Nick Grimshaw is said to be signing up to take over our beloved Irishman, Louis Walsh’s, X Factor seat; after the show’s boss Simon Cowell reportedly met with the Radio 1 DJ on Sunday to talk over his new contract.
Nick seems to be a prominent face in our popular culture right now, after TGI Friday’s host Chris Evans playfully suggested that Grimshaw should take over as host of the nineties nostalgia hit, if ever it were to permanently return.
Since 2012, Nick’s profile has only been on the high rise when he took over from Chris Moyles as the voice of the BBC’s Radio 1 Breakfast Show. You name a celebrity and he’s most probably friends with them!
When asked why Nick would be a valuable asset to the X Factor judging panel, Simon is quoted as saying, ‘Nick loves artists and music, that’s what I love about him. I like the fact that he’s from the North so he represents them.’
We’ll just have to wait until next series to see if we can spot his skyscraper quiff from afar!