Having bagged the trophy for Best Personality in Ahlan!’s Best in Abu Dhabi 2012 Awards, this bubbly Radio 2 presenter has become a household favourite with her afternoon listeners.
What did winning the Best in Abu Dhabi Award mean to you?
It meant so much – to win two years in a row was amazing. I was up against some stiff competition too so it was a real surprise!
How did you get into radio?
I studied theatre, TV and radio at a production house in the north of England and learnt the skills to be anything in the media I pretty much wanted to be. I am happy to say, I chose radio.
Who do you most like to play?
Definitely the cool cat that is Mr Cee Lo Green. I just love his album The Lady Killer and I Want You is up there in my all-time favourite songs.
What has been your most memorable moment on air?
When I was in the UK I spent a week living in a shop window on the local high street. I ate, slept and presented in there for five days – it wasn’t the loveliest of experiences to say the least and it got even worse when they produced a cage full of rats to keep me company!
Are UAE listeners different from those in the UK?
Yes, very much. Over here listeners want to get involved more. They really want to feel like they know you and are so forthcoming with what they want to say!