Nick Grimshaw bombarded by ‘homophobic death threats’ from 1D fans after Louis Tomlinson branded ‘annoying’ live on air

The long-time supporter of the band - and friend of Harry Styles - came under fire after his producer made a joke about the singer

Nick Grimshaw received death threats and homophobic abuse from angry One Direction fans after a member of his Radio One Breakfast Show team branded Louis Tomlinson ‘annoying’ live on air.

The original quip occurred during a segment on the programme called 'Showquizness', during which the DJ and his colleagues reeled off a list of people who they thought were more annoying than the singer Lorde.

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Top of Grimshaw’s list was Usher, Joey Essex and even a personal friend of his, Kelly Osbourne. But ranking high for producer Ian Chaloner was Louis Tomlinson.

Despite the fact Grimshaw himself hadn’t actually made the joke, the long-time One Direction supporter and best friend of Harry Styles quickly came under fire on Twitter.

 

In fact, the trolling from vitriolic Directioners got so bad, he was forced to post a plea for them to stop:

Of course, this isn’t the first time there has been friction between Grimshaw and Tomlinson. The 22-year-old singer was left red-faced after the presenter made a comment about him complaining about the paparazzi.

In response, Tomlinson decided to blast Grimshaw’s presenting skills, saying he was “not as good” as his predecessor Chris Moyles.

A fan then tweeted at Tomlinson, admitting she’d never been a fan of Grimshaw, to which Tomlinson’s girlfriend Eleanor Calder replied: “Me neither!”

The news comes just days after Chris Moyles apologised for his part in a £1million tax scheme that saw him pose as a second-hand car salesman to claim expenses.

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