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Nick Grimshaw looks loved-up with boyfriend Meschach Henry as they attend Annie Mac’s book launch 

Nick Grimshaw looks loved-up with boyfriend Meschach Henry as they attend Annie Mac’s book launch 

They have been an item for three years.

And Nick Grimshaw look loved-up as he attended Annie Mac’s book launch  of her novel Mother Mother with his boyfriend Meshach Henry at The Standard in London on Tuesday.

The radio presenter, 36, sported an orange printed button-up shirt with a white vest and a pair of navy jeans.

Couple: Nick Grimshaw look loved-up as he attended Annie Mac’s Mother Mother book launch with his boyfriend Meshach Henry at The Standard in London on Tuesday

Nick completed his look with a silver necklace and appeared in good spirits as he posed alongside his close pal Annie.

Meshach donned a brown shirt which he paired with a black leather jacket and matching trousers.

The couple were first reported to be dating in 2018 with Nick inviting Meshach to move into his North London home after less than a year together. 

Annie Mac looked radiant in an all-green pant suit for the launch of her debut novel Mother Mother just hours after she appeared on the One Show discussing her reasons for saying goodbye to her popular Radio 1 show.  

Looking good: The radio presenter, 36, sported an orange printed button-up shirt with a white vest and a pair of navy jeans

Looking good: The radio presenter, 36, sported an orange printed button-up shirt with a white vest and a pair of navy jeans

The DJ, 42, was glowing at the event, accessorising her suit with a pair of white trainers and a yellow and green clutch bag. 

Other well known names who attended were Radio 2 presenters Sara Cox, 46, who wore a pair of blue jeans and a black blazer for the outing and Jeremy Vine, 56, who also wore a jacket and blue trousers. 

Earlier this week The Times reported Annie, and her husband Toddla T, had both made the decision to take a step back from radio to spend more time with their two sons, aged four and seven.  

Dazzling: Annie was glowing as she attended the launch of her new book

Dazzling: Annie was glowing as she attended the launch of her new book

Famous faces: Nick completed his look with a silver necklace and appeared in good spirits as he posed alongside his close pal Annie

Famous faces: Nick completed his look with a silver necklace and appeared in good spirits as he posed alongside his close pal Annie

In an interview, the mother-of-two, whose youngest child is starting school in September, explained the lockdown had given them new insight and they decided they wanted a change from the ‘chaos’ of their busy schedules. 

‘I’d been thinking for a long time about being able to be there and have dinner with them and put them to bed, about doing a different radio show or a different thing,’ she said. 

Speaking about the effect the pandemic had on her outlook, she added: ‘I was more aware of the kids than I’ve ever been. Normally I’m away DJing at weekends. Now I was zooming in on them. I could watch them grow every day, like the tulips outside.

Proud parents: Earlier this week it was reported Annie and her husband Toddla T, decided to take a step back from radio to spend more time with their two sons, aged four and seven

Proud parents: Earlier this week it was reported Annie and her husband Toddla T, decided to take a step back from radio to spend more time with their two sons, aged four and seven

Moving on: The mother-of-two, whose youngest child is starting school in September, explained the lockdown had given them new insigh

Moving on: The mother-of-two, whose youngest child is starting school in September, explained the lockdown had given them new insigh

‘This sounds mad, but for the first part of my kids’ lives, up to this year, I had childcare because we both worked full-time and we were really just blagging it as parents. But for the first time this year I’ve properly started to ‘keep house’.’

She also opened up about her awareness that people were waiting in the wings eager to take over her show and started to become insecure that she was not able to do listeners and artists ‘justice’ due to her hectic schedule. 

Annie then elaborated on her decision to leave Radio 1 as she appeared on Tuesday’s episode of  The One Show.

Annie said: ‘The thinking was, I’ve just had the best time and I really wanted to leave Radio 1 feeling like everything was brilliant about my time there and I wanted them to feel that too. 

‘It’s the idea of leaving a party when you’re having the best time. I’m conscious of Radio 1 being a place that is, I don’t feel like you have to grow out of or too old of music, its ageless, I just feel like I’m ready for a change.’

Chic: Annie (pictured with Sara Cox) rocked an all-green pant suit at her book launch, accessorising the look with a pair of white trainers and a yellow and green clutch bag

Chic: Annie (pictured with Sara Cox) rocked an all-green pant suit at her book launch, accessorising the look with a pair of white trainers and a yellow and green clutch bag

Star-studded: Other well known names who attended the event, which took place after Annie appeared on The One Show, were Radio 2 presenters Sara Cox and Jeremy Vine (pictured)

Star-studded: Other well known names who attended the event, which took place after Annie appeared on The One Show, were Radio 2 presenters Sara Cox and Jeremy Vine (pictured)

But Annie was quick to reassure viewers that she plans to return to radio at some point after taking a break and figuring out what her next show might look like.  

