Preston DJs Jordan North and Adele Roberts save BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show after host Greg James "no shows"

Two Preston DJs saved the BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show after host Greg James "no showed" this morning (February 19).

Wednesday, 19th February 2020, 11:35 am
Updated Wednesday, 19th February 2020, 1:29 pm
Greg James failed to turn up for his BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show after attending the Brit Awards at the O2 Arena in London last night (February 18). Pic: Ian West/PA Wire

Jordan North and Adele Roberts took the reigns after the show's host Greg James failed to turn up to the studio after attending the Brit Awards in London last night.

North was rushed into the BBC studio on his day off, whilst Roberts remained on air following her 4am start on the Early Show.

James was due to take to the airwaves at 6.30am, but his unexplained absence led to Roberts standing in for him until a replacement could be found.

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Adele, who landed her first radio job at Rock FM in Preston, told listeners that Greg was "a dirty little no-show" as the team desperately tried to track down their star.

The BBC was forced to call on Radio 1 Sunday presenter North to help host the show, along with Arielle Free, who turned up to the studio in her dressing gown.

North, who attended Penwortham Priory Academy and Preston College, turned up still dressed in the Topman suit he wore to the awards ceremony.

Having enjoyed just a couple of hours' sleep, North tweeted from the BBC studio: "Me and Arielle were told to come in after 8am to talk about the Brits.

BBC Radio 1 host Jordan North, who was born in Burnley and brought up in Preston, was called in to replace the absent Greg James on the Breakfast Show this morning (February 19)

"Then got a call to say come in earlier.

"My first ever BritAwards (and probably my last after last nights behaviour)."

A merry Greg James had been spotted in the audience at the music awards last night, and hinted that he was in for a heavy night on his Instagram page.

He posted: "What a night. 6:30am is gonna be fun."