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    OohErr reacted to Smudger in Radio 1 Breakfast with Greg James - First Thoughts   
    Is it odd I'm excited by the fact we're going properly late to the news?
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    OohErr reacted to Dan18F1 in Radio 1 Breakfast with Greg James - First Thoughts   
    He DID manage to get the Red Arrows involved then, but no idea what on earth they’re going to do!!!!
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    OohErr got a reaction from Greg20 in Radio 1 Breakfast with Greg James - First Thoughts   
    New show, new thread. 
    It feels like Christmas eve! I'll be up at half-six tomorrow to listen, who's with me?
    Wonder who the guest is? (Also that's a great book I would highly recommend). 
    I wonder whether they'll do what Moyles used to do and have the news at 6:26 so they can start with the pips at half past?
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    OohErr got a reaction from TheSaviourisHere in Greg James Breakfast Show Bingo   
    Ahead of the first show on Monday, I wanted to put together a Greg James breakfast show bingo card. This is what I've got so far, is there anything to add?
    There's a Celebrity Listener
    Sings to a newsreader
    Sings anything
    Ten Minute Takeover
    Does a funny voice
    Plays the "raaaay" or "get on the beers son" sound effect
    Plays Mumford and Sons
    Plays Coldplay
    Mentions David Attenborough
    Does a Chris Moyles style "goooood morrrrnin' everybodyyyyy" 
    Mentions Chris Moyles
    Mentions gammon
    Mentions his dad, Alan
    Mentions Bishop's Stortford 
    Is late for the news
    Does the pips
    Appoints a Star Listener
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    OohErr got a reaction from Jordan12 in Greg is the new Breakfast Show host as Nick Grimshaw quits   
    I'm loving how much press there is about the show - yet another one has landed today! This time it's Scott Bryan at BuzzFeed (a fan of the show, he listens to the podcast and took part in the Paintalong) with a behind the scenes of the pilot shows.
    https://www.buzzfeed.com/scottybryan/greg-james-breakfast-bbc-radio-1-interview?utm_term=.wvQe8g0enE#.fuvw5Xgwk2
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    OohErr got a reaction from rickbutterfield in Greg is the new Breakfast Show host as Nick Grimshaw quits   
    I'm loving how much press there is about the show - yet another one has landed today! This time it's Scott Bryan at BuzzFeed (a fan of the show, he listens to the podcast and took part in the Paintalong) with a behind the scenes of the pilot shows.
    https://www.buzzfeed.com/scottybryan/greg-james-breakfast-bbc-radio-1-interview?utm_term=.wvQe8g0enE#.fuvw5Xgwk2
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    OohErr reacted to rickbutterfield in Greg is the new Breakfast Show host as Nick Grimshaw quits   
    Another interview with Greg... https://www.standard.co.uk/stayingin/greg-james-reveals-all-on-pranks-pay-and-5am-starts-as-he-prepares-to-take-over-as-bbc-radio-1-a3911431.html
    Lots similar to the Guardian interview but I found this bit interesting:
    Wonder if that's a little dig at Grimmy?
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    OohErr reacted to alrite_treacle in Greg is the new Breakfast Show host as Nick Grimshaw quits   
    Radio 1 is far too scared of "creating" another Moyles-style personality centred show, they're taking away aspects of ownership, creativity and ego of the shows, and are in danger of making the breakfast show too sterile again! I want the Greg James Breakfast Show, not Greg standing in for Grimmy with a few new features...
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    OohErr got a reaction from rickbutterfield in Greg is the new Breakfast Show host as Nick Grimshaw quits   
    Greg was on with Matt Edmondson and Molly King just now and they were suggesting features, then at the end Matt goes "I've got one more... How about Car Park Catchphrase"? 
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    OohErr got a reaction from Harkinson in Greg is the new Breakfast Show host as Nick Grimshaw quits   
    Greg was on with Matt Edmondson and Molly King just now and they were suggesting features, then at the end Matt goes "I've got one more... How about Car Park Catchphrase"? 