In April Annie announced she planned to leave BBC Radio 1 after 17 years, amid several line-up changes at the station.  

Confirming her departure, the DJ told listeners her job at the broadcaster has been like a ‘second home’, as Clara Amfo has been revealed as her replacement on BBC Radio 1’s flagship music show, Radio 1’s Future Sounds. 

Statement: Annie took to Twitter and wrote a statement about her decision to leave Radio 1 in April saying she wants to spend more time with her two children

 Statement: Annie took to Twitter and wrote a statement about her decision to leave Radio 1 in April saying she wants to spend more time with her two children

Message: The Irish DJ, whose full name is Annie MacManus, added that she likes the idea of leaving her gig while she is 'still having the most fun I can have'

Message: The Irish DJ, whose full name is Annie MacManus, added that she likes the idea of leaving her gig while she is ‘still having the most fun I can have’ 

She said: ‘After 17 wonderful years I have decided it’s time to leave Radio 1. This second home has been the thread that has run through nearly my whole adult life; I have grown up, fallen in and out of love, moved homes, climbed up the career ladder, got married and become a mother twice over. 

‘I have done this alongside you, my listeners, who have done your own versions of the same. I will be forever grateful to you all for welcoming me into your days. 

‘I have never not walked out of the studio feeling lighter and happier than when I walked in, and that is all down to you. 

‘Working at Radio 1 has been like being at the best party ever and it is a wonderful feeling to be leaving with a huge smile on my face. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!’ 

Annie later took to Twitter and wrote a statement about her decision to leave, saying she wants to spend more time with her two children who she shares with her husband and fellow BBC Radio 1 DJ Toddla T. 

New gig: Clara Amfo has been confirmed as the host of BBC Radio 1's flagship new music show, Radio 1's Future Sounds

New gig: Clara Amfo has been confirmed as the host of BBC Radio 1’s flagship new music show, Radio 1’s Future Sounds

She wrote: ‘It’s hard to articulate what this job has meant to me. It started with Annie Mac’s Mashup on Thursday evenings. Then it was the big move to Fridays. 

‘Sunday nights was Switch with Grimmy and then The Musical Hot Water Bottle. Since March 2015 it has been every weeknight with the flagship new music show. 

‘I’m still in awe of the magic of music radio. Of the responsibility of handling these songs that are so powerful they can stop you in your tracks and make your emotions soar. 

‘I have never not walked out the studio feeling lighter and happier than when I walked in. So why leave? It’s all about time really. 

‘I need more time to see my kids in the evenings now they are both in school. I would like more time to write fiction and to create podcasts.’

BBC Radio 1’s line-up changes  

Annie Mac leaves the station after 17 years and is replaced on Future Sounds by Clara Amfo.

Clara is set to present Future Sounds from Monday to Thursday 6pm to 8pm starting in September.

Rickie Haywood-Williams, Melvin Odoom and Charlie Hedges will take on Live Lounge from Monday to Thursday from 10:30am to 1pm.

Rickie Haywood-Williams, Melvin Odoom and Charlie Hedges

Rickie Haywood-Williams, Melvin Odoom and Charlie Hedges

Radio 1’s Future Artists with Jack Saunders is moving to an earlier slot of 8am-10am Monday to Wednesday.

Danny Howard, who joined Radio 1 after winning the station’s Superstar DJ talent competition back in 2011, will take over as host of Radio 1’s Dance Party on Fridays at 6pm. 

Radio 1's Future Artists with Jack Saunders is moving to an earlier slot of 8am-10am Monday to Wednesday.

Danny Howard, who joined Radio 1 after winning the station's Superstar DJ talent competition back in 2011, will take over as host of Radio 1's Dance Party on Fridays at 6pm.

Newbies: Jack Saunders and Danny Howard are in the shake-up

Jaguar has landed her own show on the station, hosting Radio 1 Dance from 10 to 11pm on Thursdays .

Sarah Story will front the Friday night 8 to 10pm slot to present Radio 1 Future Dance. 

Jaguar has landed her own show on the station, hosting Radio 1 Dance from 10 to 11pm on Thursdays .

Sarah Story will front the Friday night 8 to 10pm slot to present Radio 1 Future Dance.

Signing: Jaguar and Sarah Story have signed up 

The station will also be bidding farewell to Diplo, who currently occupies 11pm – 1am on Saturday nights with Diplo and Friends.

Radio 1’s Soundsystem will move to occupy the slot on Saturday evenings, 11pm – 1am, while Radio 1’s Residency will move to Thursdays 11 – 1pm. 

