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Greg James prepped for Radio 1 Breakfast job by hiring a van and listening to show like a commuter

Greg James prepped for Radio 1 Breakfast job by hiring a van and listening to show like a commuter

WITH a 4am wake-up name, one of the best preparation a Radio 1 Breakfast Show host can have is a good night time’s sleep.

However Greg James did issues a little in a different way whereas preparing for his debut gig on the flagship programme on Monday.

 Greg James prepped for his debut gig hosting the Radio 1 Breakfast Show a little differently

Greg James prepped for his debut gig internet hosting the Radio 1 Breakfast Show a little in a different way

I can reveal the presenter prepped for his new job in full W1A trend — by hiring a van and driving round for 4 hours to hear the show’s pilot as a commuting listener may do.

It’s the type of earnest preparation which may have been seen on the BBC2 spoof about Beeb paperwork.

And issues acquired much more W1A on the debut show itself on Monday.

Outdoors the London studio, the Pink Arrows have been drafted in for some nifty formation work — on fold-up bikes like the one used by the collection’ “Head of Values” performed by Hugh Bonneville.

 The new host's first show was a complete success

The brand new host’s first show was a full success

 Greg got the Red Arrows to perform some formations on fold-up bikes outside the studio

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Greg acquired the Pink Arrows to carry out some formations on fold-up bikes outdoors the studio

 Greg with the Red Arrows inside the studio

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Greg with the Pink Arrows contained in the studio

A supply stated: “Greg and his producers went all out to be sure his debut show was a success. They needed to see how it might actually sound for listeners, so recorded a follow run within the studio.

“They then set out on a four-hour spherical journey into the countryside in a employed van, throughout which they listened to Greg’s apply pilot.

“It meant Greg and his team were able to get a really realistic and authentic view on how his show would sound to listeners. Greg was raving about how much it helped him.” The host opened the programme by telling listeners that he had been preparing for the position for most of his life.

He stated: “I really like radio greater than anything on the earth.

 Greg took over from Nick Grimshaw

Greg took over from Nick Grimshaw

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“It’s there if you find yourself comfortable, it’s there when you’re unhappy. It cheers you up, it makes you giggle, it sums up moments in your life and that is probably the most well-known radio show on the planet.

“There is a lot in today’s show, I’ve been preparing it for about 20 years.”

The primary music, chosen by listeners, was Ranges by Avicii, and Greg additionally linked up with Blackpool Zoo to get a star chat with a lion referred to as Wallace. He then launched a new gameshow with Calvin Harris, the place a listener tried to guess his telephone quantity, and showcased a new Coldplay music.

Now Greg simply has to rattle out 4 exhibits a week, week in and week out, for the foreseeable future.

Simon Boyle’s verdict on the brand new show

GREG JAMES immediately put his stamp on proceedings by permitting listeners to select the primary monitor.

It was clear that for this likeable host, the show isn’t all about him – a change from his two predecessors.

Nick Grimshaw was eager to speak the viewers by way of his little black e-book of superstar mates and Chris Moyles was at his happiest when delivering meandering monologues.

There have been nonetheless star friends, however his chat with Calvin Harris noticed him swiftly ditch the subject of dance music for the pleasantries of gardening.

Unconventional, however someway it really works.



 Supermodel Bella Hadid looks stunning in a diamond-encrusted bikini


Supermodel Bella Hadid appears beautiful in a diamond-encrusted bikini

BELLA HADID is some-bling to behold, taking a dip sporting a skimpy black bikini with diamante straps.


THE Overtones have introduced a self-titled album and UK tour for later this yr. The brand new music would be the band’s first launch as a 4 piece following the sudden dying in April of their bandmate Timmy Matley.

Brights maid Riri jets off

 Rihanna wears bright pink as she strolls through Barbados airport after her friend's wedding

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Rihanna wears shiny pink as she strolls via Barbados airport after her good friend’s wedding ceremony

THE unwritten rule for all bridesmaids is to by no means out-do the bride.

However Rihanna hardly went for the understated look throughout her BFF Sonita Alexander’s wedding ceremony bash.

The singer was decked out in brilliant pink, proper, as she strolled by way of Barbados airport following the large day.

 Rihanna wore electric blue as a bridesmaid to her best friend's wedding


Rihanna wore electrical blue as a bridesmaid to her greatest good friend’s wedding ceremony

RiRi additionally turned heads as she supported her pal on the Saturday ceremony, in a plunging electrical blue robe – and documented the day on Instagram for her 64.3million followers.

