You only need to glance at Nick Grimshaw’s instagram feed to easily conclude that, yes, he is perhaps the most well connected man in England. There are the obligatory pics with X-Factor bezzies Cheryl and Rita, but then you’ll also spot an alumina of A-listers including (deep breath) Taylor Swift, Cara Delevingne, Florence Welsh, Anna Dello Russo, Annie Mac, Fran Cutler, Douglas Booth, Tinie Tempah, Noel Gallagher, Jake Gyllenhaal and Henry Holland. And that's just from the past few weeks. You can only imagine what the content of his phone book reads like.
But what is it about this Manchester lad that makes everyone want to claim him as their new best mate? When InStyle caught up with the 30-year-old a couple of years back, his super easy manner, sharp-wit and irreverent tone make him excellent fun to be around. What’s more, despite being a personal showbiz pal of Kate Moss, Lily Allen, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus and Harry Styles, he gives you the impression that he’s kind of nonchalantly non-plussed by their celebrity status. They’re famous, sure, but more than that they’re his friends.
Imagine being part of his set? You’d be hanging in Primrose Hill - where Grimmy lives – and whilst the Primrose Hill Set of the Nineties kept their goings-on behind the tightly closed doors of private members clubs and their own country houses, Grimmy’s glitterati are happy for the whole world to see what they get up to when they're together (thank you, social media.)
If you’re part of his crew, you might be holidaying with Alexa Chung, Daisy Lowe and Pixie Geldof, dining with Harry Styles or hanging out with Cheryl and Rita backstage at The-X Factor. Meanwhile, weekends would be spent chilling with his super cute Staffordshire Bull Terrier, sweetly namesPig. All in all, it’s a somewhat enviable, rather glamorous lifestyle, non? Which brings us onto our next question: where do we sign up?