Greg James And Nick Grimshaw Have Been Playing Hide And Seek For Nearly A Whole Day

Will they ever be found?

Radio 1’s Greg James is no stranger to taking on difficult challenges but this time around, he and Nick Grimshaw have set their listeners a pretty big task.

On Tuesday afternoon, the two DJs revealed their producers have finally let them go ahead with an idea pitched a long time ago: A gigantic game of hide and seek.

Announcing the plan - which had been top secret until it was revealed on air - they explained what was going to happen during Scott Mills and Chris Stark’s show, telling the pair that they were in a secret location and would not be coming out until a listener found them.

Here they are detailing the plan:

.@GregJames + @Grimmers are currently playing the biggest game of hide and seek EVER and we genuinely have no idea where they are...!

Here's the moment they told @Scott_Mills & @Chris_Stark that they're hiding out in a mystery location. Could there be some clues here...? 🔍👀

— BBC Radio 1 (@BBCR1) July 17, 2018

Me desperately trying to piece together every little thing @gregjames and @grimmers say #HideAndSeek

— Ria (@louisef3755) July 18, 2018

Now. How hard could it be? Two famous faces in some sort of radio studio. Surely it wouldn’t take long for someone to track them down?

People started getting clues and possible sightings together on Twitter:

Things we know.
They’re in a building
They’ve got curtains
They’ve got a golden gong
Pearl spotted @gregjames & @grimmers at 12:30pm outside of a cake shop in Nottingham.

They’ve not been seen since.
Please help us find them!
We’re ready & waiting at @BBCR1 HQ 🔎 #HideAndSeek

— Adele Roberts (@AdeleRoberts) July 17, 2018

#HideAndSeek is in to its fifth hour, and we STILL don't where @GregJames and @Grimmers are hiding!

Here's what we know so far:

— BBC Radio 1 (@BBCR1) July 17, 2018

What if the first letter of all the songs they’ve played spells a word/location?? 🤔 but how do we get a list of all the songs 🤷🏼♀️😂 @BBCR1 #hideandseek @gregjames @grimmers

— Laura Pashley (@pashers88) July 17, 2018

And obviously cracked a few jokes too:

actual footage of me taking the day off work to solve this #hideandseek thing @gregjames @grimmers

— Debbie (@dbbvrkmp) July 18, 2018

@gregjames and @grimmers waiting to be found in 40 years time #hideandseek

— Rob Mackay (@RobbieMac175) July 17, 2018

So when were they found, you ask? The time of writing is 10:50AM on Wednesday and they’re still out there.

They didn’t rough it too much though, spending the night sleeping in a secret location before hitting the road again.

Ridiculous day. Can’t believe it’s still going and that people are SO into it.

Quick sleep for me and @grimmers then we go again on @BBCR1 for Day 2...#HideandSeek

— Greg James (@gregjames) July 17, 2018

Grimmy also posted a (pretty useless) clue on Instagram.

“Grimmy here it is day two of hide and seek, it is just gone six am, we’ve just woke up and this is what the sky looks like where we are,” he told his followers.

Thankfully, a number of viewers think they’ve spotted more clues:

@BBCR1 #HideandSeek i think they’re in Glasgow, any view from a building and you can see the Campsie hills and the M8, remembering from studying radio at City of Glasgow College

— Josh Williamson🎙🏴 (@joshwilliamson9) July 18, 2018

So there is a place in Birmingham called Grand Central with all of the shops including @NandosUK. There is cranes and a lorries and hills nearby. Think we have cracked it. Let's get some help guys, we can do this. #hideandseek @bbcr1

— Claridon Group Ltd (@ClaridonLtd) July 18, 2018

There’s a military base near Maidstone. It’s hosted Big Weekend. There’s a big Next on the motorway junction they could be hiding in? Or the studios around the corner? They could have made it in just under three hours. #hideandseek

— elena (@elenajday) July 18, 2018

@BBCR1 #hideandseek #foundthem
1 there near a main road
2 they keep saying end of term there's a school nearby
3 they are near a subway, cost and a pizza place

— Harrison Clarke (@HChammer23) July 18, 2018

Later this year, the two stars will swap radio shows, with Greg taking over Grimmy’s breakfast show and Nick taking the drivetime slot.

The change will come into effect in September.


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