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Greg James: 'I want BBC Radio 1 breakfast show after Chris Moyles'

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Greg James - Britain Unzipped, BBC Three

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Greg James has admitted that he wants to host the BBC Radio 1 breakfast show.

The 26-year-old said that he hopes to succeed current morning show DJ Chris Moyles, but insisted that he could never force Moyles out.

"I would love to do the breakfast show on Radio 1," James told The Mirror.

"I think you'd be mad not to want that at some point. It's the flagship show and the one the rest of the station sort of follows."

On his relationship with Moyles, he added: "I've been honest in saying I'd like to do it - but that really doesn't mean I want to see Chris sacked tomorrow.

"Me and Chris hang out. Everyone at the station gets on well really. It can be competitive, secretly, but not in a destructive way.

"It is competitive, but then it should be - I should be pressured to be as good as I can be every day because there's always someone else who wants to do it.

Chris Moyles at the 2012 Ivor Novello awards held at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London
"I keep a diary at the end of each year and write about the good things that have happened during the year.

"I'm starting to sound like Adrian bloody Mole or something now, aren't I? But it's just a bit of a thing I do."

In April, James took over from Scott Mills on the Radio 1 drivetime slot, which goes out at 4-7pm on weekdays.

Moyles, meanwhile, previously laughed off rumours that his future on the station was in jeopardy.

"There have been stories about me leaving Radio 1 for the last four years and they're still going," he said in February. "I'm not going anywhere."

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