BBC Radio 1 DJ Greg James takes show to Afghanistan
He will take to the airwaves from Camp Bastion in Helmand Province from 10 December
Tuesday 27 November 2012
BBC Radio 1 DJ Greg James will present his radio show live from Afghanistan in the run up to Christmas.
James is set to take to the airwaves with his daily drivetime programme from Camp Bastion in Helmand Province for five days beginning on Monday December 10.
All week he will deliver Christmas messages and music dedications from the UK and back from Afghanistan - linking troops with their friends and families at home.
Teaming up with British Forces Broadcasting Service (BFBS), the stint with the troops follows on from last year when Tim Westwood broadcast for BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 1Xtra.
Speaking about his week in Afghanistan, James said: "I'm really excited to be bringing Radio 1 out to the troops and show them how much we appreciate their hard work.
"I love a challenge and an adventure and this will be a brilliant opportunity to see how BFBS and Camp Bastion works.
"Trust my luck that Daniel Craig went out there last week - it's not the easiest gig to follow James Bond, is it?"
Rhys Hughes, Head of Programmes for BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 1Xtra, said: "Our ambition is that BBC Radio 1 with Greg James will reflect what it feels like for our armed forces personnel to live and work in Camp Bastion.
"We are delighted to be returning to Camp Bastion for a third year, working very closely with our friends at BFBS to connect Service personnel with their families back in the UK and around the world."
BBC Trust agrees to axe channel from TV in favour of digital moveTV
Final Top Gear reviewTV
FestivalsFive ways to avoid the portable toilets
Jurassic WorldThe results are completely brilliant
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Tunisia hotel attack: Locals form 'human shield' to protect hotel from gunman Seifeddine Rezgui
- 2 Greece crisis: Alexis Tsipras accepts troika bailout proposals with conditions
- 3 German ethics council calls for incest between siblings to be legalised by Government
- 4 French woman dies in freak bungee jumping accident
- 5 Facebook rainbow profile pictures likely being tracked by social network
The Rolling Stones announce biggest ever touring rock exhibition with Saatchi Gallery
Glastonbury 2015: The best bits you missed from Lionel Richie and the Dalai Lama to The Libertines' secret set
Glastonbury 2015: The picture of a man crowd surfing in a wheelchair is brilliant, but it wasn't taken at Glastonbury
Fifty Shades of Grey author EL James' Twitter Q&A didn't exactly go as planned
Guillaume Tell gang-rape scene causes uproar at the Royal Opera House
The moment a Queen's Guard soldier lost it and drew his gun at annoying tourist
Greece crisis: IMF was pushed around by Angela Merkel and Nicholas Sarkozy – and now it is being humiliated
Greece crisis: The wider lesson is that it’s time to abandon this failed experiment in currencies
'I wish the BBC would stop calling it Islamic State' – David Cameron unleashes frustration at broadcaster
Pentagon accuses Russia of 'playing with fire' over nuclear threats towards Nato
They are neither a 'state' nor 'Islamic': Why we shouldn't call them Isis, Isil or IS