Norwich’s music fans get an insight into a day in the life of Nick Grimshaw

Local students getting involved at the Radio 1 Academy in open, Norwich. Photo : Steve Adams

Local students getting involved at the Radio 1 Academy in open, Norwich. Photo : Steve Adams - Credit: Steve Adams

Dozens of young fans gathered in Norwich yesterday for a Q&A with breakfast show host Nick Grimshaw as part of BBC Radio 1's Academy.

Local students getting involved at the Radio 1 Academy in open, Norwich. Photo : Steve Adams

Local students getting involved at the Radio 1 Academy in open, Norwich. Photo : Steve Adams - Credit: Steve Adams

Dozens of young fans gathered in Norwich yesterday for a Q&A with breakfast show host Nick Grimshaw as part of BBC Radio 1's Academy.

Joined by Radio 1 and 1Xtra controller Ben Cooper, producer Victoria Easton and assistant Liam Conroy, the DJ and his team were interviewed by fellow Radio 1 presenter Scott Mills.

Giving the audience a unique insight into a day in the life of Nick, the panel discussed the best and worst aspects of waking up the nation.

'I like that in radio you just get in there and can interact with the audience. It's real and that's why I love it,' the DJ told the crowd.

Nick Grimshaw with fans

Nick Grimshaw with fans - Credit: Archant


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'Even if you feel tired, you can't show that because it's your job and it's an amazing job.'

The group also offered some key advice to anyone wishing to start a career in radio.

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Mr Cooper said: 'You are probably already experts in brand management and marketing – you are one of the smartest generations in terms of being savvy online.

'In terms of long-term commitment though, don't go up to a stranger and ask for a job. Ask for a cup of tea instead. People are happy to give advice.

'Do as much work experience as possible,' said Grimshaw. 'Remember why you want the job and just ask loads of questions.'

In the crowd was 19-year-old UEA student Thomas Little, who had signed up to a series of workshop this week.

He said: 'I found the talk really useful. I want to do exactly what the panel are doing in their career.'

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