The station will also be bidding farewell to Diplo, who currently occupies 11pm – 1am on Saturday nights with Diplo and Friends

The station will also be bidding farewell to Diplo, who currently occupies 11pm – 1am on Saturday nights with Diplo and Friends

The Irish DJ, whose full name is Annie MacManus, added that she likes the idea of leaving her gig while she is ‘still having the most fun I can have’.

She wrote: ‘I also love the idea of leaving the party (and make no mistake, working at Radio 1 does feel like a party) with a huge smile on my ace, when I’m still having the most fun I can have.’ 

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‘In my time on Radio 1, I have fallen in and out of love, moved homes, climbed up the career ladder, got married and become a mother twice over, alongside you doing your versions of the same. 

‘Thank you for allowing me into your lives. Thank you for brightening my days. Thank you thank you thank you for listening.’ 

Annie was earning an annual salary of between £170,000-174,999 from 2019 to 2020 while Clara was said to have made between £155,000-£159,999 in the same year. 

Clara is set to present Future Sounds from Monday to Thursday 6pm to 8pm starting in September. 

The former Strictly star previously presented The Official Chart and Live Lounge on the station and said she is ‘beyond honoured’ to start her new gig. 

Taking to Instagram, she shared a snap of herself and Annie in the Radio 1 studio as she thanked the producers she has worked with on Live Lounge.  

New role: Clara previously presented The Official Chart and Live Lounge on the station and said she is 'beyond honoured' to start her new gig

New role: Clara previously presented The Official Chart and Live Lounge on the station and said she is ‘beyond honoured’ to start her new gig

She said in a statement: ‘How we all look @anniemacmanus TBH Presenting mid mornings and The Live Lounge on @bbcradio1 has been one of the most edifying and special times of my career and personal life.⁣⁣

‘As a nation of music lovers, the experience of it live is nothing short of magical and to have had the honour of welcoming some of the world’s most beloved and emerging artists in to The Live Lounge has created unifying moments that I and the listeners will never forget!⁣!

‘I am beyond honoured and ready to start this exciting new chapter on Radio 1. I’m such a fan of this show, the artists that is has championed and to be receiving the baton from Annie who I love and respect makes it extra special for me. 

‘Massive congrats to@rickiehw @melvinodoom @charliehedgesdj I love you 3 deep and you are gonna have THE most fun in the daytime!⁣

‘Massive big up to every single one of my daytime producers and The Live Lounge/smug life listener crew, I have loved hearing your stories and enjoying keeping you company with tunes in daytime and look forward to continuing that in September, so see you a few hours later!’

Exciting: Clara is set to present Future Sounds from Monday to Thursday 6pm to 8pm starting in September

Exciting: Clara is set to present Future Sounds from Monday to Thursday 6pm to 8pm starting in September

Other changes at the station include Rickie Haywood-Williams, Melvin Odoom and Charlie Hedges taking on Live Lounge while Radio 1’s Future Artists with Jack Saunders is moving to an earlier slot of 8am-10am, Monday to Wednesday. 

On hosting Live Lounge, Rickie, Melvin and Charlie said: ‘To be given the opportunity to present the Live Lounge is just an absolute dream, a show we all adore and have so much love, passion and respect for. 

‘Celebrating great artists playing their new and live music on Radio 1 is a huge honour and we can’t wait to put our RMC twist on it! Much love to Clara who has done an amazing job over the years and thank you for passing the baton – we promise not to break it!’ 

Meanwhile, Sian Eleri is set to host a brand new show called Radio 1’s Powerdown Playlist from Monday to Wednesday between 10 and 11pm. 

Annie said: 'In my time on Radio 1, I have fallen in and out of love, moved homes, climbed up the career ladder, got married and become a mother twice over, alongside you doing your versions of the same'

Annie said: ‘In my time on Radio 1, I have fallen in and out of love, moved homes, climbed up the career ladder, got married and become a mother twice over, alongside you doing your versions of the same’

Danny Howard, who joined Radio 1 after winning the station’s Superstar DJ talent competition back in 2011, will take over Annie’s other hosting slot on Radio 1’s Dance Party on Fridays at 6pm. 

Jaguar has landed her own show on the station, hosting Radio 1 Dance from 10 to 11pm on Thursdays. 

Sarah Story will front the Friday night 8 to 10pm slot to present Radio 1 Future Dance. 

The station will also be bidding farewell to Diplo, who currently occupies 11pm – 1am on Saturday nights with Diplo and Friends.

Radio 1’s Soundsystem will move to occupy the slot on Saturday evenings, 11pm – 1am, while Radio 1’s Residency will move to Thursdays 11 – 1pm. 

Line-up: Other changes at the station include (L-R) Rickie Haywood-Williams, Charlie Hedges and Melvin Odoom taking on Live Lounge

Line-up: Other changes at the station include (L-R) Rickie Haywood-Williams, Charlie Hedges and Melvin Odoom taking on Live Lounge


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