Nick Grimshaw explains how he flipped his car over while trying not to hit a ‘large ginger cat’

Incident took place in London on Monday

Nick Grimshaw was involved in a road accident last night, flipping his car over while trying to avoid hitting a cat.

The Radio 1 DJ was travelling from his home in Hackney, London to the BBC Radio 1 studios on Monday evening (August 22) to take part in a Frank Ocean listening party on Annie Mac’s show.

“The car went upside down. I’m absolutely fine,” he explained on his breakfast show this morning (August 23).


“I turned out of my house, my car flipped over and went over on its side,” he explained. “People were like, ‘You can’t have been doing 15 miles per hour.’ I was, that’s how embarrassing this was.”

“I came out of my street, turned right, saw quite a large ginger cat. I was like, ‘Oh no, a cat.’ Rather than killing the cat, I drove into a car. The car that I hit made my car tip over. The woman’s car is absolutely fine… She needs a new wheel arch, which I guess I’m paying for.”

Police and fire trucks visited the scene of the incident. See photos uploaded by a police officer below.


“The cat’s fine. It sat there for the full two hours while I was out in the street,” Grimshaw added. “The car went upside down. I’m absolutely fine… The cat met the police, the cat met the fire brigade, the cat watched me make a call to insurance to organise someone to pick the car up.”

Following the incident, Grimshaw tweeted: “Had an accident in the car but all ok – shout out to all my lovely neighbours for helping out… See [you] in the morning… I’ll get a cab”.


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