Radio 1 DJ is best pals with One Direction heartthrob

Nick Grimshaw has admitted he’s shocked that people find his friendship with Harry Styles strange.

The Radio 1 DJ is frequently seen hanging out with One Direction’s Harry, 19, and even brought his pal along for his show the morning after the Brit Awards in February.

And Nick’s surprised that many people, including comedian Russell Howard, don’t understand the bromance.

It’s not that weird, is it?’ says Nick, 28.

It seems totally normal to me: a DJ being mates with a pop star. It’s not like he’s some weirdo who can’t talk. He’s really funny.

When anyone meets him, it’s like, “Oh yeah, he’s really nice and interesting.” And they immediately understand.’

Nick admits he wanted Harry on his breakfast show post-Brits so that he didn’t feel so bad about presenting it with a hangover.

Once it got to 4am, I knew there was no point in going to bed,’ the DJ reveals.

So we decided to go back to mine, and I made the deal that if we stayed up, then I’d get Harry to do the show with me.

I thought it would be bad if it was just me on my own as the only hungover person.

Afterwards I said to Harry, “Was that funny? Or were we just really hungover and thought we were being hilarious?” But I think people enjoyed it.’

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Anna Francis