Nick Grimshaw does it again: Breakfast show host disses Take That over Glastonbury rumours

Grimmy says that he doesn't want to see Howard Donald or Take That on the Pyramid Stage

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Posted 30th May 2013 in News, Take That | By Clickmusic News Desk
Nick Grimshaw does it again: Breakfast show host disses Take That over Glastonbury rumours

Whether you like or dislike Nick Grimshaw, the man has an undeniable skill for putting his foot in his mouth. And after his latest comments, he's going to be getting a lot of flack. Grimmy says that only "incredible" pop acts should play Glastonbury, which discounts Take That in his mind.

BBC will cover Glastonbury in new ways this year as they broadcast over 120 live performances and six live streams. Nick Grimshaw, who recently lost almost one million listeners from the Breakfast Show audience, is expected to be one of the main hosts.

Nick's comments came in the Independent when he was asked about the rumoured future headline slot for Take That, saying that only "incredible" acts should do it like Rita Ora. (His words, not ours.)

"I don't think Take That should do it," he told the paper.

"I think Gary Barlow is really great at writing songs. I think he's good, I don't think I really want to see Howard Donald on the Pyramid Stage."

He has drawn heavy criticism for sniping at a band with a long, successful and often critically acclaimed pop career.

He said that Rita Ora was an example of the 'right' kind of Glastonbury act: "I guess Rita's music sort of takes loads of stuff from music like dub and reggae and house music that would played at Glastonbury.

Grimmy then turned his focus to One Direction, where he was slightly less damning for fear of upsetting Harry: "I don't think One Direction's music sounds like the stuff that is historically supported by Glastonbury."

The Rolling Stones, Mumford & Sons and Arctic Monkeys will headline Glastonbury 2013 over the weekend of June 28-30.

What do you think of Grimmy's comments? Are you incensed or indifferent?