Nick Grimshaw, the new host of Radio 1’s flagship breakfast show, has spoken about his sexuality for the first time in an in-depth interview to the Guardian newspaper.
The 28-year-old presenter was happy to confirm that he is indeed gay and also admitted that he would “really like” to go out with US R&B singer Frank Ocean.
Grimshaw (or ‘Grimmy’ to his fans) made the remarks after the Guardian’s Alexis Petridis told him about a fan-made website that pondered the DJ’s sexuality.
Grimshaw responded by saying: “I’ve just not met anyone that I thought ‘oh, I really like you that much’. I work so much, when I do go out, I’d rather go out with my friends.
“I rather do that than, like, go out on the prowl. I literally can’t think of anything worse.
‘I’d really like to go out with Frank Ocean…I think he might be whiny, though. Like, why have you not called me?
“He might be a bit wet. I think I’m just forcing that Frank thing…as soon as I decide, I talk myself out of it!.”
Grimshaw is now Radio 1’s most high-profile openly gay broadcaster – eclipsing the station’s veteran afternoon presenter Scott Mills.
Earlier this summer, it was announced Grimshaw would be taking over from Radio 1’s long-serving and infamous breakfast host Chris Moyles – who on occasion, during his eight years of waking up Britain has angered gay rights campaigners for some of his allegedly anti-gay jokes and questionable antics.
Nick Grimshaw’s Radio 1 breakfast show starts on 24 September 2012.