Nick Grimshaw is a television and radio presenter from England. He is popular because of having hosted a variety of shows on BBC Radio 1. Besides, he is also popular because of his Channel 4 roles in T4 and The Album Chart Show. Do you want to know Nick Grimshaw’s net worth? Let’s find out about it here.
Nick Grimshaw’s Net Worth
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Nick Grimshaw has an estimated net worth of $2 million or around £1.5 million. He has collected his net worth from working as an English television and radio presenter. According to The Sun website, his salary from BBC is between £300,000 and £399,000.
According to Express website, there was a confirmation from BBC that Nick was the highest paid Radio 1 DJ.
Nick Grimshaw’s Early Life
Nick Grimshaw’s full name is Nicholas Peter Andrew Grimshaw. He is also known as Grimmy. He was born on August 14th, 1984 in Oldham, Greater Manchester, England. He attended University of Liverpool where it was between 2002 and 2005. There, he took Communication and Media Studies. However, he failed his final year and he graduated with a DipHE rather than a bachelor’s degree.
When he became the student of the University of Liverpool, he was also a member of the University’s student radio station namely ICON Radio which now is Liverpool Guild Student Media.
Nick Grimshaw’s Radio Career
In September 2007, Nick joined BBC Radio 1. There, he presented the BBC’s youth strand Switch with DJ Annie Mac. He became the host of the show for 9 months solo while Mac became the host in the weekend lunchtime slot.
He became the host of Radio 1’s Weekend Breakfast Show from October 2008 to May 2009. Then, he continued to present the 10 pm – midnight slot on BBC Radio 1 on 1 June 2009 which followed the departure of Colin Murray.
On July 11th, 2012, there was an announcement that Nick Grimshaw would replace Chris Moyles as host of The Radio 1 Breakfast Show. On September 2012, the last live show was broadcast even though the last show broadcast under the show’s name was a pre-recorded episode entitled The 1000 Albums Show. On September 2012 was his first programme.
On October 24th, 2013, there was a report that Breakfast Show where he became the host had one million fewer listeners than Moyles’. At the time, Nick’s show was close to the record low of 5.5 million listeners which was set by Saya Cox in 2003, to the end of her three-year tenure hosting the show. In February 2014, the Breakfast Show recorded an enhancement of more than 700,000 listeners and it set the average number of listeners per week to 6.3 million.
In March 2014, he could complete a bicycle ride for twelve hours for Sport Relief and it raised more than £115,000. In the same year, he also participated in the Clash of the Titans event.
In July 2017, there was a confirmation from BBC that Nick Grimshaw’s salary was in the £350,000 to £399,999 bracket. On May 31st, 2018, there was an announcement that he would leave the breakfast show and effectively swapping show with Greg James. It means that Nick Grimshaw took over the drive time slot at 4 to 7 pm.
On June 30th, 2021, Nick Grimshaw made an announcement that he would leave Radio 1 after he aired for 14 years and his last show would be on August 12 2021.
Nick Grimshaw’s Television Career
He began his tv career on UK entertainment channel E4 where he became a host in daily shows. In September 2007, he crossed over to Channel 4 where he became the host of the daily breakfast show Freshly Squeezed with Alexa Chung and more recently Jameela Jamil which aired at 7 am on weekdays. They continued to became the host of various award shows for tv and coverage from music events and festivals for Channel 4. Nick Grimshaw and Annie Mac cooperated to host music show entitled Sound for BBC Two. With Kimberley Walsh of Girls Aloud on BBC One, he became the presenter of BBC Switch Awards show.
In Summer 2011, he became the host of a live 6-part series for Channel 4 on Saturdays. The title was New Look Style the Nation. In this show, fashion designers competed for a job at New Look.
In 2012, he became the co host of the iTunes Festival with Annie Mac throughout September for Channel 4. On April 30th, 2013, he started to became the host of BBC Three panel show entitled Sweat the Small Stuff.
Then, on August 2nd, 2013, he became the host of one off panel show on Channel 4 named That Music Show. In late 2013, he appeared in a lot of soap operas. He got cameo roles in Coronation Street, EastEnders, Emmerdale, Home and Away and Hollyoaks. In 2013, Hotel of Mum and Dad was narrated by him for BBC Three.
In 2014, he became the host of The Brits Are Comming. The show revealed some of the nominees at the 2014 Brit Awards. Since 2014, he became a guest co-host on The One Snow regularly.
On June 16th, 2015, there was an announcement that Nick Grimshaw would join the twelfth series of The X Factor as a judge where he replaced Louis Walsh. He was chosen to mentor the ‘Boys’ category. On February 19th, 2016, he announced that he would not come back to the show for its thirteenth series.
Nick Grimshaw has appeared on Celebrity Gogglebox alongside his niece Liv and also the Stand Up to Cancer specials since June 2019. In spring 2021, he appeared as a contestant on The Great British Bake Off For Stand Up To Cancer.
Art and Other Work
He is interested in contemporary art and set design. In 2016, one of his paintings was sold as part of a secret charity auction during Frieze Art Fair. He becomes an ambassador for the Royal Academy of Arts.
He launched and judged Column Idol 2014. It is an annual competition which is set up by charity Media Trust with The Sun newspaper to find new writing talent.
He appears as a cameo as his own self in Absolutely Fabulous: The Movies in 2016.