Cosmo caught up with T4 On The Beach’s presenters Jameela Jamil and Nick Grimshaw so they could fill us in on this year’s seaside spectacular…
Silly question but, are you excited?
Nick: Yeah, I’m ready for it.
Jameela: Of course! It’s such a great day out. A perfect day really. I mean, they have a celebrity disco!
What goes on there?
We’ve got bands DJ-ing, a catwalk…It’s going to be really exciting. And we’ve got a sessions stage for the slightly smaller and acoustic bands, then the main stage. It’s a stellar round up – it really is.
Who are you most looking forward to?
Jameela: N-Dubz. They feel like our house band.
Nick: I’m really excited about Katy B. I saw her recently and I love her album.
Jameela: I also like Wretch 32’s song Unorthodox with Example so I can’t wait to see him. It always gets an amazing crowd reaction. I think it’s going to be a big summer song.
Who isn’t? How different is being in front of such a huge crowd to being in the studio?
Nick: Its way more fun.
Jameela: There’s more of an atmosphere. 48,000 screaming teenagers who have been queuing to get in since silly o’clock. It’s incredible. It brings out the best in us as presenters because we want to bring something extra too.
Ever seen anything that’s shocked you?
Jameela: JLS’s fans always shock me. It’s the weeping that goes on. It’s like you fear for the band’s safety.
That might be The Wanted this year…
Jameela: Definitely. Siva’s going down.
Nick: Last year, I saw a crutch in the air. You know that someone is having a good time when their pain is cured.
Any beach stories for us?
Jameela: I got to play a game last year with Jason Derulo called ‘Catch crabs from Jameela’ which I felt was classy. Thanks T4. I had to throw crabs into massive pants that Jason Derulo was wearing.
Nick: I wore some too. We both caught crabs from her.
Jameela: That was a high point in my career…