Digital Spy caught up with the DJ to discuss his own quirks and foibles, his relationship with co-presenter Russell Kane and his future career plans.
What's the most interesting thing you found out about the public on Britain Unzipped?
"Where do we start? So many. I think... what do you want, rude ones?"
Er, let's say risque…
"I think the most surprising one was probably, I think it's 22% of people in Wales that we surveyed have said that they have fancied a family member… that's high.
"When we saw those results we thought, 'What?' I'm not easily that shocked by many things, but I was quite surprised that it was 22% going, 'Yeah, I quite fancy my sister'. I mean, they're being quite honest as well."
Were you shocked by quite a lot on the show then?
"It's quite fascinating how honest people are if you give them a survey. It was quite revealing, but it's gonna make for a good few weeks of shows, I think."
Do you think you'd be so open?
"Actually, me and Russell have done the survey. Our results have been locked away. And they're gonna be used in the show in the coming weeks to surprise us really.
"We've given them ammo to use against us. We've answered as truthfully as possible. Some of the production team look at you and go, 'Ohh, look at you. I saw your survey'."
What is the weirdest thing about you, or the most shocking statistic?
"It's not really that shocking… when I was 13, I was obsessed with lawnmowers."
Any particular reason why?
"I was a big cricket fan, but I don't know if that has anything to do with it. I just wanted to be a groundsman and was quite obsessed with old-fashioned lawnmowers. It's very, very weird and boring. It wasn't girls [I was interested in], it was lawnmowers."
Is it a bit strange to be hosting a show and talking about ordinary people? Do you consider yourself to be a celebrity at all?
"It's a difficult one because I like to keep a normal life really. But obviously people do know me.
"[On radio] I like to... do these showbizzy things, but then report back to the listeners. I dip my toe into it, but then be removed from it. I'm not one of these people who want to be photographed falling out of clubs and all that. That's not really my aim."
So it's like you're straddling two worlds?
"Yeah, I think you can kind of straddle them successfully. You have to remember it's all kind of… b*llocks. And your normal life is your important life, but it is quite fun to do these showbiz, glamour things every now and then. But then you go home and forget about it and don't take it too seriously."
You've also become a bit of a sex symbol. How are you finding that?
"That's something I never thought somebody would say to me. Again, I never take it seriously at all. I just find it a bit funny. My mates see me in a magazine or whatever, they see an interview or something, they go, 'Oh, you're an idiot. You'll always be a little lanky idiot'.
"It's nice that people think that, but… I don't want that to be my thing. I want them to like my radio shows and television presenting."
Britain Unzipped is one of your biggest telly roles; would you like to branch out into TV a bit more?
"That is the plan. I've been at Radio 1 for five years and I'm having an amazing time. To get the drive-time show a month ago was absolutely the dream. That's what I always wanted really, so that was wicked. And to get the telly stuff... it's all come along at the right time really.
"I want to do telly stuff that I want to do, really, 'cause there's a lot of offers for s**t telly. I want to do something I can really nail. I've got to do the right choices. I'm lucky that I've got [radio as] my main thing, then I can be a bit picky with the telly stuff."
You studied drama at uni as well. Would you get into acting?
"Not serious acting, no. One of my passions was to put on comedy shows and put on stupid sketches and stuff and that's something I'd love to revisit at some point.
"In Britain Unzipped we do bits of acting, and that's really nice to do again, definitely. I'd like to do some acting in the future comedy-wise, but there's nothing on at the moment."
Would you be tempted to follow Russell Kane into comedy?
"I would never do stand-up ever. I did it a couple of times at university and hated it. I prefer saying a joke and [playing] a record afterwards.
"One of the things I'm obsessed with is going to watch stand-up, watching comedies, that's all I do. I love the US Office, things like Arrested Development, 30 Rock and that kind of stuff. Those are my favourite kinds of shows to watch. I'd love to maybe write one of them one day with some of my mates."
You've been tipped for the Radio 1 Breakfast Show should Chris Moyles leave. Is that something that appeals to you?
"I'd love to! I'd love to one day. Obviously, who wouldn't want the Radio 1 Breakfast Show? But again, I wouldn't be devastated if I didn't [get it]. I'm really happy what I'm doing right now, but I'd be an idiot if I didn't want it."
Can you see yourself on Radio 1 for the near future?
"That's my aim. I just want to keep working, and keep producing good stuff. You're only as good as your last show. There's a lot of hard work to be done and I'm ready for it. I feel like I've matured - only slightly, though. I feel I'm much more settled and part of the furniture, so to speak."
Britain Unzipped airs Tuesdays at 9pm on BBC Three