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Here on the show we take Safety very very seriously. We advise you not to do our Grapest Challenge Ever at home because it's all done under highly controlled conditions. Don't believe us? Check this video out and see for yourself that saftey is our number 1 concern.
Perez Hilton joined us on the show yesterday, and he completed Switch's Grapest Challenge Ever... the top scorer previously was Reggie Yates and he got a grand total of was 32... see how he does.
Do do doo-doo-do do do-do do dooooo.. that's the circus music as Annie & Grimmy went to Cirque Du Soleil at The Royal Albert hall to try and see if they could join the circus... check out how they got on.
Next week, we're going to pre-record an interview with the legend that is Sir David Attenborough. We really want to ask him your questions, so please do let us know any questions you want to ask him.. just stick it in the comments box.
We're sitting in the studio before the show and Simple Plan have just left us. It was very chaotic and unfortunatly for us they left a momento. Vomit in our bin.
They're playing three gigs today a record for them, so we thought we'd ask them to break a new record, a world record. Chris discovered that there's never been a record for the most amount of grapes in a mouth in one go without any eating of grapes, roll VT.....
On Monday I celebrated my Birthday, which was very lovely. The rest of the switch team very kindly brought me a cake and a card.
That's not all though... keep reading....
Ok, that was a poor attempt at being a bit like Kate Nash, the title of this blog, but it's about Skins. We've spent today (my birthday) in the office drinking tea, eating cake and working out which Skins characters we are... this is what we've come up with.
Mind-reader Chris ACTUALLY talked to Mike Bailey (Sid) and Michelle off of Skins about it and they thought he was a bit like Sid- because they are both from Bristol, he can do his accent and even though he can't pull off a hat. He also reckons that he's got a similarly embarrassingly flirting technique.
Producer Megan is a bit like Michelle because she is pretty, admired but she doesn't have a Tony in her life- thankfully!
We think Annie Mac is Tony because she is in charge and we do what she wants. She also has great taste in clothes.
Grimmy is a bit like Chris cause he makes us laugh and is a free spirit.
What about you though... which Skins character are you most like and why? Give us your comments... and if you like Skins listen to the show this week to hear an exclusive chat with the cast.
Hope you all heard the lovely Brendan from Panic (note the lack of !) At The Disco on the show. Not only did he make us laugh and sing with Annie but he also announced EXCLUSIVELY the UK dates of their tour in March.
And in case you missed them here they are again.
Sunday 9th - Birmingham Academy
Monday 10th - London Roundhouse
Wednesday 12th - Manchester Academy
Thursday 13th - Glasgow Academy
Friday 14th - Leeds University Refectory
Saturday 15th - Nottingham Rock City
Keep checking here and we will let you know when they are on sale!
Tonight we created radio history the comedian and Skins writer Josie Long camer up with an idea to confound and confuse teachers across the nation whilst simultaneously giving you a burst of joy amongst the turgid boredom of homework.
We asked you to insert the word SPATULA into whatever piece of homework you were doing as soon as we told you to, and you did. IN YOUR HUNDREDS.
If you've not heard the show over the last two weeks you've been missing out on loads of things, but as we're so lovely (and modest) we've put some videos online of us doing stuff for you to see with your pretty little eyes.
First up we challenged Robyn to play Tetris
Then we let The Hoosier's wreck the Radio 1 office
Oh my oh my, I'm one excited fella today. This morning I got to go see the first episode of Series 2 of Skins, which'll be hitting your TV screens early Feb, and if that was not exciting enough I got to sit next to Mike who plays Sid in the show, and watch his every reaction.
All the cast were they, and none of them had seen it, so it was very weird seeing their first reactions to the show... and some very interesting reactions they were too. Yet I'm not going to give you all the goss now, tune in from 7 on Sunday to Switch with Annie Mac on Radio 1 and I'll let rip on all the gossip about the first episode (while giving away as little as possible) what the cast thought of it, what they did while they watched it, and all that stuff.
If that's not all I also got to speak to them all, so we'll be playing interviews with Sid, Cassie, Michelle, Tony and all the guys from Skins over the next few weeks. Horrah!
So Annie in her post Christmas state couldn't quite work out how to put a link to Russell Brand's podcasts, so has called upon me to do it for her... which is great as this can count as her Christmas present and mean the box of chocolates I have for her can be eaten by me. Yum Yum.
