Sophie first took part in Treasure Quest in 2013 as a stand in clue-hunter, and since then has become a well-loved member of the team. She alternated the regular clue-hunting role with Kirsteen Thorne from 2014 to 2015, and when Kirsteen left became the full-time clue-hunter. She's now the studio presenter, in charge of the maps back at base!
A Norwich native, she’s a familiar voice on BBC Radio Norfolk, having been the presenter of our Saturday evening new music programme BBC Introducing from 2009 until 2019, and since 2018 has had her own Sophie Little Show on Friday nights. She was also the voice of the travel bulletins in the breakfast show between 2011 and 2014, and has stood in as a presenter on various other shows - and also for BBC Radio 1!
She doesn’t just play music on the radio, however – Sophie is also a keen musician herself, and has sung in a local rock band! It’s probably no surprise therefore that listeners are occasionally treated to snatches of her singing along to the records played when the radio car is travelling between clue locations on Treasure Quest!
Sophie holds a unique position in the history of Treasure Quest, as she’s the only one of our regular 'runners' to have also stood in as Navigator, having driven Julie Reinger around the county for a memorably chaotic quest in September 2014! In October 2020, she switched roles to become the new studio presenter of the show, after David Whiteley left the programme.