Ten Times James O'Brien Went Viral In 2017

18 December 2017, 12:34 | Updated: 18 December 2017, 13:46

James O'Brien
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This year, James O'Brien has been labelled as "the man who made radio viral". Here are 10 perfect reasons why.

1. James's Perfect Response To Caller Who Blamed All Muslims For Terrorism

One of the most unusual stories of the year was the moment Donald Trump retweeted three anti-Muslim videos from Britain First's Jayda Fransen.

After James accused the President of an act of terrorism, this caller told him that all Muslims were complicit in terrorism and we need to take action. But James had the perfect response.

2. James O'Brien's Emotional Response To The Manchester Terror Attack

22 people died when a suicide bomber set off an explosive outside the Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena.

The next morning saw James O'Brien at his most powerful.

3. Officer Tells Theresa May What Police Cuts Will Do

After the Manchester terror attack, Theresa May ordered the army on to the streets to help out police officers.

James O'Brien highlighted these remarkable exchanges between Theresa May and a former police officer, who predicted exactly that due to police cuts.

4. Emotional Moment Shah Listens Back To His Grenfell Call

Caller Shah told James O’Brien he was on the phone to his trapped mother when she succumb to the fumes during the Grenfell Tower fire.

As James hosted his show live from the shadow of the Grenfell Tower, this is the heartbreaking moment Shah listened back to his emotional call.

5. James O'Brien Pulls Apart The Daily Mail Editor One Fact At A Time

Very few commentators are taking aim at the Daily Mail for fear or being targeted. But James isn't holding back. This is his forensic demolition of Daily Mail editor Paul Dacre.

6. James Perfectly Responds To Caller Who Cites “Political Correctness” During Debate

When this call from Northwood said John Lewis’ gender neutral labelling was “bowing to political correctness” - James O’Brien had the perfect response waiting.

7. "I Voted Brexit Because There Are Too Many Brown Faces"

James O'Brien had the perfect response to this caller who told him he voted Brexit because there are "too many brown faces" in his supermarket and hospital.

8. Grenfell Tower Firefighter Compares Inferno To “Just Like 9/11”

The morning after the Grenfell Tower tragedy saw James trying to make sense of what we saw. Then Terry called. He is a firefighter who had spent the night trying to rescue the residents.

In this extraordinary interview, he described how the fire bore a similarity to 9/11.

9. James O'Brien's Perfect Response To Man Who Smacks His Children

Scotland became the first part of the UK to ban smacking. This caller phoned up to explain why he feels it's right to smack his children - and James demolished his argument with one perfect line.

10. James O'Brien Destroys Juncker's EU Speech (With One Small Twist)

James O'Brien said Jean-Claude Juncker brought Remainers and Brexiteers together as he tore apart his 'United States Of Europe' speech.

But the twist at the end of this clip left Brexiteers reeling.

James O'Brien destroys government's 'crisis of intelligence' over Brexit

James O'Brien destroys government's 'crisis of intelligence' over Brexit

LBC listeners blown away by James O'Brien's 'explosive' Beergate reaction

LBC listeners blown away by James O'Brien's explosive Beergate reaction

James O'Brien offers Boris Johnson superfans shoulder to cry on

James O'Brien offers Boris Johnson superfans a shoulder to cry on

James O'Brien's instant reaction to Boris Johnson's resignation speech

James O'Brien's instant reaction to Boris Johnson's resignation speech

'An inevitable and inglorious end': James O'Brien's unrelenting farewell to Boris Johnson

'An inevitable and inglorious end': James O'Brien's unrelenting farewell to Boris Johnson

James O'Brien savages those still backing Boris Johnson - 'Complicit in catastrophe!'

James O'Brien savages those still backing Boris Johnson - 'Complicit in catastrophe!'

Civil servant urges colleagues to quit over PM's 'lies' in 'most remarkable' call

Civil servant urges colleagues to quit over PM's 'lies' in 'most remarkable' call

James O'Brien: 'Toddler Boris Johnson won't set Covid rules, he'll appease childish mask-refusers'

James O'Brien: 'Toddler Boris won't set Covid rules, he'll appease childish mask-refusers'

James O'Brien: 'Starmer's Brexit plan can't include EU until Leave admits they're wrong'

James O'Brien: 'Starmer's Brexit plan can't include EU until Leave admits they're wrong'

James O'Brien blasts 'tub-thumping tabloid hooligans' over Extinction Rebellion hypocrisy

James O'Brien blasts 'tub-thumping tabloid hooligans' over XR protest hypocrisy

James O'Brien reacts as MP Chris Pincher's career hangs in balance amid groping allegations

James O'Brien reacts as MP's career hangs in balance amid groping claims

James O'Brien's animated reaction to outrage over Halifax pronoun badges

James O'Brien's animated reaction to outrage over Halifax pronoun badges

James O'Brien blown away as legal expert explains why Government can't dump Brexit deal

Why PM can't dump NI protocol: James O'Brien blown away by legal expert

James O'Brien shatters Rees-Mogg's Brexit-praise for dodging phone charger rules

James O'Brien blasts Rees-Mogg's Brexit-praise for dodging phone charger rules

James O'Brien schools Leave voter who asks him to stop mentioning Brexit

James O'Brien schools Leave voter who asks him to stop mentioning Brexit

James O'Brien takes on caller opposing trade unions

James O'Brien ties in knots caller who claims 'we don't need trade unions'