Greg James thanks listeners as he leaves Drivetime

Greg James has said thank you to his listeners and his co-host Chris Smith for his last six years on the Drive show at Radio 1.

Greg presented his last show on Thursday last week ahead of moving to Breakfast in the autumn. He posted a message on Instagram along with a photo of his team, saying he’s sad to be not working with Chris Smith anymore as he’s become his best mate.

“A lot of life happens in 6 years and through all the shit it throws at you, good and bad, I’ve relied on you to provide brilliant bits for the show and if you’ve relied on me to bring some stupidity to your day, that makes me incredibly happy. Radio is f*cking great. It’s why all of us at R1 love working here. Thank you to all of you for being so into the stuff we do and letting us be part of your day,” Greg posted.

He praised “Laura, Ian, Pippa, Jenny, Travis, Dan, Grace and Chris” for making the show what it was, and additionally said he loved every second on-air with Chris Smith.

Greg and Chris will be working together in the future on a ‘secret podcast project’.

He adds: “And all my love to Grim who is going to be brilliant in the afternoons. It’s been a pleasure to spend loads of time with him recently working out this change over and the Hide and Seek madness. Me and him are gonna do a load more stuff like that in the coming months.”

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If you listen to my show regularly, this is for you. I don’t want to get too sappy over this because I’m about to take on the most exciting job in the world but…A lot of life happens in 6 years and through all the shit it throws at you, good and bad, I’ve relied on you to provide brilliant bits for the show and if you’ve relied on me to bring some stupidity to your day, that makes me incredibly happy. Radio is fucking great. It’s why all of us at R1 love working here. Thank you to all of you for being so into the stuff we do and letting us be part of your day. In particular thanks to Laura, Ian, Pippa, Jenny, Travis, Dan, Grace and Chris for making this show what it was. The other huge part of it is Chris Smith. He is the smartest man I know. Also one of the funniest. I’m sad we won’t be working together on the new show but I have loved every second with him on air. And have got a best mate out of it. There’s no one that gets my brain quite like him and it’s been a total pleasure to come up with stupid ideas with him. Speaking of which, we will continue to help Murph and the rest of the ‘Kid Normal’ characters take over the world with two more books to write as well as work on other secret podcast projects, but that’s for another time. So, to sum up, thank you, and here’s to the next chapter…The next thing I do is going to be the biggest challenge of my life but I am so ready for it. And I hope you can join me on it. Bring on the nonsense. And all my love to Grim who is going to be brilliant in the afternoons. It’s a show that has incredible listeners who love a laugh and it also has the best hours in the world, which I know he’ll love. He is insanely talented and it’s been a pleasure to spend loads of time with him recently working out this change over and the Hide and Seek madness. Me and him are gonna do a load more stuff like that in the coming months. Oh, I got sappy, sorry. We’re off to get drunk.

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