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Nick Grimshaw And Cheryl Fernandez-Versini Pictured Together In Embarrassing Photo, Taken Over 10 Years Before Working On 'The X Factor'

10/07/2015 16:29 BST | Updated 10/07/2015 16:59 BST

Nick Grimshaw and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini may have just become colleagues on ‘The X Factor’, but it seems the pair have a ‘Whole Lotta History’ together, as this unearthed picture proves.

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It turns out Grimmy and Chezza actually go back over 10 years, as Girls Aloud were once guests on his student radio show when he was just 18.

The vintage snap of the ‘X Factor’ judges has circulated online, and we have a feeling that Grimmy will not be best pleased to see it again.

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Nick Grimshaw and Cheryl back in the day

It shows the Radio 1 DJ looking far from the skinny-jeaned hipster we know and love today, with his rosy cheeks, dodgy specs and camouflage jacket.

The Girls stopped by Grimmy’s uni in Liverpool shortly after they won ‘Popstars: The Rivals’ in December 2002 for a chat.

Since then, Cheryl has appeared on his Radio 1 Breakfast Show numerous times, before it was announced he would be sitting alongside her on the new series of ‘The X Factor’ last month.

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The 2015 'X Factor' panel

They joined Rita Ora and Simon Cowell at the first day of auditions in Manchester earlier this week, and it seems Grimmy has taken to his new role like a duck to water.

He tweeted: “We saw some amazing talent in Manchester tonight. Can't wait for you to see it on telly.”

‘The X Factor’ returns to ITV in the autumn.

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