It’s never a bad thing to start the year off on a cruise, so I was delighted to join P&O’s team on board Arcadia in early January to talk about my career as the ship set sail for a ’round the world’ cruise. Sadly, I only did the first leg…
Throughout this year I’ve been dep’ing on the early breakfast show on BBC Radio 2 for the hardest working woman in radio – Vanessa Feltz. It makes getting up at 3.30 bearable as I love being part of the BBC Radio 2 team. I was also involved in the Monkees Documentary ‘Here We Come – The Monkees at 50!’.
Life wouldn’t be complete without Escape to the Country would it? Imagine my delight when I was asked to film some revisits with our couples who bought our houses. Yes. Bought our houses! That’s kept me busy along with the new series of Wanted Down Under, which has been extended and will be back in January 2017 on BBC1.
I also had the pleasure this year of returning as host of the daytime edition of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. A week of floral finery and horticultural magnificence! Early birds will also spot me regularly on Sunrise on Sky News, reviewing the weekend papers. What did I say about early starts…?
November saw me host the Spanish Riding School, when they returned to Wembley and Birmingham’s Barclaycard Arena. I’ve also finished filming two new separate documentaries for BBC1. Operation People Power is set to transmit late December 2016 and Britain’s Home Truths, coming February 2017.