The 27-year-old, who admits to being a “total cricket nerd”, said it is “surreal” being friends with cricketers Jimmy Anderson, 30, and Graeme Swann, 34 — especially after Anderson asked him to be godfather to his younger daughter Ruby.
James, who presents the weekday drivetime show on Radio 1, met the Ashes stars after they contacted him about co-presenting a cricket programme, Not Just Cricket, on Radio 5Live.
But the 25-year-old singer-songwriter has revealed how moving to central London has helped her settle down. It’s just an album based around the last couple of years, when I’ve had a lot to think about.
Goulding, who has just bought a flat in the West End, said: “It’s really calm, it’s friendly. Because he’s well known people are always going to be interested.
“Sonny is based in Los Angeles but sort of lives in hotels,” she added.