How old is Nick Grimshaw, who is his boyfriend Meshach Henry and why did he quit his BBC Radio 1 Breakfast show?

NICK Grimshaw is a TV personality, radio host and friend to many A-listers.

Here's the lowdown on the former X Factor judge…

Who is Nick Grimshaw and why is he famous?

Oldham-born broadcasting star Nick Grimshaw has been working for BBC Radio 1 for a decade.

He studied Communication and Media Studies at the University of Liverpool, where he also worked on the uni's LSRadio.

After presenting Switch with DJ Annie Mac, he then became the host of Radio 1's Weekend Breakfast Show.

Grimmy's career completely took off in 2012, when it was announced that he would be replacing long-standing The Radio 1 Breakfast Show presenter Chris Moyles.

In February 2018 the ratings for his Breakfast Show surged to its best ratings in two years.

In December 2017 Grimmy plummeted to the smallest audience since the breakfast show began in 1967, with a weekly listenership of under 5 million.

Nick earns between £350,000 and £399,999 a year.

He's now on the Radio 1 drivetime show.

Who is his boyfriend and how long have they been dating?

In 2018, after years of struggling to settle down, Nick Grimshaw fell for dancer Meshach Henry – and he happens to be 12 years younger than him.

But despite the age difference, the two are absolutely head over heels in love with one another.

In fact, one of the reasons why their relationship has worked out so well is because Nick is no longer tied to his breakfast morning show.

A source had told The Sun in October, 2018: “Nick has found dating quite tough in recent years because of his job.

"But he met Meshach — who’s called Mesh by his pals — a few months ago and although it’s still early days they are really enjoying their time together. They are taking things easy and not putting any pressure on anything.

"Nick really likes him, and his friends are thrilled he has found someone who makes him happy".

Why did Nick quit his Radio 1 Breakfast show and when did he begin on Drivetime?

On May 31, 2018 Nick announced live on his Radio 1 Breakfast show that he would be stepping down in the summer.

Nick also revealed that Greg James would be taking over his slot.

He's now happily doing the afternoon Drivetime show instead.

He hosted his last Breakfast show on August 9, 2018, and said he’s going to "lie down for three weeks" – before starting his Drivetime slot.

As he left his breakfast slot he said thank you to staff and fans: "Thanks to everyone who has listened and contributed bits of their lives, they’ve made these six years as much as we have.

"Thank you everyone who texted in with stories about what they’ve done to their exes or left for your nan in the toilet, and all that nonsense.

"It’s been the best, I’ve had the time of my life, and thanks for listening. Have an amazing summer. I’m going to lie down for three weeks."

On September 3, 2018, he began his drivetime slot – in a swap with Greg James.

What TV shows has Nick Grimshaw been on?

As well as enjoying a successful radio career, Grimshaw can regularly be spotted on British telly screens.

After taking on a hosting role on E4, he soon crossed over to Channel 4 to present Freshly Squeezed alongside Alexa Chung and Jameela Jamil.

The popular TV personality has also worked on The One Show, Sweat the Small Stuff and Hotel of Mum and Dad.

One of Grimmy's most noteworthy appearances was on The X Factor, where he featured on the judging panel for one series.

Simon Cowell allegedly axed the radio host and Caroline Flack in a bid to save his popular talent show.

Music mogul Louis Walsh also slammed Grimmy, complaining that he was too "lightweight" for the role.

What celebrities is Nick Grimshaw friends with?

It's common knowledge that Grimmy is a close pal of Harry Styles.

His fellow radio host Matt Richardson recently shocked fans by admitting that gay erotic fiction is STILL circulating about the 1D star and Nick Grimshaw

He has shared snaps on Instagram with Katy Perry, Rita Ora and Liam Payne.

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