Anyway, like Annie I've been a big fan of Russell's radio shows since 6 Music and his podcast is an audio delight, you can download it HERE! While we're at it I'll also advise you to download all the Radio 1 podcasts they're great (especially Annie's mini-mix one) and I also laugh my head off at Russell Howard's 6Music postcast. Get the Radio 1 ones HERE and the 6Music one HERE.
Catch you on Sunday from 7.
Elliot Minor came into the studio to sing us some live acoustic Christmas tracks... and you want to see them don't you? Ok here they are.
Our favourite comedy act Pappys Fun Club popped in again, fresh from scaring Annie, Fearne and Reggie this time for give us a festive treat. Here they are the two sketches from the show plus two bonus sketches... horrah!
So this week we sent our TV girl Laura down to the set at Hollyoaks to look around and get some gossip. You can hear the results on the show, and enjoy these visual delights.... what a Christmas treat.
Hope you're all good and looking forward to Christmas. It's a busy old week in the Switch office to get everything ready for this week's show. Grimmy's flying solo as Annie's over in Ireland, so be sure to tune in from 7 to give him your love, support and text messages.
Earlier today big cheese producer Megan had a jacket potatoe with Cottage Cheese on it. I mentioned how I'd never had it before because I don't really like cheese as a rule, and it looked all yucky. She then put some on a fork and got me to try it, not only that, but she also said we can film it for the blog... so here it is me, trying cottage cheese.... judging by the results I'd be amazing on I'm A Celeb... ha!
We were talking about Bee Movie on the show today, and I am very very embarrassed because I declared to the world that I thought honey came out of bees bums. Reg D Hunter our comedian agreed with me in thinking it was butt honey but iIn fact thanks to the interweb we found the true answer.
They use their long, tongues like straws to suck the nectar out of the flowers and they store it in their "honey stomachs which is like a nectar backpack . The honeybees return to the hive and pass the nectar onto other worker bees. These bees suck the nectar from the honeybee's stomach through their mouths. These "house bees" "chew" the nectar for about half an hour. The bees then spread the nectar throughout the honeycomb. Once the honey is gooey enough, the bees seal off the cell of the honeycomb with a plug of wax. The honey is stored until it is eaten. In one year, a colony of bees eats between 120 and 200 pounds of honey.
It was nice to see that somebody else lives in Stretham and he had possibly the coolest voice… ever. Thanks everyone so much for listening to Switch, texting and all that sort of stuff. Can't wait for more fun in the new year… look after Grimmy for me next week while I'm off celebrating Christmas early.
p.s now enjoy some Bee comedy.. I'M COVERED IN BEES.
So guess what happened today, Shayne Ward came into the studio... what a treat. He was set the task to use lyrics you guys had txted in to make up a song with Nick & Annie... I think he did really well. What did you think?
Hello from the Switch Studio,
Annie talked about this video I made whilst on holiday in Las Vegas on the show today, and wanted me to whack it on the blog, so here ya go, here it is! 24 hours in Las Vegas all from my hotel room window... oohh get me
Well hello there blog readers,
Are you well? Yes? Fantastic, I'm glad to hear it. I'm ok thanks for asking, I've just come back from a bit of a holiday in Las Vegas so am the proud owner of a tan, some new clothes and a bit of a poker debt… ooops!
It's great to be back in the Switch office though, and I've been going through the cool web things that you've been sending us… check this one out that'll be on the show on Sunday, we've turned Annie and Nick into Elves.
Another big name. Another exclusive backstage video. Life's great, ain't it? This time Switch and Annie hung out with The Fray in their dressing room before they went to perform at The Apollo. xxx
Funny people Ginger & Black came in and sang us their little homage to Amy Winehouse... check it out!
Dave Grohl took some time out from his busy schedule to give Switch a little peek into his rock and roll lifestyle. Yes! We're backstage with the Foo Fighters at the O2 arena. How cool is that? x
Sean Kingston likes to think that he can spot a gorgeous girl at 20 paces so Annie and Grimmy set him a little quiz. They showed him a selection of British beauties and he had to decide whether they were hot or not. Out of a choice of a princess, an actress, an ex girl band member and a Big Brother celeb guess which one he called NOT BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!! x
Soapstar Superstar Richard Fleeshman popped in to the show, played his new single and gave us an exclusive tour of Radio 1... ch-ch-ch-check it out!
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