Last month, the 36-year-old DJ – affectionately known as ‘Grimmy’ – announced he is departing his Drivetime Show to seek new challenges and top of his list is doing many more television shows.
Former ‘X Factor’ judge Nick – who appears on Channel 4’s ‘Celebrity Gogglebox’ with his niece Liv – is quoted by The Sun newspaper’s TV Biz column as saying: “It’s a big decision but the right one – I feel excited. I want to do some telly stuff and have a think about what else.
“I’ve been doing a daily show for 12 years so I just need space to think about what I wanna do.
“You just spend every day going, what are we going to do on the radio, what are we doing tomorrow? It’s nice to have a little gap where we’re not thinking about that.”
Grimshaw joined BBC Radio 1 in 2007 and was handed the prestigious Breakfast Show slot in 2012 taking over from the hugely popular Chris Moyles.
He stayed on air in the AM until 2018 when he swapped shows with Greg James.
He will be replaced on the Drivetime Show by ‘I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!’ runner-up Jordan North and Vick Hope starting from Monday 6 September, 2021.
Announcing his exit from the station, Grimmy said: “My childhood dream was to work on Radio 1 and I have been lucky enough to make that dream come true. It has been everything I’d imagined and even more.
I grew up wanting to connect with people and to feel accepted and the Radio 1 listeners gave me that and let me be part of their daily life, for which I will be eternally grateful. But over the last few months I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about my future and after 14 years, I’ve made the decision that it’s time for me to move on – I’d like to thank the listeners as without them none of this could have been possible and the Radio 1 family, who have been such a huge part of my life. Thank you thank you thank you.”