Catching the bride’s bouquet historically means you may be the subsequent individual to marry, however in a single video posted on social media, Rihanna might clearly be seen ducking to keep away from it.

I’m positive that was a aid for billionaire boyfriend Hassan Jameel.

Rihanna stuns in gold at London premiere for Ocean’s eight


ERIC Clapton is ­dedicating a track on his forthcoming Christmas album to Avicii. The document, referred to as Joyful Xmas, will function a ­model of Jingle Bells that might be in honour of the DJ who died in April.

Purple Cardi over Minaj

THERE have been loads of movers and shakers at Monday night time’s MTV Video Music Awards – and Cardi B was considered one of them after actually shifting throughout the room.

The rapper was moved by organisers after she complained that the seating plan put her too shut to her rival Nicki Minaj.

 Cardi B's seat at the MTV VMA's was moved after organisers realised they put her too close to rival Nicki Minaj

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Cardi B’s seat on the MTV VMA’s was moved after organisers realised they put her too shut to rival Nicki Minaj

 Nicki Minaj said she did not know there was beef between her and Cardi

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Nicki Minaj stated she didn’t know there was beef between her and Cardi

The pair have been dissing one another for months and tensions are excessive.

An insider on the ceremony at New York’s Radio Metropolis Music Corridor stated: “Cardi and Nicki clearly don’t like one another and it’s triggered a large headache for the organisers. Cardi’s staff requested for her seat to be moved away from Nicki’s final week in order that there wasn’t a clumsy second.

“But bosses were secretly hoping on a bit of a row and the cameramen were ordered to film their reactions while the other was performing.”

In the meantime Nicki informed Beats 1: “I didn’t know Cardi and I had a problem, however I assume we do, because you and different individuals are saying it.

Nicki Minaj wows in attractive music video for new single Ganja Burn

“People talk s**t about me all the time. You can’t expect to be liked and loved all the time.”

That a lot could be very clear.

The thrill of motherhood

TAMSIN EGERTON is having fun with being a mum a lot that she has postponed marrying Josh Hartnett.

She stated: “Marriage is one thing that’s going to occur, however we’re specializing in youngsters in the meanwhile.

“The kids are very young – one just turned one and the other one is two-and-half.”

Talking at London membership Annabel’s, Tamsin added: “It’s hard when Josh goes away to work. We miss him, but you make it work.”

Noor’s rolling with Eli

MICK JAGGER may want to contemplate sprucing up his strikes.

The 75-year-old Rolling Stones frontman has competitors for the affections of his movie producer lover Noor Alfallah, 22, who has struck up a shut friendship with horror movie Hostel director Eli Roth, a sprightly 46.

 Noor Alfallah was spotted with Eli Roth after being linked to Rolling Stones legend Mick Jagger

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Noor Alfallah was noticed with Eli Roth after being linked to Rolling Stones legend Mick Jagger

Noor and newly single Eli have been inseparable this weekend as they loved a dinner date at Nobu in Malibu earlier than attending a pal’s wedding ceremony.

A supply stated: “Issues are a little difficult once more for Noor

“She nonetheless holds a candle for Mick and is glad seeing him when he’s in Los Angeles.

“They’re on speaking phrases and nonetheless very shut, however Eli and her have actually hit it off within the final couple of weeks.

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“She likes older men, she feels they have a better understanding and mental connection. Only Noor knows in her heart whether she can move on from Mick full time.”

Noor’s budding romance with Eli comes after Mick tried to stability his relationship with Noor and Melanie Hamrick, the mom of his 20-month-old son Deveraux.


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  • KEEN to set the report straight, Kylie Jenner has slammed rumours that she has cut up with Travis Scott.
    Responding to an Instagram poster who claimed insider information that Travis had moved out of the household house, she wrote: “Obviously fake.”
    Kylie and rapper Travis had their first youngster, daughter Stormi, in February.
  • IT appears Drake has reignited his feud with Kanye West. Whereas on stage in West’s hometown of Chicago on Saturday, Drake switched the lyrics to Know Your self to take goal on the rapper. The Canadian swapped the road “Then Kanye dropped” for “then Kanye flopped”. Beforehand the 2 have sniped over Kanye’s declare Drake is “over-played” on radio.
  • NICOLE KIDMAN and her husband Keith City have donated £80,000 to farmers who’ve been hit by drought in her homeland.
    In a particular video message performed throughout a Farm Assist telethon on Australian TV yesterday, the actress and the singer begged others to dig deep.

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