Greg James Bio, Age, Height, BBC Radio 1, Kid Normal, Net Worth, Salary, Parents, and Wife

Greg James Bio, Wiki

Greg James born Gregory James Alan Milward is an English author and broadcaster. Since 2007, he has been a presenter on BBC Radio 1 where he hosts shows like the station’s flagship breakfast show and his old drive-time show. He has also co-hosted BBC’s cricket podcast Tailenders since 2017 alongside  James Anderson, the English cricketer, and Felix White. Additionally he is a children’s author best noted for book series, Kid Normal which he wrote with Chris Smith.

Greg James Age

James was born in Lewisham, London, England on 17th December 1985. He is 37 years old as of 2024 and he celebrates his birthday on December 17 every year.

Greg James Height/Measurements

James stands at an approximate height of 6 feet 4 inches.

Greg James Education

James attended The Bishop’s Stortford High School where he was the deputy head boy. He later went to University of East Anglia located in Norwich where he studied drama and achieved and achieved a 2:1. While at the school he lived with Pat Cahill and John Kearns who were both comedians. While at school, he presented a number of shows on the students’ union radio station called Livewire 1350AM and became the manager of the station in 2006. However, he said that he did not enjoy being the station manager.

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Greg James Career

James presented a number of breakfast shows on Future Radio in Norwich and on Pulse Rated in Salhouse prior to his break at BBC Radio 1. In 2005, he was awarded the Best Male Presenter at the Student Radio Awards. In June 2007, James joined BBC Radio 1 presenting Early Breakfast on Friday and he also covered for other presenters including Vernon Kay and Sara Cox. His first show was on June 1, 2007 on a Friday, the day after his graduation from university. In October 2007, James was given the Early Breakfast Show running from 4.30 a.m. to 7 a.m. which later changed to 4 a.m. to 6.30 a.m. 5 days a week. His first full-time show was on October 1st, 2007, and his 1st Record of the Week was Hometown Glory by Adele.

A new schedule was launched on September 21, 2009 on Radio 1 and they announced that James would move to early afternoon 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. taking Edith Bowman’s place while Edith moved to the weekend breakfast slot. James hosted The Official Chart Update on Wednesday afternoons when he moved to drivetime from its inception from March 2010 to January 2013 when he was replaced by Scott Mills. He is also the co-host of Not Just Cricket on 5 Live with James Anderson and Graeme Swann. The show is broadcasted once every few months and the show focuses on cricket and topics vary. He is the host of That’s What He Said, a weekly podcast on BBC Radio 1 alongside Chris Smith. The podcast features guest interviews, special bonus content just for the podcast, and best elements of James’ show each week.

James and Chris play Cheeseball (a game where one throws Babybell to the center of a cheese court), every week and the one who is closest to the center is the winner. The two also do wedding, engagement, and birthday announcements to them Jurassic Park theme. Every podcast comes with an e-mail from Julia who is from Germany. She provides the two with a weekly agenda. The most recent podcast features include Julia’s word of the week, Dr. Tiny’s Science fact, and Friendly Foreigners. On 16 February 2013, James guest hosted Fighting Talk, the 5 Live comedy sport program standing in for Colin Murray. Jimmy Anderson, Felix White, Mark ‘Sharky’ Sharman, Matt ‘Mattchin’ Horan, and James started hosting a cricketing podcast called Tailenders. It was previously a weekly podcast that covered the 2017–18 Ashes series but it was renewed from May 23rd, 2018 to continue on a weekly basis.

It was announced on February 28th, 2012 that James and Scott Mills would switch shows as from April 2nd, 2012, and so James would host the drivetime show, 1600-1900. He has had some recurring features like Impossible Karaoke, Mayor of Where, Rage against the Answer Machine, Ask The Nation, What’s My Age Again, Wrong Uns, and Impossible Karaoke. One time, he hosted his show for a whole week from the BFBS radio studio in Camp Bastion, Afghanistan. James also staged a mini-music festival called G In the Park from BBC in Glasgow Before the T in the Park festival. Because the release dates of music worldwide were changed, The Official Chart took up his former show between 1600 and 1745, then Dance Anthems between 1800 and 1900.

