Birth name Nicholas Peter Grimshaw

Birthday 14 August 1984

Star sign Leo

Birthplace Oldham, Greater Manchester

Nick Grimshaw was born in Oldham to mum Eileen and dad Peter in 1984. He has an older brother, Andy, and a sister called Jane.

The young Grimmy enjoyed showing off and was prone to being cheeky at school. He went on to study at the University Of Liverpool, where he had a show on student radio.

When he interviewed indie DJ duo Queens Of Noize, Nick was persuaded to move to London after university and he helped to run their club nights.

He interned at MTV and did DJ gigs before getting his break on both TV and radio in 2007.

Nick Grimshaw was signed up as a presenter on e4 and on Channel 4 music show Freshly Squeezed. He also started hosting youth show Sound on BBC Two with Annie Mac.

The duo reunited for BBC Radio 1 show Switch and soon Nick was given solo roles on the station, with slots on the Weekend Breakfast Show and then a late night weekday programme.

His TV career continued to go well and he became a regular face on T4 from 2010.

Nick Grimshaw achieved his childhood dream in July 2012 when it was announced that he would be taking over from Chris Moyles on the Radio 1’s Breakfast Show.

He came out as gay in August 2012 and started presenting the show a month later.

The show has attracted younger listeners and welcomes lots of celeb guests, including many of Nick’s famous pals.

He’s known for his friendships with several stars, including Kate Moss and Harry Styles.

Nick continued to do television work too. In 2013 he started hosting BBC Three panel show Sweat The Small Stuff and also presented on Children In Need.

With a great sense of style, Nick has often been seen at fashion events and has been compere at the ELLE Style Awards.

September 2014 saw the release of Nick’s first compilation album, The Nixtape.

June 2015 was a successful month for Nick – he unveiled his debut clothing collection for Topman and was announced as a new judge on The X Factor just a couple of weeks later.

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