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Who is Greg James, who’s the Radio 1 DJ’s girlfriend, was he in Trolls and when did he date Ellie Goulding?

GREG James has fast become a radio and TV star thanks to his leading role on BBC Radio 1.

Here’s everything you need to know about the DJ who’s taken over from Grimmy as the new Breakfast Show host…

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Greg James is a radio and TV star

Who is Greg James?

Greg James, 32, was born December 17, 1985.

He is an English radio DJ and television presenter, best known for hosting Radio 1’s drivetime show.

On April 10, 2018, it was announced he would be dropped from his Friday slot.

As well as radio he has also hosted many TV shows, including Sun, Sex and Holiday Madness, Unzipped and Sport Relief.

He is now back fronting the second series of Sounds Like Friday Night on BBC One and also helping host the BBC’s The Biggest Weekend.

Is Greg James married?

In June 2018 Greg announced his engagement to girlfriend Bella Mackie. 

He says the proposal was non-traditional – because it was Bella who went down on one knee and popped the question in February.

Greg made the announcement on Instagram on Friday morning, and accompanied his post with an adorable picture of himself and his bride-to-be.

He wrote: “Oh while we’re doing announcements, here’s something else…I’m having the time of my life and enjoying my work more than ever.

“I feel really content and it’s nice to have my shit together before I undertake a huge new work challenge.

“One of the main reasons for this happiness is because I met this person.

“This is Bella and in February she asked me to marry her.

“I said yes immediately because she is the smartest, funniest and most beautiful person I’ve ever met.

“The only problem is she loves staying up into the early hours drinking as much as I do and this is not conducive with 5am alarms. That said, it’s been quite a year.”

 Greg James with fiancée Bella Mackie

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Greg James with fiancée Bella Mackie

When did Greg date Ellie Goulding?

Greg previously dated singer Ellie Goulding for 18 months from 2010, but they split in 2012.

The pair said they had found it hard to spend time together due to their busy schedules.

A source said at the time: “Things had not been right for a while but they only called it
a day a month ago.

“It was just a real struggle for them to be in the same place at the same
time.

“The split is amicable and they are still friends.”

 He is best known for hosting Radio 1's drivetime show - he joined the station in 2007

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He is best known for hosting Radio 1’s drivetime show – he joined the station in 2007

Was Greg James in Trolls?

Greg lent his voice to the 2016 animated film Trolls.

He voiced the character of avid skateboarder Aspen Heitz.

The radio star said he was:“Delighted to be making my DreamWorks’ debut alongside Justin Timberlake and Anna Kendrick in Trolls. I only have one line… But WHAT a line it is.”

He joined a host of other famous people who featured in the film, including – Zooey Deschanel, Gwen Stefani and James Corden.

Is Greg James taking over from Nick Grimshaw on Radio 1 Breakfast Show job?

Greg announced that he’d be taking over Nick Grimshaw’s  show on Monday August 20 – Grimmy will take over Greg’s Drivetime slot.

In an exclusive interview with The Sun ahead of his first show Greg said that he’s not bothered by the criticism he’s received for being “well behaved.”

He said: “It’s more important for my show to be funny and good than for me to go out and be an absolute embarrassment, rolling out of nightclubs and stuff.”

He added: “We want to make it fast-paced, celebrating the listeners and all the funny s*** that they get up to. I want it to be connected to the world.”

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