Nick Grimshaw ‘in search of boyfriend’ after final Radio 1 Breakfast Present

On Thursday, Nick Grimshaw offered the Radio 1 Breakfast Present for the ultimate time.

The DJ, who turns 34 subsequent week, has fronted the morning slot since 2012, when he took over the function from longstanding fan favorite Chris Moyles.

In the course of the broadcast, Grimshaw declared he was ‘able to discover a boyfriend’, having labored anti-social hours for six years.

Bowing out: On Thursday, Nick Grimshaw presented the Radio 1 Breakfast Show for the final time

Bowing out: On Thursday, Nick Grimshaw presented the Radio 1 Breakfast Show for the final time

Bowing out: On Thursday, Nick Grimshaw offered the Radio 1 Breakfast Present for the ultimate time

Chatting to newsreader Tina Daheley and former producer Fiona Hanlon, he stated: ‘I’ve had six years of celibacy, dwelling like a saint. I can now take off my monk’s robe and step right into a homosexual nightclub for the primary time.’

In the course of the present, the previous T4 presenter marked the occassion by taking part in again varied clips from previous interviews and favorite moments – a number of of which featured celeb pal Harry Types.

Taking a stroll down reminiscence lane, he recalled the time he ‘arrange’ Harry with singer Ke$ha dwell on air and the second Harry joined him the morning after the BRITS 2013, when the offered the present ‘nonetheless drunk’.

Different moments included the time Adele admitted she ‘now retailers in Waitrose’ and burst into tears when Grimshaw performed her single Hiya for the primary time.

Looking for love: Chatting to newsreader Tina Daheley and former producer Fiona Hanlon, he said - 'I have had six years of celibacy, living like a saint. I can now take off my monk's gown and step into a gay nightclub for the first time'

Looking for love: Chatting to newsreader Tina Daheley and former producer Fiona Hanlon, he said - 'I have had six years of celibacy, living like a saint. I can now take off my monk's gown and step into a gay nightclub for the first time'

Searching for love: Chatting to newsreader Tina Daheley and former producer Fiona Hanlon, he stated – ‘I’ve had six years of celibacy, dwelling like a saint. I can now take off my monk’s robe and step right into a homosexual nightclub for the primary time’

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Getting his life back: During the broadcast, Grimshaw declared he was 'ready to find a boyfriend', having worked anti-social hours for six years

Getting his life back: During the broadcast, Grimshaw declared he was 'ready to find a boyfriend', having worked anti-social hours for six years

Getting his life again: In the course of the broadcast, Grimshaw declared he was ‘able to discover a boyfriend’, having labored anti-social hours for six years

Switching over: He continues his role at Radio 1, taking over the drivetime slot from 4PM-7PM from Greg James, in a straight swap, from September 3 

Switching over: He continues his role at Radio 1, taking over the drivetime slot from 4PM-7PM from Greg James, in a straight swap, from September 3 

Switching over: He continues his function at Radio 1, taking on the drivetime slot from 4PM-7PM from Greg James, in a straight swap, from September 3 

He additionally performed clips with Danny Dyer, Craig David, Justin Bieber, Rita Ora, Amanda Holden, Simon Cowell, Margot Robbie and Alan Carr.

In the course of the present, tributes got here in from the likes of fellow Radio 1 DJs Scott Mills and Adele Roberts and a montage was performed in tribute in the course of the closing minutes.

The DJ rounded off with some closing phrases: ‘Thanks to everybody who has labored on the present. It has been even higher than I assumed it might be.

‘Thanks to everybody who has contributed and texted in and informed us your mad tales. I’ve had the time of my life and thanks for listening.

