RADIO: Everybody is already loving Radio 1 Breakfast with Greg James

Greg James began his new job as host of Radio 1's Breakfast Show this morning.

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The DJ kicked off by introducing himself, saying  "I've been preparing this show for 20 years."  He added that radio was his first love and said "it's there when you're happy, it's there when you're sad".

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Stressing the importance of listener interaction, he allowed the public to choose the first song he played, giving them ten seconds to text in.  Listener Alex delighted the nation, choosing Avicii's 'Levels'.

Greg later went on to interview his first guest- Wallace the Lion at Blackpool Zoo.  The move echoed Greg's recent comments about his show NOT being about celebrity guests.

A phonecall from Calvin Harris and a flyover from the Red Arrows will also feature.

Fans inundated Twitter with praise;

@BeckyDevlin The new @BBCR1 breakfast show with @gregjames has been on less than half an hour and it’s already ridiculous! I love it!!

HarveyMortonIT Iconic! A new @BBCR1 Breakfast Show! @GregJames is incredible, we’re loving the new show already!

Kelsey Provan‏ Greg James starting his first breakfast show today was the cutest thing makes being up at this time so much easier. @BBCR1


Listen on demand via BBC iPlayer if you missed it.