Nick Grimshaw announces engagement to boyfriend Meshach Henry

Katy Perry and Olly Alexander are among the stars who've congratulated the couple.


Words: Will Stroude; Image: Instagram, Nick Grimshaw

Nick Grimshaw has announced his engagement to boyfriend Meshach Henry.

The presenter and former BBC Radio 1 DJ, 37, took to Instagram on Thursday (31 March) to reveal that Henry had popped the question after almost four years of dating.

"And in gay news this evening….got proposed to, said yes obvs," wrote Grimshaw, as he shared a collection of photobooth snaps of himself and Henry showing off his new engagement ring.

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A second image taken on a beach featured a close-up of a hand and eye-catching gold ring.

Pop stars Katy Perry and Olly Alexander were among those to congratulate the couple in the comments, writing "congrats babes" and "yessssss" respectively.

BBC Radio 1 DJ Clara Amfo also commented: "Bring on the wedding of the century!!!!!!!"

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Grimshaw first began dating dancer and model Henry, 25, in 2018, and the pair moved in together in North London less than a year later.

Henry made the final of the BBC Young Dancer competition in 2015 and is now a member of leading independent dance company Rambert and signed to Wilhelmina Models.

Grimshaw departed BBC Radio 1 in August 2021 after 14 years with the station. The former Attitude cover star and Attitude Award winner first spoke publicly about his sexuality in 2012, the year he replaced Chris Moyles as host of BBC Radio 1's presitigious weekday breakfast show slot.