Delete: On the eve of his final show, Grimshaw posted a screenshot to Instagram of his phone alarm, set for 4:50AM, 5:00AM and 5:10AM, asking 'can you delete the alarm app?' in a nod to the fact that he won't be getting up so early any more

Delete: On the eve of his final show, Grimshaw posted a screenshot to Instagram of his phone alarm, set for 4:50AM, 5:00AM and 5:10AM, asking 'can you delete the alarm app?' in a nod to the fact that he won't be getting up so early any more

Delete: On the eve of his closing present, Grimshaw posted a screenshot to Instagram of his cellphone alarm, set for 4:50AM, 5:00AM and 5:10AM, asking ‘are you able to delete the alarm app?’ in a nod to the truth that he will not be getting up so early any extra

During the show: Tributes came in from the likes of fellow Radio 1 DJs Scott Mills and Adele Roberts and a montage was played in tribute during the final minutes

During the show: Tributes came in from the likes of fellow Radio 1 DJs Scott Mills and Adele Roberts and a montage was played in tribute during the final minutes

In the course of the present: Tributes got here in from the likes of fellow Radio 1 DJs Scott Mills and Adele Roberts and a montage was performed in tribute in the course of the closing minutes

Emotional: Newsreader Tina Daheley marked the occasion on Twitter 

Emotional: Newsreader Tina Daheley marked the occasion on Twitter 

Emotional: Newsreader Tina Daheley marked the event on Twitter 

And again: Tina also gave a nod to her pal on Instagram

And again: Tina also gave a nod to her pal on Instagram

And once more: Tina additionally gave a nod to her pal on Instagram

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'Nation's sweetheart': Adele Roberts posted a lengthy message in honour of Grimshaw

'Nation's sweetheart': Adele Roberts posted a lengthy message in honour of Grimshaw

‘Nation’s sweetheart’: Adele Roberts posted a prolonged message in honour of Grimshaw

‘I’m going to lie down for 3 weeks and I will see you very very quickly from 4PM.’ 

On the eve of his closing present, Grimshaw posted a screenshot to Instagram of his cellphone alarm, set for 4:50AM, 5:00AM and 5:10AM, asking ‘are you able to delete the alarm app?’ in a nod to the truth that he will not be getting up so early any extra.

He continues his function at Radio 1, taking on the drivetime slot from 4PM-7PM from Greg James, in a straight swap, from September 3.  

Grimshaw stated of his departure: ‘I’ve had the time of my life doing the Radio 1 Breakfast Present and I’m proud to have been a part of such an iconic present.

Learning: Reflecting on his six years on the Breakfast Show, Grimshaw played back clips of him with the likes of Danny Dyer, Adele and Harry Styles

Learning: Reflecting on his six years on the Breakfast Show, Grimshaw played back clips of him with the likes of Danny Dyer, Adele and Harry Styles

Studying: Reflecting on his six years on the Breakfast Present, Grimshaw performed again clips of him with the likes of Danny Dyer, Adele and Harry Types

‘Due to everybody that has listened and I can’t wait to set my alarm slightly later!’

Ben Cooper, Controller of Radio 1 stated forward of the ultimate broadcast: ‘I’d prefer to thank Grimmy for doing what I requested him to do which was take us from a conventional radio station to a multimedia youth model, now with 10 million weekly listeners, 16 million weekly YouTube views and 10 million social followers.

‘I’d additionally prefer to thank him for getting up early for the nation, get pleasure from your lie in.’

In an interview with the Daily Mirror launched forward of his final broadcast, Grimshaw defined how he hopes the brand new chapter of his profession will ‘massively de-age’ him, elaborating on how the change will hopefully assist him discover Mr Proper.

He stated: ‘I believe I’ll have extra time to place my life first. I’ve dedicated to this present, particularly the final yr, and I’ve put my head down. However now I can go for dates with folks and the brand new present will assist. I have been attempting so far folks, however you don’t need to “day date”.’

