Lucy Siegle

Our consumer expert and all round reporter Lucy Siegle flies the flag for the nation, whether she's on a mission to bring ethical living to our homes or reporting live from a national event.

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What would be the ONE meal you could not live without?
Eggs benedict. But the eggs must be from a high welfare system. I worry about chickens
What would be the ONE thing you could not live without?
Knitting needles and a good supply of wool. I knitted as a kid - all my doll's clothes were really odd - and then began again about five years ago. It took me a year to make my first sweater, and I think we'd all agree it's not perfect but I wore it on screen once and someone wrote to ask me (I think in an admiring way) where I bought it which was a huge confidence boost. I like nordic knitting and am currently specialising in hats that don't fit anyone
What ONE surprising fact do you have that our audience should know about you?
I'm going to tell you FOUR. Not sure if they're surprising: I went to 15 schools, I once appeared in a pop video dressed as Wonder Woman, I played the tin whistle on a gaelic language broadcast and I attended the 2011 Oscars even though I didn't really know who anybody was.

For The One Show Lucy has reported live from the RNAS Culdrose Control Tower as the Olympic flame arrived in Britain, investigated issuing gun licences to children, reported live from a busy maternity ward where she chatted with expectant mothers and reported on the introduction of charging for plastic bags in Wales – a film which prompted Lucy to appear in the studio wearing a designer dress made from plastic bags!

Generally well meaning, enthusiastic about most things apart from heights and I dislike having to break the ice before I get in a swimming pool."
Lucy Siegle

When she’s not reporting for the show, Lucy can be found busily writing for the Observer and Guardian newspapers as their ethical living correspondent.