He's one of the most treasured actors to come out of the nineties, with a string of iconic films under his belt and a few party bangers too - but he's not managed to win radio DJ Nick Grimshaw over as Will Smith has come under fire for being a bad radio guest. Grimmy, as he's affectionately known, was interviewed himself and asked about his favourite and least favourite guests, and he was quick to dish on who made him feel uncomfortable pretty much straight away. Apparently, and somewhat unsurprisingly, Angelina Jolie was very cold and detached but 'Big Willie' rubbed Grimshaw up the wrong way in a different way entirely - by being too nice.
Grimshaw says Smith came into the Radio 1 office like he ran the place, and acted as though the staff should be excited to see him on what was probably just another day at work for them. Nick, 33, told the Sunday Times: “He was high-fiving the receptionist and saying, ‘You’re the best receptionist ever.’ “High-fiving the phone person and saying, ‘You’d better answer those phones!’ which I thought was a tad patronising. Coming into an office and saying, ‘Wow, you answer phones!’ It seemed a bit self-aware, like, ‘I’m really famous and you’re really excited that I’ve acknowledged you." It appears the 'nice guy act' came across as exactly that to the radio vet, who didn't buy the fake enthusiasm for one second.
Here I am on my first day 🤓 It was always my dream to do the Breakfast Show and I’m very grateful that I got to live my dream everyday for what will be 6 years. But 6 years is a long time and this isn’t a forever job. I had the time of my life. I’ve decided it’s time for a change and a new show. I love Radio 1 and can’t wait to get on with the new time slot and the removal of all alarms from my house. I’m so happy to be swapping shows with my friend and yours @gregjames17 and can’t wait to wake up to him each morning. Not literally. Just on the radio. Unless he’s up for it. 👀🤷🏻♂️
Will shouldn't feel too bad though, because he was far from the only guest to fail to charm the Breakfast Show team. Nick added: “Everyone who comes in to see me is nice because they’re on air, and I think , ‘Oh, they’re lovely.’ Then my producers will meet the real them, before they’re on air, before they’re lying to the nation, and tell me about their demands.” It's not always the people you who you think will be the most high maintenance who cause issues, too, as mogul and purported diva Kim Kardashian was apparently "naturally sweet" despite being "“a bit air-heady and taking pictures of herself” during Nick’s interview. Lets hope more juicy gossip leaks out from Grimshaw now he's giving up the coveted breakfast slot to move to drive time in September, to free up more time for his set design course at Central Saint Martins college in London.