Fashion designer Henry Holland, fellow Mancunian and model Agyness Deyn and socialite Pixie Geldof swiftly became his contemporaries, and all of them would socialise at the Hawley Arms – the preferred drinking hole of Amy Winehouse.
The BBC spotted him when he was DJing at the ill-fated pub, which suffered in the Camden fire of 2008 and marked the moving East of a scene in the process, and Grimshaw was offered the Switch gig.
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"That's why she was happy for him to meet her family – she would only ever introduce someone she was serious about to them.
Alex seemed to get on well with Alexa's dad Philip."The pair also spent quality time in Miami during the New Year, along with friends including Rita Ora and British radio presenter Nick Grimshaw.
The source said: "Alex and Alexa looked really happy handing out on the beach – her friends kept commenting on how great they looked as a couple and how totally into each other they were.
Alexa Chung, Pixie Geldof and Radio One presenter Nick Grimshaw left the Radio One studios to have breakfast at Villandry restaurant.
According to Grazia magazine, the two recently shortlisted a luxurious stately home in England as their wedding destination.
A source said, as quoted by the Belfast Telegraph: "Alexa has told friends that this would be her dream wedding location – and now they are saying that they wouldn't be surprised if an engagement was on the way.""Alexa's relationship with Alex is going great," the insider added.
Grimshaw has been on the airwaves for the BBC since 2007, but even regular listeners will admit he's had a steep career trajectory.
An outsider to take over from Breakfast Show behemoth Chris Moyles, Grimshaw went live on Radio 1 primetime in 2012.