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Matt, Jameela, Nick T4 on the Beach interview: 'Speedos are a must'

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The lack of sunshine outside may have fooled you otherwise, but summer is nearly upon us, and for fans of pop music and trips to the seaside that can mean only one thing - T4 on the Beach is nearly here.

Digital Spy caught up with T4 presenters Matt Edmondson, Jameela Jamil and Nick Grimshaw to talk about this year's tenth anniversary event, the acceptability of Speedos, and kissing Macaulay Culkin.

T4 presenter Jameela Jamil

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T4 presenter Nick Grimshaw

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What is the best thing about Weston-super-Mare?
Matt: "The people!"
Nick: "The highlight of Weston-Super-Mare is a good chippy. You can't get a good chippy in London, so I love getting the fish and chips."
Jameela: "I'm a chicken and chips girl. The chips are good in Weston."
Matt: "The bowling alley is quite good. But we haven't got Rick Edwards there this year, so what will we do? Maybe have a stress-free bowling game!"

Are Speedos ever acceptable at T4 on the Beach?
Jameela: "Always!"
Nick: "I imagine Will Best will be rocking some Speedos."
Matt: "I heard he was just going to wear some glitter."
Jameela: "Isn't he just wearing a little hat like a bottle of Innocent Smoothie? I think Speedos are a must this year. I want the entire audience in Speedos."
Matt: "What is the official answer on this? I'm quite bad when it comes to swimwear."
Nick: "They are acceptable if you are Italian."
Jameela: "If you're Italian and called Flavio."
Matt: "I always forget swimwear when I go on holiday, so I always end up buying shorts that are far too big for me to cover up the fact that I have the body of Macaulay Culkin."
Nick: "I had a friend who got off with Macaulay Culkin. He was dressed as a smurf or Avatar for Halloween and was painted blue. My friend then came back with blue on her face and we were all like, 'You've been kissing Macaulay Culkin!'"

Who are you most excited about seeing at T4 on the Beach?
Nick: "I think Rita Ora's great and Conor Maynard is really cool."
Jameela: "I'm worried for Conor Maynard's safety at T4 on the Beach."
Matt: "Conor Maynard has kissed me on the cheek. It was actually quite arousing."
Nick: "Who is the best kiss on the cheek you've had?"
Matt: "I'll tell you what, Jennie Bond gave a good kiss. An absolute harlot."

Aged 27 am I too old for T4 on the Beach?
Matt: "27! No!"
Jameela: "We're getting back the old T4 presenters this year, so you'll fit right in."
Nick: "We've got June Sarpong and she's 74. She still looks really good, doesn't she."

T4 presenter Matt Edmondson

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T4 On The Beach

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Who is your favourite T4 presenter from the past?
Matt: "Anthony Crank!"
Nick: "I love the Sarpong."
Matt: "I loved Dermot."
Nick: "I used to like Dermot and Margherita Taylor. They had the glass metal building and I thought it looked really cool. And I liked June."
Matt: "MC Harvey!"
Nick: "That Saturday that he covered was great."

Tulisa is giving one of her first live solo performances at T4 on the Beach. Is she going to blow away the competition or suck live?
Matt: "I think she will blow away the competition and she will blow them hard."
Nick: "It will be a hard blow."
Matt: "We're going to have a blow-ometer and it may explode when she's there."

Is it debauched and crazy backstage at T4 on the Beach?
Nick: "It's like the Met Bar in the '90s backstage."
Jameela: "There is an unbelievable amount of marshmallows backstage."
Nick: "That's her codeword for crack."
Matt: "And that's the codeword for vagina."
Jameela: "There's a free bar, popstars and journalists. It's a great mix."
Matt: "My biggest surprise last year was Jameela in the gifting suite. I went in there at the end of the day and Jameela had ransacked it."
Jameela: "For the last three years I haven't bought a birthday or Christmas present. I got a juicer last year."
Matt: "I know, I wanted one and there wasn't any left."

The Made In Chelsea cast are coming this year. How are they going to survive in Weston?
Jameela: "I'm worried about Ollie's hair on the beach. That could be some drama."
Matt: "I'm worried about Ollie full-stop."

Who would be your dream guest to add to this year's lineup?
Jameela: "Beyoncé."
Nick: "Beyonce."
Jameela: "I'd like the full original lineup of Destiny's Child."
Matt: "Unfortunately Kelly Rowland has a very full diary. She can't even fit in X Factor these days."
Nick: "Those G-A-Y shows won't play themselves."
Matt: "You know my answer? Anji Kreft!"
Nick: "Who?"
Matt: "She is a TV presenter of a bygone era."
Nick: "I'd quite like Gabrielle."
Jameela: "Dreams can come true!"
Matt: "If we're getting the acts from the last 10 years, maybe 911. I met Spike from 911, who is ironically now bald."

T4 on the Beach will celebrate its tenth anniversary on Weston-super-Mare beach on July 1. Tickets for T4 on the Beach are on sale now here.

Watch a video celebrating ten years of T4 on the Beach below:

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