Greg James found himself turning to Twitter on Wednesday morning after his planned guest Shawn Mendes failed to ring into his Radio 1 breakfast show.
The Senorita singer had been scheduled to phone in from the US to join Greg live on air. Radio 1 had tweeted their excitement ahead of the interview, telling fans that the chat with Shawn was a ‘new thing’ they were trying.
But, their master plan seemed to fall through as Greg was left hanging when Shawn was a no show.
10 minutes after Shawn was supposed to be on air, Greg addressed the situation with his listeners and revealed: ‘Shawn Mendes is supposed to be on now, live. I’m always honest with you. We’ve got a situation.
‘We’ve been planning this for a while. We’ve been planning this with his UK team, his LA team… we’ve got our laptop out for Shawn and slight missing link is that no one can get hold of Shawn… bit of a problem with that.”
Greg joked: ‘Trying to do an interview with Shawn Mendes? Should probably get hold of Shawn Mendes, but these things happen to the best of us.’
AYO SHAWN WAKE UP YOURE SUPPOSED TO BE ON BBC RADIO 1 RIGHT NOW THEY CANT REACH YOU ð¤¦ð½ââï¸ð¤£â ï¸ @ShawnMendes
radio 1 having to park shawn mendes because they didn’t get in touch with him ð¹
Cue a number of fans then promptly tweeting Shawn telling him to get on Radio 1, as everyone was waiting for him.
‘@ShawnMendes wake up because Greg James needs to talk to you on Radio 1,’ tweeted one listener, while another said: ‘AYO SHAWN WAKE UP YOURE SUPPOSED TO BE ON BBC RADIO 1 RIGHT NOW THEY CANT REACH YOU @ShawnMendes.’
So far, Shawn hasn’t addressed his no show, but Greg wasn’t left in the cold as listeners came to the rescue.
They sent in content for the radio host to pass the time with – with even some listeners who just happened to also be called Shawn Mendes getting in touch.
As for Greg, he handled the mishap with his usual humour and referred back to an earlier tweet he had shared bigging up Shawn’s interview that was supposed to happen.
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Greg had told fans that he had a feeling his chat with Shawn was going to be ‘good’, but after his morning disaster, he re-shared his post and followed up with: ‘This tweet hasn’t aged well.’
The presenter host Radio 1’s breakfast show that has now been given a new time slot on air and runs from 7am until 11am.
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