Nick Grimshaw Reveals His Hopes For ‘X Factor' Judges Houses

Looks Like Grimmy Has Already Picked His Judges Houses Helper

Nick Grimshaw hasn’t even begun filming auditions for ‘The X Factor’ yet, but he’s already got someone in mind to help him at Judges Houses.


The Radio 1 DJ, who replaced Louis Walsh on the ITV talent show last month, has revealed Jessie Ware is hoping to be his guest mentor.

Jessie Ware and Nick Grimshaw

“So I met her and she said, 'Oh my god I've got to be on the Judges' Houses - where are we going!?' Like she wants the job already and I think she's super-talented, she's really funny, it's just whether or not she can fit it in.”

Jessie Ware

“It's gorgeous. That's where I was born and bred so I was thinking maybe I'd go back there, that or maybe go there or Barbados, they are the two options I'm thinking,” he said.

Meanwhile, Nick has also admitted that his parents may not even bother to watch him on ‘The X Factor’.

Nick Grimshaw

“It sounds a horrible thing to say but they are not that bothered. They are not neglectful, they are just not bothered.

“My mum will probably watch ‘X Factor’, but my dad will only if it doesn’t clash with ‘Match of the Day’. He starts panicking what time that is on at, at about three o’clock in the afternoon. I’m like 'you’ve got seven hours, relax!'"

“They are happy but they are not starry or massively into it.”

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