BBC radio DJ Greg James to broadcast live from Afghanistan

Last Updated: Tue, Nov 27, 2012 07:40 hrs

A BBC television presenter and radio DJ Greg James will be visiting Afghanistan in December to present live show from Camp Bastion in Helmand Province.

James's show that would be broadcasted for five days from Monday 10 December, will deliver Christmas messages for UK troops.

According to the report, his show is from 4-7pm local time every day and will be run with the help of British Forces Broadcasting Service (BFBS).

"I'm excited to be bringing Radio 1 to the troops and show them we appreciate their hard work," the report quoted James, as saying.

"I love a challenge and an adventure and this will be a brilliant opportunity to see how BFBS and Camp Bastion works," he added.

Rhys Hughes, head of programmes for BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 1Xtra, said that their '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," Hughes said. (ANI)

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