X Factor's Nick Grimshaw on haters: 'I don't read about me'

Published Tuesday, Sep 29 2015, 19:20 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Nick Grimshaw has said although he keeps up-to-date with the news for work, he doesn't read anything about himself.

The BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show host was asked by The Mirror what he thought about criticisms of his new role as a judge on X Factor.

Nick Grimshaw attends the press launch of 'The X Factor' at the Picturehouse Central on August 26, 2015 in London, England.

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His answer? He ignores them.

"That's kind of the gig, you sign up for it and that sort of thing happens. I'm still having so much fun, it's a ball!" he said.

"I don't really pay attention to stuff really. I read the papers for my job but I don't read it about me. If it's good, you'll go insane and if it's bad, you'll go insane."

Nick replaced long-time judge Louis Walsh this year, and head judge Simon Cowell later joked of Nick's role on the panel: "He's like a really friendly dog, really friendly, he always wants to be stroked and be happy."

The radio host will mentor the boys on this year's show and is believed to be taking them to Oldham, Manchester for judges' houses as his role on Radio 1 means he's needed at the studio in London every morning, ruling out travel to somewhere abroad.

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