Greg James is nearing completion of Radio 1 Giant Jigsaw

BBC Radio 1’s Greg James is just a few puzzle pieces away from being reinstated as presenter of the station’s breakfast show after losing his post in an on-air prank.

The 20 pieces that make up the channel’s logo were scattered across the UK – and Greg encouraged listeners to find them and bring them to Hove for him to assemble in a jigsaw puzzle frame that floats in the lagoon itself.

Only one piece of the puzzle remains undiscovered, and Radio 1 listeners travel across the country to deliver 15 to the presenter.

Pieces have been found at Land’s End in Cornwall, John O’Groats in Scotland and the Amex Stadium after appearing on the BBC’s live coverage of the England v Spain match at Women’s EURO 2022.

One also fell from the ceiling of the Radio 1 studios at Broadcasting House in London, to the shock and amusement of two presenters who were on the air at the time.

Over the weekend, Greg took the plunge into a shark tank at Brighton’s SeaLife Aquarium to retrieve a jigsaw piece – all while being watched by a crowd of visitors to the attraction.

Greg donned a wetsuit, goggles and a snorkel as he jumped in and swam to the piece.

The 36-year-old presenter could be heard screeching as some of the sharks circled around him.

“That was a small float for a human being, a giant piece of the giant puzzle,” he announced after getting out of the water with the puzzle piece.

Radio 1’s fellow presenters Scott Mills and Chris Stark hosted the Radio 1 Breakfast Show in Greg’s absence, with Chris confirming the duo will return to present this morning.

Radio 1 was based in Hove Lagoon for the last week’s ‘Radio 1 Games’ which saw a range of guests and presenters take part in fun activities. Greg James is nearing completion of Radio 1 Giant Jigsaw

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