Nick Grimshaw- Biography, Age, Height, Net Worth, Girlfriend, Ethnicity

Nick Grimshaw, also known as Nick Grimshaw or simply Grimmy, is an English television and radio broadcaster. Grimshaw is best known as the former host of a number of BBC Radio 1 programs. He declared his intention to depart BBC Radio 1 in 2021 after 14 years of service. He is also well-known for his roles on Channel 4 in T4 and The Album Chart Show. Grimshaw served as a judge on The X Factor’s twelfth season.

Quick Facts

Celebrated Name Nick Grimshaw
Age 38 Years
Nick Name Nick Grimshaw
Birth Name Nicholas Peter Andrew Grimshaw
Birth Date 1984-08-14
Gender Male
Profession Radio Presenter
Place Of Birth Oldham, Greater Manchester
Birth Nation England
Nationality English
Famous For The former host of variety of shows on BBC Radio 1
Father Peter Grimshaw
Mother Eileen Grimshaw
Siblings 2
Brothers Andy
Sisters Jane
Ethnicity European-White
Religion Christianity
Horoscope Leo
University University of Liverpool
Education Communcation and Media Studies
Educational Qualification DipHE graduate
Career Start Joined BBC Radio 1 in September 2007
Debut Television Show/Series Started his teleivision career on UK entertainment channel E4
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 70 kg
Body Type Slim and Athletic
Eye Color Hazel
Hair Color Black
Sexual Orientation Gay
Marital Status Not Married
Boyfriend Meshach ‘Mesh’ Henry
Source of Wealth Salary and contract as a Radio Presenter and Television Presenter
Net Worth $2 million

Nick Grimshaw Biography

Nick Grimshaw was born on August 14, 1984, Nick Grimshaw was born. Nicholas Peter Andrew Grimshaw is his given name. His birthplace is in the English county of Greater Manchester, in the town of Oldham. He was born in England and is of English nationality. Oldham, Lancashire, is his hometown. He was born to Peter Grimshaw, his father, and Eileen Grimshaw, his mother. He has two siblings: Jane, his sister, and Andy, his brother. He is of European-white heritage and practices Christianity. His astrological sign is Leo.

In terms of schooling, he attended the University of Liverpool from 2002 to 2005. He majored in Communication and Media Studies but received a DipHE rather than a bachelor’s degree.

Nick Grimshaw Height And Weight

Nick Grimshaw stands at a height of 1.81 m i.e. 5 feet and 11 inches tall. He has a bodyweight of 70 kg. He has a slim body build. His eye color is hazel and his hair color is black. His sexual orientation is gay.


Nick Grimshaw began working for BBC Radio 1 in September 2007. He began by co-hosting the BBC’s youth show Switch with a personal friend and fellow DJ, Annie Mac. He then hosted Radio 1’s Weekend Breakfast Show from 2008 to 2009. He then presented the 10 pm-midnight slots on BBC Radio 1 in June 2009.

He replaced Chris Moyles to become the anchor of The Radio 1 Breakfast Show in 2012. He hosted the Breakfast Show till he announced to depart the show in May 2018. He announced to depart Radio 1 in June 2021 after working there for 14 years.

Nick Grimshaw started his television career on UK entertainment channel E4. He hosted various shows there. He switched over to Channel 4, where he hosted the weekday breakfast show, Freshly Squeezed with Alexas Chung.

The couple went on to host other shows for the network. He also hosted various music events and festivals on Channel 4. He collaborated with Annie Mac to anchor BBC Two music show, Sound. He presented the first-ever BBC Switch Awards presentation with Kimberly Walsh of Girls Aloud on BBC One. He hosted New Loos Style the Nation, a live 6-part series for Channel 4 in 2011. He co-presented the iTunes Festival with Annie Mac throughout September for Channel 4 in 2012. He started presenting the BBC Three panel show, Sweat the Small Stuff in April 2013.

He performed in cameo parts in soap operas EastEnders, Coronation Street, Emmerdale, Hollyoaks, and Home and Away. He narrated BBC Three Hotel of Mum and Dad in 2013. He presented The Brits Are Coming in 2014.

He is the frequent guest co-presenter of The One Show in 2014. He was the judge on the 12th series of The X Factor in 2015. He has starred on Celebrity Gogglebox since 2019. He was a contestant on The Great British Bake Off For Stand Up To Cancer in 2021. He starred as Dr. Brad Scott in the 2012 animated comedy picture, Wreck-It Ralph. He made a cameo appearance in the 2016 movie, Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie.

Nick Grimshaw Girlfriend, Dating

Nick Grimshaw is not married. However, he is not single. He is currently in a relationship with dancer and model, Meshach ‘Mesh’ Henry. The couple started dating in 2018. Grimshaw came out as gay in 2012. More details about his personal life will be updated here. He does not have any kids yet.

Nick Grimshaw Net Worth

Nick Grimshaw is one of the renowned radio and television presenters. Grimshaw presented a variety of shows on BBC Radio 1. He also hosted several shows on BBC Two. Besides presenting or hosting several radio and television shows, he has appeared in guest or cameo roles in several movies and television shows. His net worth is estimated at around $2 million as of July 2023.


  • Grimshaw completed a twelve-hour bicycle ride for Sport Relief event in 2014 that raise over £115,000.
  • He took part in the Clash of the Titans event as part of John Bishop’s team Team Bishop.
  • Grimshaw made headlines in November 2012 when the papers in question claimed he refused to promote Rihanna’s latest album because she canceled an interview with him – a claim which Grimshaw denied, noting that his snub was intended to be “tongue in cheek”.