I was born in Shropshire at RAF Cosford and raised in Wolverhampton. Since childhood, I have been a Wolverhampton Wanderers fan and still love to visit Molineux to take in a game whenever I can. I grew up surrounded by music, my father was a music promoter and agent, my godfather was Mel Galley from Whitesnake and my love for live music remains with me: a great gig followed by a curry is the best night out!
I studied Business and Finance and was recently presented with an Honorary Fellowship of Wolverhampton University, a very special evening for me and my family. Post Polytechnic I worked in Japan as a fashion model, then London and Europe making television commercials etc.
After contacting Sky Sports in 1997, I began my new profession as a sports reporter. This career has brought me some exceptional experiences and from 1998 onwards I presented my own shows and have never looked back. My passion is for live broadcasting, whatever the platform. There have been times where pre-recorded shows were the only option, but live awakens the senses, they really are two entirely different jobs.
Music; I’m a big fan of Motown, 70’s West Coast artists; The Eagles, James Taylor, Carol King, Joni Mitchell, Sly & the Family Stone etc Tom Petty, John Mayer, Micheal McDonald, ACDC, Joe Jackson, Joe cocker, Trapeze, The Foo’s… 80’s, it’s a long list, shall we say eclectic!
Food; Hot curries, thai salads, apple crumble & custard!
Drink; Fresh juice, good new world reds, V&T
Clothing; mood dependant. Roland Mouret, Victoria Beckham, Amanda Wakeley, Helmut Lang, Karen Millen, Ralph Lauren, Belstaff and various high street. Jimmy Choo, Russell and Bromley.
Actors; Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett, Kate Winslett, Michelle Pfeiffer, Rachel Weiss, Anthony Hopkins, Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Daniel Day Lewis, Daniel Craig, Ben Wishaw, John Sim, Philip Glennister, Paul Newman, Steve McQueen, Robert Redford.
Sport; Motorsport, Formula One, MotoGP, World Superbike, Footie, Tennis, Athletics
Time out; Scuba diving, horse riding, fitness, photography, travel
TV; The Good Wife, All Nordic Noir, Damages, 24, West Wing, Entourage, Natural History Episodes, Silk, Sherlock.