In particular, listeners praised his opening words: “My name is Greg James and I love radio more than anything else in the whole world. It is the best thing. It is there when you’re happy, it’s there when you’re sad. It cheers you up, it makes you laugh, it sums up moments in your life.
“This is the most famous radio show in the world and it’s a privilege to share it with you every morning.”
And we're off! 🚀✨
Here are @GregJames' very first words on brand new Breakfast and the all-important first song to be played on the show…
He then followed this up by playing Avicii’s Levels, a song picked by a listener.
After 12 years away, I’m listening to the @BBCR1 Breakfast Show again. Avicii – Levels seemed a very appropriate first choice, even if it was picked by a listener! All the best @gregjames on your new show #GoWell
Just spat porridge on the lady in front of me when @gregjames announced his Red Arrows display on bikes. Next time can we have the “Red Barrows” please? Displays with smoke in red branded wheel barrows. Cannot wait for this! #radio1breakfastshow
And James also chatted to Calvin Harris about growing vegetables in the garden – leading some listeners to suggest a regular collaboration…
I'm crying with laughter on my way to work listening to Calvin Harris & @gregjames talking about squirrels nibbling on watermelons and general vegetable chat and it's the best start to the week #radio1breakfastshow@BBCR1