Nick Grimshaw Reveals His Reasons For Quitting The X Factor After One Season 5 years ago

Nick Grimshaw Reveals His Reasons For Quitting The X Factor After One Season

News that Nick Grimshaw had quit the X Factor after just one season came as quite a surprise to viewers.

Although the DJ received criticism for a lack of musical knowledge at the start of the season, by the end viewers had generally warmed to him and he seemed to have found his feet alongside Rita Ora, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Simon Cowell.

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Now, he has revealed the reason he decided to quit the ITV programme, citing his busy schedule for the bold move.

Speaking to the Daily Star, the Radio 1 DJ revealed that he called it a day because, "doing X Factor and the radio was work all the time".

He continued: "‘I was doing the show in the morning and then working on X Factor from midday to midnight. It was every day. I will miss X Factor but I don’t regret my decision to go.

"There hadn’t been any discussions when I made my decision.

"So I thought before there were months of speculation over who was going to be back, I’d say I didn’t want to and get it out of the way."

No word yet as to who will replace Grimmy, amid rumours that the show could be replaced altogether.

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Nick added:

“I don’t know if you want to mess around with it. I love that it divides opinion. It would be a shame to rest the show.”