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    OohErr got a reaction from Jordan12 in Is Chris Smith leaving Newsbeat?   
    God, what a dignified exit. Chris Smith is such a class act.
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    OohErr got a reaction from Graeme in Greg is the new Breakfast Show host as Nick Grimshaw quits   
    Greg was on with Matt Edmondson and Molly King just now and they were suggesting features, then at the end Matt goes "I've got one more... How about Car Park Catchphrase"? 
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    OohErr got a reaction from Aleks_ in Is Chris Smith leaving Newsbeat?   
    God, what a dignified exit. Chris Smith is such a class act.
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    OohErr reacted to Chris D in Greg is the new Breakfast Show host as Nick Grimshaw quits   
    Just noticed that Chris Sawyer has updated his Twitter bio. Deffo moving with Greg as co-producer. Wonder who the other producer will be? Possibility that the show will simply be called "Radio 1 Breakfast with Greg James" too?
    "Co-Producer, Radio 1 Breakfast with @GregJames"
    https://twitter.com/ahchrissawyer
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    OohErr got a reaction from Harkinson in Greg is the new Breakfast Show host as Nick Grimshaw quits   
    The first confirmed feature of Nick Grimshaw's drivetime show is... the entertainment news with Sinead Garvan! Wonder whether they're bringing back the 6:30.
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    OohErr reacted to Aleks_ in Greg is the new Breakfast Show host as Nick Grimshaw quits   
    So Greg's last drivetime song was Mystery Jets - Bubblegum, which helped him with his 1st Gregathlon and is one of his favs. I think Grimmy didn't choose his last breakfast show song by himself, Drake - Nice for what, which they play everyday. Just a small detail here, but it's kind of showing the attitude they both have. Grimmy's treating his show just like job and Greg being ever so engaged with it. 

    Grimmy's never been my favourite DJ, but he seems like a decent, nice chap and I hope that he'll find his new show exciting and will want to do something brilliant with it. I'll remember his breakfast show as just an okay one. 

    [EDIT]: didn't notice that OhhErr also wrote about Grimmy's last song. Yes: Hm. sums it up neatly. 
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    OohErr got a reaction from Aleks_ in Greg is the new Breakfast Show host as Nick Grimshaw quits   
    The Radio 1 Breakfast Show with Nick Grimshaw ends much like it started - not with a bang, but with a whimper.
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    OohErr got a reaction from Aleks_ in Greg is the new Breakfast Show host as Nick Grimshaw quits   
    The first confirmed feature of Nick Grimshaw's drivetime show is... the entertainment news with Sinead Garvan! Wonder whether they're bringing back the 6:30.
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    OohErr reacted to Aleks_ in Dev and Alice: interim drivetime   
    I think Alice is just quite restrained when she's on radio. We know a lot about Greg, Scott, Chris so we treat them like friends. I don't mean deeply personal stuff, but with Alice I don't think I could even tell what her favourite music is. Tuning in to Greg or Scott is like catching up with an old friend. As weird as it sounds - we don't know them, but at the same time, we kind of do. 
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    OohErr got a reaction from Aleks_ in Dev and Alice: interim drivetime   
    I've been thinking about this a lot, and I think there's something in it. The thing Alice Levine lacks as a radio presenter is a bond with the audience. I can't put my finger on why - maybe it's the regular absences, maybe it's the sarcastic and slightly cutting sense of humour. But you never quite feel like she's talking to you in the same way you do with Greg, or Scott, or Dev, or Matt, or Grimmy. Weird. But sadly I think she's brought that over to the show with Dev - it now feels a bit more insular with him than when he's by himself. I'm not sure why - I like double acts and zoo formats in general. There's just something that doesn't feel quite right with her. I miss Dev's solo shows.