Getting candid: Grimshaw has mentioned how being on the helm of the BBC’s morning radio present has impacted his probabilities of discovering love

Reflecting: The broadcaster previously joined the X Factor judging panel in 2015 for one series and was faced with a barrage of criticism

Reflecting: The broadcaster previously joined the X Factor judging panel in 2015 for one series and was faced with a barrage of criticism

Reflecting: The broadcaster beforehand joined the X Issue judging panel in 2015 for one collection and was confronted with a barrage of criticism

Though the radio host is trying ahead to kick beginning his love life as soon as once more, he admitted you will not discover him on any courting apps as a result of they make him really feel ‘weirdly superficial’. 

Now that he would not must have dinner a ‘nana o’clock’, Grimshaw additionally has extra time on his palms to give attention to new initiatives and ventures –  hoping to do extra TV.

The broadcaster beforehand joined the X Issue judging panel in 2015 for one collection and was confronted with a barrage of criticism. 

But, the expertise hasn’t fazed him and infact praised this yr’s line-up; Louis Tomlinson, Simon Cowell, Robbie Williams and Ayda Area.

Reflecting on his personal time on the present, Grimshaw admitted he wasn’t ‘postpone’ the expertise and in reality learnt lots from it.

Shifting on: The 33-year-old, who’s stepping down from the flagship morning radio slot after six years, admitted that he is trying ahead to specializing in his private life

All change: Grimshaw has praised the latest X Factor panel of Louis Tomlinson (L), Simon Cowell, Robbie Williams and Ayda Field (R)

All change: Grimshaw has praised the latest X Factor panel of Louis Tomlinson (L), Simon Cowell, Robbie Williams and Ayda Field (R)

All change: Grimshaw has praised the latest X Factor panel of Louis Tomlinson (L), Simon Cowell, Robbie Williams and Ayda Field (R)

All change: Grimshaw has praised the latest X Factor panel of Louis Tomlinson (L), Simon Cowell, Robbie Williams and Ayda Field (R)

All change: Grimshaw has praised the most recent X Issue panel of Louis Tomlinson (L), Simon Cowell, Robbie Williams and Ayda Area (R)

‘It is advisable discover one thing on TV that you’re comfy in, so it could possibly be working with a buddy on a topic you like,’ he shared. ‘X Issue didn’t put me off, nevertheless it taught me classes.’

The DJ’s resolution to go away the morning slot on Radio 1 comes after the programme misplaced 600,00Zero listeners within the first quarter of 2018. 

He stated, when it was introduced in Could that he was stepping down: ‘It was all the time my dream to do the breakfast present and I am very grateful that I obtained to dwell my dream every single day for what shall be practically six years. However six years is a very long time and this is not a ceaselessly job. I had the time of my life.’

BBC Radio 1’s Twitter account wrote: ‘Don’t fret although guys, Grimmy could also be stepping down from the Breakfast Present however he is staying with the station and our buddy and yours, Mr @gregjames shall be waking you up each morning. 

Choices: The DJ’s resolution to go away comes after the programme misplaced 600,00Zero listeners within the first quarter of 2018

Pay cut: Grimshaw, paid between £400,000-£409,999, has seen his weekly listener total fall from 5.7million in the last quarter of 2017 to 5.1million in the first three months of this year. The departure from the Breakfast slot will see him take a pay cut

Pay cut: Grimshaw, paid between £400,000-£409,999, has seen his weekly listener total fall from 5.7million in the last quarter of 2017 to 5.1million in the first three months of this year. The departure from the Breakfast slot will see him take a pay cut

Pay lower: Grimshaw, paid between £400,000-£409,999, has seen his weekly listener whole fall from 5.7million within the final quarter of 2017 to five.1million within the first three months of this yr. The departure from the Breakfast slot will see him take a pay lower

‘Congratulations to each of you, we love you each!’ 

Pay lower: Grimshaw, paid between £400,000-£409,999, has seen his weekly listener whole fall from 5.7million within the final quarter of 2017 to five.1million within the first three months of this yr. The departure from the Breakfast slot will see him take a pay lower. 

The drop of 11 per cent is the second largest dip since he took over the breakfast present.

The largest fall was between October and December 2012 and January and March 2013, when the viewers fell by 14 per cent. 

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