The 5-minute Interview: Nick Grimshaw, DJ and TV presenter

'I like playing with raw meat. I could be a butcher, or a band manager'


Nick Grimshaw presents 'Freshly Squeezed', a music show on the television channel E4

If I weren't talking to you right now I'd be...

I need to buy a Hoover so I'd probably be doing that. I've been putting it off.

A common misperception of me is...

People imagine me to be short when I'm actually six-foot-one.

I wish that people would take more notice of...

My personal space. I hate when someone stands too close to you. On the Tube, in the shop.

A phrase I use too often...

I have a new phrase every other day. I use "sick" quite a lot. Or "bare sick".

The most surprising thing that happened to me was...

I went to this club and was having a wee in a urinal and it turned out it was the basin. It was a massive great big fountain: what was I supposed to think? It looked like a urinal.

I am not a politician but...

If I were, I'd be lying to you right now.

I'm good at...

Cooking a meal at someone else's house. I don't really like the cleaning up, so I only cook at other people's houses.

I'm very bad at...

Staying awake anywhere: films, conversations I just fall asleep. I have no attention span.

The ideal night out is...

A big meal with a lot of friends. I love it when it's around 15 people. Then maybe to a pub.

In moments of weakness I...

Eat. I've been known to have four Snickers bars in one day.

You know me as a presenter but in truer life I'd have been...

Maybe a band manager. Or a butcher. I used to really like playing with raw meat. Or maybe I could combine the two.

The best age to be is...

It doesn't matter. I'm friends with anyone. Age is nothing but a number.

In a nutshell, my philosophy is this:

Chin up, cheer up. It works.

Alice-Azania Jarvis

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