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    OohErr got a reaction from LSR1 in Dev and Alice: interim drivetime   
    I've been thinking about this a lot, and I think there's something in it. The thing Alice Levine lacks as a radio presenter is a bond with the audience. I can't put my finger on why - maybe it's the regular absences, maybe it's the sarcastic and slightly cutting sense of humour. But you never quite feel like she's talking to you in the same way you do with Greg, or Scott, or Dev, or Matt, or Grimmy. Weird. But sadly I think she's brought that over to the show with Dev - it now feels a bit more insular with him than when he's by himself. I'm not sure why - I like double acts and zoo formats in general. There's just something that doesn't feel quite right with her. I miss Dev's solo shows.
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    OohErr got a reaction from Aleks_ in Dev and Alice: interim drivetime   
    Alice: Lorde and Green Light, she is clearly someone who follows the green cross code... I hate myself.
    Dev: that's okay, I hate you too. 
    Metaphorically spat my tea out.
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    OohErr got a reaction from Aleks_ in Dev and Alice: interim drivetime   
    Just wondered whether anyone had any thoughts on Dev and Alice's drivetime cover. It's not bad, but there's something about it that just doesn't feel quite right. I can't quite put my finger on it - it might be that the whole thing seems very pre-planned, in a way that Greg's show never did. Could do with a bit more spontaneity imo, and maybe a couple of regular features. 
    Any other thoughts?
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    OohErr got a reaction from Aleks_ in Greg is the new Breakfast Show host as Nick Grimshaw quits   
    The first time it came around, he even had a bit of fun with it and got people to ask questions for which the answer was "I will leave a light on". Although maybe he was taking the piss all along!
    Annoyingly I missed the show live so I'm listening back on iPlayer now, I'm nearly done, so some thoughts.
    The chat with Chris Smith and Mayor of Where was great, I'm so glad they had a proper last chat and talked about their relationship. I noticed Greg specifically said "we are being separated". So that confirms that then. But it was so lovely to hear them reminiscing. 
    The Ten Minute Takeover was great as well, I did wonder whether it was fixed though - the first song, You and Me Song by The Wannadies is just a bit emosh, Language by Porter Robinson was his opening bed for about two years and End Credits by Chase and Status used to be the music used for the montage of that day's show he used to play at about 18:55 for the first year or so of drivetime. Coincidence or what. 
    The highlights montage was great as well. It's a shame for Greg's show that Grace isn't moving with him, although his loss is Scott's gain and hopefully we'll be hearing a lot of her on-air with him and Chris. And obviously the loss  of Chris Smith is a tragedy. I don't want to form an opinion on the new breakfast show before it's even started, and I'm sure whatever happens I'll like it a lot (or at least more than Grimmy's tenure) but it seems as if he's being set up to fail by not keeping his team in place. When Moyles moved from afternoons to breakfast, his core team was kept - him, Dave, Rachel and Aled. Only Georgina Bowman and David Garrido didn't move and they weren't really a part of the show outside of news bulletins. So breaking up the team is undoubtedly a mistake. But we'll see how it goes. Maybe I'm just in denial but I don't think we've seen the last of Greg and Chris on-air together - even if it's just occasional cover.
    I remember reading this forum six years ago when the schedule changes were announced. I wasn't a member then, and I don't think any of the regular posters from that time are still around, but back then the forum understandably wasn't happy about Mills being taken off drivetime. Six years on, I think it was for the best - he's lasted way longer on Radio 1 than anyone would've expected back then whilst had he stayed on drive he might not have. And Greg's show was more than a worthy successor. I can't believe I've been listening to Radio 1 that long though - I was in year 8 when Greg started drivetime and I remember coming home to hear his first show, and now I've finished my first year at uni. Wow.  
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    OohErr reacted to Tea20 in Greg is the new Breakfast Show host as Nick Grimshaw quits   
    Tom Walker – Leave a Light On
    Wasn't expecting that one.
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