factual & features Presenter / JournalisT
TV : Radio : Podcasts : Live Events
A colourful, warm, optimistic English northerner. Fascinated by people, stories,
the world we live in and life in general
Smart, funny, focused. Probably the best interview I’ve had in 5+ years
Intelligent, refreshing, articulate, knowledgable, sassy and warm
A shameless flirt. Memorable with an easy, natural style of delivery
O2 Media Awards Best TV Presenter judges
You raise serious issues in an accessible way and make me laugh, sometimes both at once
You added such energy and your ability to engage with an audience is amazing
I'm a colourful, warm and knowledgeable Yorkshire lass; an eternal optimist with a real love for life. I'm all about what makes the world go round - people, their stories, politics and .... music, TV, football and cake.
The youngest of 9 kids, I believe life should be an adventure. I love difference; a world all the same would be so boring. I like to see life's humour, quirks and joy wherever possible.
My life has been as colourful as I am - the great and not so great. I've backpacked around the world for a year in my 40s, been morbidly obese and lost the weight and kept it off for years, sharing my solution for how to do this, tried without luck to have kids in various ways, and completely changed careers.
Presenting is my 2nd, after many years running charities and campaigns, public policy and government, including a spell in national politics in my 20s.
I am so lucky to be able to combine these 2 careers now. I am an expert in how communities, charities and organisations can tackle issues and problems - working out what needs to happen and how to make the change. I currently support new people powered housing around the country. My top charity is Citizens Advice; I've worked with and for them for 30 years.
I try to live zero waste and pledged to buy no new new outfits this year - all my work clothes come from charity and 2nd hand shops. I have a very strong spiritual side. I meditate daily and totally believe in and live by the Law of Attraction.
A typical Sagittarian, I'm on an endless quest to understand the meaning of life combined with an insatiable wanderlust. I love to make people smile and the world seem a bit sunnier. And also hopefully help people to look at the world in new, different ways. Because that's what makes life exciting!
My ideal evening is sitting round a large table with friends, listening to Depeche Mode, enjoying food, discussing life, the world, the universe, and Leeds United. Laughing or singing - preferably both!
British award winning factual and features
TV/Radio Presenter, Journalist,
Podcaster and Live Event Host