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Grimshaw: Why I hate dry January

Nick Grimshaw admitted he has been partying hard through the first two weeks of the year, while most people are depriving themselves of alcohol during dry January.

The Radio 1 DJ attended the Burberry menswear show in Hyde Park, as part of the London Collections: Men fashion week, wearing a long green coat and a bright checked scarf with jeans, and revealed he has been on the town almost every night.

Nick said: "I hate dry January. I've been partying! I don't really like dry January, I don't mind a dry February.

"But it annoys me when people don't drink in January. I feel like it's the most miserable time. So I want to see my friends after they've been away for Christmas, I always want to go out in January."

Also on the red carpet at the showcase for the prestigious British brand were US Vogue Editor-In-Chief Anna Wintour in a white fur coat, TV presenter Dermot O'Leary, actor George MacKay and model Jourdan Dunn in a Burberry trench made of orange suede. Tinie Tempah looked dapper in a blue velvet suit with bow tie and dark glasses, despite the gloomy winter weather, and model David Gandy wore a tweed three-piece suit.

Nick admitted he doesn't put much thought into what he wears, and revealed he thinks women have it harder when it comes to dressing for the red carpet.

The breakfast DJ said: "I plan it the night before, because I wake up at ten past five, so there's not a lot of time for error in the morning, it's like a well oiled machine. So I plan it the night before, but it doesn't take me a lot of time at all.

"I think it's really easy to dress well if you're a man, it's quite an easy thing to do. I don't really like men being fashionable, I think they should just sort of look classic and then bend it a little bit for seasons.

"Where as, I think there's more pressure on women. I think women get it a bit harder with 'She wore that dress once four years ago, lazy cow!' So I think women do get it harder than men."

Hold Back The River singer James Bay - who performed at the Burberry show last year - was also in attendance.

James revealed of singing on the catwalk: " It was a pretty bizarre experience. It was a lot of fun, and it was kind of daunting, because it was the thing that I'm used to, which is the stage and the lights and that big kind of atmosphere, but it wasn't really about me at all, I was just a part of the puzzle.

"But that was cool, that was what was nice about it, I could just sit back and be a part of the show, not be the main thing, so I enjoyed it. It was cool, it was a different experience."

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