BBC Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw has reported receiving homophobic death threats after he was alleged to have insulted a member of One Direction.

He made a list of celebrities he deems ‘more annoying than Lorde’, mentioning Usher, Kelly Osbourne and Joey Essex; his producer Ian Chaloner then added One Direction band member Louis Tomlinson’s name.

But this was enough to draw the wrath of millions of fiercely protective fans, who bombarded him with abusive messages.




Grimshaw came out as gay in August 2012 and is known for his friendship with One Direction member Harry Styles, who often appears on the breakfast show with him.