James presented a television show called Sun, Sex and Holiday Madness for BBC three in 2009. He has also presented Sound, on BBC Two’s Switch and he was also the host of the 2009 BRIT Awards backstage winners’ podium which he also did in 2010. The following year, he had a role in the episode called Closing time in Doctor Who. James presented the coverage of Glastonbury Festival 2011 on BBC Three and in 2012, he presented the Reading and Leeds Festival. In the same year, he presented T in the Park 2012 coverage alongside Edith Bowman in July. James co-presented with Alice Levine, the extensive coverage of Radio 1’s Big Weekend in 2013. In June of the same year, he hosted alongside Gemma Cairney, the BBC Three’s coverage of Glastonbury.

James also hosted the coverage of festivals on BBC including T in The Park, Radio 1’s Big Weekend, Glastonbury, and Reading in the summer of 2014. He co-presented two seasons of Unzipped in 2012 on BBC Three alongside Russell Kane the after that, he co-presented a special two-hour show called How to Win Eurovision on May 11, 2013. In December of the same year, Gabby Logan and James presented 50 Greatest London 2012 Olympics Moments. The show broadcasted on his twenty seventh birthday. James and Kane starred in their chat show, on September 25th, called Staying in with Greg and Russell. They later appeared on the Children in Need 2013 appeal night in a Lip Sync Challenge where James performed Circle of Life from Lion King and won. James was a contestant in the CBeebies game show called Swashbuckle in 2014 with his niece Pia.

He hosted the closing ceremony of The Invictus Games live on BBC Two in September 2014 with Claire Balding. The following year, he presented I Survived a Zombie Apocalypse, a BBC Three reality game show. James also played the role of a police officer in the comedy murder mystery series called Murder in Successville in May 2015. In May of the same year he co-wrote and also starred in the episode called Dead Air of the series Comedy Feeds.

Greg James Net Worth

Throughout his career as an author and broadcaster, James has been able to accumulate a net worth of a between $1 Million – $5 Million.

Greg James Parents and Siblings

James was born and raised in Lewisham, London by his parents Rosemary Milward and Alan Milward. Both of his parents were teachers; his father was a headteacher while his mother was a special-needs teacher. He has 1 sister named Catherine. When he was a baby, he got 3 life-saving blood transfusions and he stayed in an incubator for one week.

Greg James Wife

James announced his engagement to Bella Mackie on June 1st, 2018. Bella is the daughter of Alan Rusbridger, a newspaper editor and author of How to Kill Your Family, a bestselling dark novel. The couple got married in September 2018 and they currently reside in London.

Before he met Bella, James dated singer Ellie Goulding in 2010 and their relationship ended after 18 months in January 2012. Reportedly, their relationship ended due to busy schedules.

Greg James Kid Normal

James wrote a children’s book series called Kid Normal with newsreader Chris Smith. It is a six-book series that is about a normal boy in a superhero world. The 1st one was published by Bloomsbury and released in the on July 13th, 2017 and the other one the next March. The first one was the biggest selling children’s debut of the year, and both of them have sold more than 100,000 copies combined. Additionally, they have been released in nineteen other languages around the world.

Greg James Films and Radio Shows

  • BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards
  • Louis Walsh & Kian Egan’s Next Big Thing – Wonderland
  • Young, Jobless and Living at Home
  • 50 Greatest London 2012 Olympics Moments
  • Let’s Sing and Dance
  • Commonwealth Games
  • New Year Live
  • I Survived a Zombie Apocalypse
  • Children in Need Rocks for Terry
  • Sports Funniest 2023 with Greg James
  • Early Breakfast
  • Afternoons
  • Drivetime
  • Radio 1 Breakfast with Greg James
  • Tailenders

Greg James Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram

He is vocal on his social media accounts where he posts frequently. On his Twitter account, he has about 1.5M followers, around 370K followers on his Facebook page, and about 1.1M followers on his Instagram account.