It’s Grimmy up North for Ra­dio 1 DJS

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NEW Ra­dio 1 Break­fast Show host Nick Grimshaw has just over 1,000 days left in the job – be­cause he’s a north­erner, re­search has found.

As a son of Old­ham, Lan­cashire, Nick, 28 – who took over from Chris Moyles last week – will only last around three years on the flag­ship pro­gram.

Boffins ex­am­ined the his­tory of the show and cal­cu­lated the av­er­age time be­fore a DJ quits or is fired.

They say the av­er­age time a host from the north of Eng­land such as Sara Cox and Moyles lasts is 1,091 days.

But DJs from the south lasted longer – an av­er­age of 1,704 days, mean­ing Nick ( above) could be gone by 2015.

The pre­dic­tion was made by re­searchers at Friends Re­united.

Spokesman Matt Bushby said: “We wish Nick the best of luck in his new job.

‘’We hope he proves us wrong.’’

Since it started in 1967 with Tony Black­burn, there have been 16 dif­fer­ent pre­sen­ters of the show.

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