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Grimshaw leaves show on air after swallowing glass

BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show host Nick Grimshaw had to leave this morning's show while still on air after accidentally swallowing a piece of glass that was in a mug he was drinking from.

Fearne Cotton was forced to fill in for the final 45 minutes of the show as Grimshaw was rushed to hospital.

The 29-year-old DJ later tweeted that he coughed the piece of glass up after an X-ray and was "all fine now".

Grimshaw's Radio 1 Breakfast Show audience grows

Nick Grimshaw has increased his Radio 1 Breakfast Show audience, but is still almost four million listeners behind his Radio 2 rival Chris Evans.

Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw hosts the breakfast show. Credit: Ian West/PA Wire

Grimshaw, who replaced Chris Moyles last year, saw his average audience reach 5.88 million according to industry body Rajar.

But is still less than Radio 4's Today Programme, which had an average audience in the second quarter of this year of 6.97 million, and way behind Evans whose average audience was 9.75 million.


Grimshaw set to inherit under 7 million listeners from Moyles

Nick Grimshaw is set to inherit an audience of under seven million when he takes over the Radio 1 breakfast show in September.

Nick Grimshaw will become Radio 1's breakfast show host in September. Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

The Chris Moyles show pulled in 6.9 million listeners in the second quarter of this year - down from 7.1 million in the first three months of 2012, according to figures released by audience measurement body Rajar.

Radio 2's Chris Evans easily beat Moyles in the popularity stakes with his breakfast show reaching an audience of 8.9 million, down from 9.2 million in the first three months.

Moyles 'walks out' on new breakfast host Grimshaw

Chris Moyles played a "cruel" prank on new breakfast host Nick Grimshaw today after he abandoned him in the studio live on air.

A prank was played on new breakfast show host Nick Grimshaw today. Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Grimshaw had been a guest on the flagship show and was talking about his appointment but Moyles and his team walked out, leaving the new host by himself.

The T4 presenter said: "Everyone's gone - this is not a hilarious on-air radio gag". He said Moyles had taken him for a drink last night and invited him on telling him they would have a "really nice morning together".

Grimshaw then told listeners: "I've only been up for 20 minutes. This is cruel, really cruel."

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