Beach volleyball 'keeping David Cameron awake at night'Reported by Metro.co.uk on Wednesday, 8 August 2012 (on August 8, 2012)
*Exclusive: David Cameron is being driven mad by the Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera hit song Moves like Jagger due to its incessant playing at the London 2012 Olympics beach volleyball venue, Metro can reveal.*
Metro's political editor John Higginson interviews the prime minister David Cameron at Number 10 Downing Street
The song is being played 'every ten minutes' at Horse Guards Parade, which is set up just behind Downing Street.
Carrying out an interview in Downing Street, Metro noted how loud it was despite the windows being closed.
'It's all very amusing for five minutes until you try to get the children to sleep. They have Moves like Jagger every sort of ten minutes. There are particular DJs who do particular things,' the exasperated prime minister said.
As Mr Cameron lives above his office in 10 Downing Street he cannot even get away from it when he goes to work.
The entertainment provided during breaks at the beach volleyball is causing consternation at No 10 (Picture: Reuters)
Aaron Copeland's 1942 classic Fanfare for the Common Man is another favourite on the loop of songs being played at Horse Guards Parade, an aide noted.
However, despite the new noisy neighbours his family are all getting into the spirit of the Olympics, Mr Cameron said.
'I've loved it. But I've seen it in my children. They have been designing Olympic T-shirts. My son wants to be called Elwen Wiggins. My daughter has been practicing gymnastics on the kitchen floor. Politicians can make lots of policies for sport but there is nothing more powerful than seeing the best in the world compete against each other for that sort of inspiration.'
Watching Mo Farah, Jessica Ennis and Greg Rutherford win gold on Saturday was 'the most exciting night of sport I'll probably ever see in my life', Mr Cameron added.
Beach volleyball at Horse Guards Parade has been one of the most talked about events of the London 2012 Olympics (Picture: Reuters)
And following revelations by US swimmers Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte that they have been peeing in the Olympic swimming pool before their swims he weighed in saying: 'I was quite surprised by that. It is not OK to pee in the pool.'
Some £400 million in international trade deals has been signed at the business conferences which run alongside the Games as well as a £8 billion plan to develop Battersea Power Station.
'The Olympics has been a fantastic advert for Britain: from the glories of the opening ceremony to the brilliant organisation of the Games. I am using the Olympics shamelessly and openly to market Britain.'
Britain's large medal tally is in large part down to lottery funding Mr Cameron added.
'John Major is one of the key people we should thank. It was of course his vision. This government is returning the lottery to its original good causes,' he added.
PICTURES: Beach volleyball at the London 2012 Olympics
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