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Radio DJ flips car to avoid hitting cat

Wednesday August 24th 2016

A BBC Radio 1 DJ has spoken of his embarrassment after his car flipped over when he swerved to avoid a ginger cat.

Nick Grimshaw, host of Radio 1's Breakfast Show, was driving at just 15mph when the accident happened, just minutes away from his London home.

Speaking on his morning show, the former X Factor judge says he crashed into another car while trying to avoid the animal.

He was on the way to a Frank Ocean listening party, according to the DJ.

He said: "I turned out of my house... my car flipped over and went over on its side. People were like 'you can't have been doing 15 miles per hour'... I was, that's how embarrassing this was."

He added: "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."

No one was hurt in the incident but Grimshaw says h e was worried about the cat, but has since found out the animal is fine.

He said: "I kept thinking have I avoided that cat and now flattened it? All I could think was 'is this cat as flat as a pancake under this car'? It was really giving me anxiety.

"The cat's fine. It sat there for the full two hours while I was out in the street."

He joked: "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."

Copyright Press Association 2016