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Nick Grimshaw

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Nick Grimshaw is a London based Northern radio and TV presenter.

Born in Oldham, Nick took his first steps into broadcasting on student radio while studying Communications & Business Studies at the University of Liverpool. During holidays he interned at a music PR agency, and on graduation threw himself into the music industry as a radio plugger and DJ promoter.

In 2006 Nick was spotted by Channel 4 and began his on-screen presenting career for E4 Music and Freshly Squeezed. Soon after he was signed up by BBC2 where he co-hosted three series of the youth music show Sound, alongside Radio 1’s Annie Mac. The pair’s chemistry proved a winner and Nick soon joined Annie on Radio 1 hosting the Sunday evening Switch youth strand, which became a huge hit with listeners.

Nick’s first solo BBC Radio 1 show was in 2008 as host of the Weekend Breakfast Show, before moving on to present the prestigious weekday 10pm to midnight New Music slot the following year. In 2012 Nick took over the reins of BBC Radio 1’s flagship Breakfast Show, which he presented for six years. In summer 2018, Nick moved to the more sociable broadcast hours of Radio 1’s Drive Time show which he presented 4-7pm Mon- Thurs until leaving the station in August 2021.

Alongside radio, Nick has presented numerous TV shows, live events and award ceremonies including The Mercury Music Prize for BBC2 and T4The Album Chart Show and NME Awards coverage for Channel 4. He has also co-hosted Children in Need and The One Show for BBC1 and was the presenter of the Radio 1 Teen Awards for nine years. Nick fronted his own comedy panel show, Sweat the Small Stuff, which ran for four series on BBC Three. He was a judge on the 2015 series of ITV’s The X Factor alongside Simon Cowell, Cheryl Cole and Rita Ora. He is also a regular contributor to Channel 4’s award winning series Celebrity Gogglebox in which he appears alongside his niece Liv.

Passionate about contemporary art and design, he interned for an international music set designer and completed a course at Central St Martins all whilst hosting the Radio 1 Breakfast Show. He supports the Royal Academy of Arts (even designing a Christmas Tree for them in 2017) and is also on the committee for their annual Summer Exhibition. His love for design and all things interiors can be seen on his Instagram @thirtysixandahalf, recently partnering with The Sanderson Design Group for some of his home renovations.

In 2020, Nick completed a gruelling 100-mile trek across the Namibian desert for BBC Sport Relief to raise awareness and funds for mental health charities.