun, Sex and Holiday Madness' on location in Magaluf. He has also presented BBC Three's 'Staying in with Greg and Russell' (with comedian Russell Kane), 'I Survived A Zombie Apocalypse' and 'Murder In Successville', to name a few.