34 Facts About Nick Grimshaw


Nicholas Peter Andrew Nick Grimshaw was born on 14 August 1984, and known as Grimmy, is an English television and former radio presenter and author.

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Nick Grimshaw became known for having hosted a variety of shows on BBC Radio 1.

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Nick Grimshaw is known as a television presenter for his Channel 4 roles in T4 and The Album Chart Show.

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Nick Grimshaw joined BBC Radio 1 in September 2007, presenting the BBC's youth strand Switch with close friend and fellow DJ Annie Mac.

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Nick Grimshaw hosted the show for 9 months solo while Mac hosted a weekend lunchtime slot.

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Nick Grimshaw managed to reach number 369, before he left for the breakfast show.

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On 11 July 2012 it was announced that Nick Grimshaw would replace the long-standing Chris Moyles as host of Radio 1 Breakfast.

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In November 2012, Nick Grimshaw attracted criticism from Magic Radio breakfast presenter Neil Fox for comments he made about Radio 1's decision to omit Robbie Williams's "Candy" from its A-List playlist – reportedly due to being "too old" for the station's target demographic.

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Some days later, Nick Grimshaw was in tabloid headlines when the papers in question claimed he refused to promote Rihanna's latest album because she cancelled an interview with him – a claim which Nick Grimshaw denied, noting that his snub was intended to be "tongue in cheek".

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On 24 October 2013, it was reported that Nick Grimshaw's Breakfast Show had one million fewer listeners than Moyles' and that its audience figures were the worst for the station in over a decade, with BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 3 and BBC Radio 4 all beating it in the ratings.

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On 31 May 2018, it was announced that Nick Grimshaw would be leaving the breakfast show and effectively swapping show with Greg James.

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On 30 June 2021, Nick Grimshaw announced he would be leaving Radio 1 after 14 years on air.

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Nick Grimshaw's career started on UK entertainment channel E4, hosting daily shows.

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Nick Grimshaw presented the first ever BBC Switch Awards show with Kimberley Walsh of Girls Aloud on BBC One.

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In Summer 2011, Nick Grimshaw hosted a live 6-part series for Channel 4 on Saturdays entitled New Look Style the Nation, in which hopeful fashion designers competed for a job at New Look.

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In 2012, Nick Grimshaw co-presented the iTunes Festival with Annie Mac throughout September for Channel 4.

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On 2 August 2013, Nick Grimshaw hosted a one-off panel show on Channel 4 called That Music Show.

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In late 2013, Nick Grimshaw appeared in as many soap operas he could, filming cameo roles in EastEnders, Coronation Street, Emmerdale, Hollyoaks and Home and Away.

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In 2014, Nick Grimshaw presented The Brits Are Coming, the show that revealed some of the nominees at the 2014 Brit Awards.

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Since 2014, Nick Grimshaw is a regular guest co–presenter on The One Show.

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On 16 June 2015, it was revealed that Nick Grimshaw would join the twelfth series of The X Factor as a judge to replace Louis Walsh.

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Nick Grimshaw was selected to mentor the "Boys" category and chose Mason Noise, Che Chesterman and Seann Miley Moore for the live shows.

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On 19 February 2016, Nick Grimshaw announced he would not be returning to the show for its thirteenth series and was replaced by Walsh.

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Since June 2019, Nick Grimshaw has appeared on Celebrity Gogglebox alongside his niece Liv, as well as the Stand Up to Cancer specials.

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In spring 2021, Nick Grimshaw appeared as a contestant on The Great British Bake Off For Stand Up To Cancer.

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Nick Grimshaw has expressed his interest for contemporary art and set design.

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Nick Grimshaw is an ambassador for the Royal Academy of Arts.

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Interested in live music production, Nick Grimshaw interned with the stage designer Es Devlin in 2017.

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Nick Grimshaw launched and judged Column Idol 2014, an annual competition set up by charity Media Trust with The Sun newspaper to find new writing talent.

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Nick Grimshaw makes a cameo appearance as himself in Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie .

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In 2022, Nick Grimshaw announced that he wrote a debut autobiography titled Soft Lad.

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Nick Grimshaw attended the University of Liverpool between 2002 and 2005, studying Communication and Media Studies, but failed his final year, graduating with a DipHE rather than a bachelor's degree.

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Nick Grimshaw appeared at number 8 on The Independent on Sundays list of the 101 most influential LGBT people in Britain 2012.

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Nick Grimshaw was awarded the title of GQ's Best-Dressed Man of the Year in 2014 by the British edition of GQ Magazine.

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