When Nick Grimshaw was offered the job of hosting Radio 1’s Breakfast Show in the summer of 2012 he was so thrilled he didn’t even bother to ask about his holiday entitlements.
Six years later, it was an altogether wearier presenter who, in the shadow of plummeting ratings, signed off from his final morning fronting the most prestigious slot in British radio.
Announcing his imminent exit in May he had stated that, after more 6.30am starts than most people will have to endure in a lifetime, he felt as if he’d lived with never-ending jet-lag and was “tired – really tired”. In his farewell broadcast on Thursday Grimshaw added that he was now going to “lie down for three weeks”, and then departed...
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