Greg James Has Started His Week By Being Locked In A Radio 1 Escape Room

Rather him than us.

UPDATE: It’s Tuesday morning and Greg is *still* in there. Could you help get him out?

Greg James’ week has started in a rather interesting way, as the DJ is currently locked in an escape room (which is just what you need on a Monday, eh?).

Over the weekend, Radio 1 teased that the Breakfast Show host would be taking part in a top secret stunt, with the details kept under such strict watch that Greg himself didn’t actually know what was happening.

He was then joined on his Monday morning show by Scott Mills, who watched on as Greg was blindfolded and driven away from Radio 1 HQ.

The next time listeners heard from him, Greg had been placed in Radio 1’s specially-made escape room and told he’d need to crack a 6-digit code to get out.

So @gregjames is locked in Radio 1’s Escape Room. The door unlocks with a six digit code. There are a million potential combinations.

Use the clues in the room and listen to work out the code. Until then, he’s trapped.

LISTEN & WATCH 👉 #R1EscapeRoom

— BBC Radio 1 (@BBCR1) February 18, 2019

Given that there are a million potential combinations for the code, this could go on for quite some time.

They’ve also put a bed in the room, which feels ominous, and the toilet situation is unclear, so we’re going to just assume that’s been taken care of.

Thankfully, Greg has been given a few hints at how to work out the winning numbers, and they haven’t robbed him of his phone either:


— Greg James (@gregjames) February 18, 2019

A puzzle. A lovely puzzle. Is there a picture to go off? Is there balls#r1escaperoom

— Greg James (@gregjames) February 18, 2019

However, the clues have proved seriously tough to solve and as of 4pm, the DJ was still locked in.

At least he got some good new selfies though:

Yes #R1EscapeRoom selfies are now a thing, deal with it. 🤳

This is the situation so far for @GregJames:

— BBC Radio 1 (@BBCR1) February 18, 2019

Greg is no stranger to a (slightly bonkers) stunt or two, as when it was announced that he was taking over the Radio 1 Breakfast Show, he played a nationwide game of hide and seek with Nick Grimshaw.

Last September, he also organised #PassThePasty, which saw a traditional Cornish pasty carried Olympic torch-style all the way to Aberdeenshire.


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