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Star sign: Leo.
Born 'n' Bred: York with an Irish Italian upbringing.
First memory: Such a long time ago I can’t remember.
First record bought: The album Separate Ways by Elvis Presley.
First job: Working on a Sunday at Cooper’s newsagents in Acomb, York.
Little known fact about yourself: I qualified as an aerobics instructor.
Favourite food and drink: Chilled white wine (otherwise it gets sent back) and Veal Milanese.
Favourite place in the world: County Donegal, The Amalfi Coast in Italy and Sydney.
Favourite place in North Yorkshire: Anywhere by the sea!
Any pet hates: Rude people!
What would your desert island luxury be: A rich man who can attend to my every need!
Best radio moment: Interviewing former hostages Terry Waite and John McCarthy – not both at the same time. John was released on my 28th birthday – I heard the news when I was walking along the shore on Lough Foyle in Ireland – I cried when I heard of his release. It was a privilege to interview him and Terry.
Who would be your dream co-presenter: Phil Bodmer was my dream co host – but don’t tell him, he’s a telly tart now. Nowadays – Miss Piggy.
If you weren’t a broadcaster what would you be: A teacher.
last updated: 22/06/2009 at 10:40