Radio 1’s Greg James: What’s his real name, net worth and who is his wife Bella Mackie?

Get to know the man behind the mic… (Picture: Rex/Instagram)

quickly ascended to fame thanks to his leading role on .

He may have been , but he’s best known for his work on the show.

The English radio DJ and television presenter, best known for hosting his Radio 1 show, but he has also hosted many TV shows, including Sun, Sex and Holiday Madness, Unzipped and Sport Relief.

Here is what you need to know about the DJ, including who his wife is and his net worth.

What is Greg James’ real name?

Gregory James Alan Milward.

Greg has been temporarily ousted from his popular radio show (Picture: BBC/Sarah Louise Bennett)

As well as his presenting duties, he hosts BBC 5 Live podcast, Tailenders, with Felix White and Jimmy Anderson.

He also lent his voice to the 2016 animated film Trolls and voiced the character of avid skateboarder Aspen Heitz. Like his wife Bella Mackie, he is an author, writer of the Kid Normal book series alongside Chris Smith.

What is Greg James’ net worth?

Just this month, it was announced Greg joined the top for the first time, with his salary increasing by £80,000.

The DJ has also written a children’s book series (Picture: Kieron McCarron/ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

He earns between £390,000 and £394,999 for work including the Radio 1 Breakfast Show, Rewinder on Radio 4, Radio 1’s Big Weekend and Out Out! Live, with Sports Personality Of The Year also listed.

Who is Greg James’ wife Bella Mackie?

Bella Mackie, 31, is a freelance journalist from London who’s previously written for VICE and The Guardian. She left Vice in 2017 to focus on writing a book about running and mental health.

Her father is the journalist Alan Rusbridger who was the editor-in-chief of The Guardian from 1995-2015 – Bella chose the name Mackie to distinguish herself from her family name.

Greg James’ wife Bella Mackie popped the question in 2018 (Picture: Instagram)

Greg and Bella got engaged in 2018 – with Bella popping the question – and married in September 2018.

‘This is Bella and in February she asked me to marry her,’ the 36-year-old said at the time. 

‘I said yes immediately because she is the smartest, funniest and most beautiful person I’ve ever met…’

Greg announced the happy news the pair had married on social media that same month. 

Sharing pictures of their big day on social media, Greg captioned the snaps: ‘Bella and I got married and it was the most incredible day of my life.I think it was up there for her too.’

‘She is the best thing ever and I feel like I might actually burst with happiness.’


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