Nick Grimshaw

Television Personality
United Kingdom

Nick Grimshaw Bio

Who is Nick Grimshaw

Radio and TV presenter who became known for his broadcasting work on BBC Radio 1 as host of The Radio 1 Breakfast Show. He began hosting the 10 p.m. to midnight shift on BBC Radio 1, where he was noted for his nightly feature 1000 Albums Everyone Says You Should Listen To But We Only Have Time To Play One Track So Here It Is.

Early Life (Childhood)

He was raised in Oldham, England. He attended the University of Liverpool between 2003 and 2006, studying Communication and Media Studies, but failed his final year, graduating with a DipHE rather than a bachelor's degree.

Interesting Facts

He was moved to the breakfast show after reaching number 369 on his list of 1000 albums. He is also known for his Channel 4 roles in T4 and The Album Chart Show. In 2015, he was a judge on the twelfth series of The X Factor.

Personal Life

He publicly revealed himself to be gay on August 17, 2012. He appeared at number 8 on The Independent's list of the 101 most influential LGBT people in Britain 2012.


He attracted some controversy when rumors started swirling that he refused to promote a Rihanna album since she cancelled her interview with him, rumors that he later debunked.