How often can you say that you have been on the radio? If you are me then not very often. However, last week I found myself on the radio twice in one week! Yaaaay! Next stop Cbeebies presenter 😉 . The lovely Charlie McArdle had recommended me for the news review slot. I am sure that this had nothing to do with me throwing my business card at him….absolutely not. I am also sure it had nothing to do with the fact that I suddenly thought I was the Fonz from Happy Days. I did not do the below….
I did not lean against the door frame of the studio and go –
“Ehhhhh (whilst gesticulating with my thumbs)
Charlie if you ever need a co-presenter, roving reporter, or cup of tea maker….then I’m your gal”
Not at all. Ok, I might have done. It was almost like this panic came over me as I was leaving the studio. I suddenly thought that I had to make the most of this opportunity. Charlie was very kind in his response. I thought that he was probably just humoring me. However, he was true to his word. The next day I was invited in to review the news on the Sunday morning show with Sarah Bailey. I was told that I would also be appearing with Kristina Le Feuvre, President of the Jersey Chamber of Commerce and owner of aMaizin! I know what you are thinking.
“A little highbrow for you Emma?”
Yes, you would be right. I may have told Kristina this, but she was lovely and immediately put me at ease.
However, the previous day had seen me preparing for the news much like Bridget Jones below.
I may have spent the day reading up on Brexit. Stomping round the house muttering,
“Brexit, Brexit, Brexit. It’s Brexit. I must say Brexit and not Brexsh*t. Although it is very sh*t. How did this happen? How did Brexsh*t happen? They might ask you your opinions on Brexit. What are you going to say Emma? Whatever you do, don’t say Brexsh*t”
I had become convinced that I was going to do a Bridget Jones and actually say Brexsh*t on the radio. You might have noticed that this post is now just me trying to squeeze in as much Bridget Jones as possible, sorry. However, that’s probably because I do see myself as a bit of Bridget Jones’ character. I am a liability and all of these thoughts were swirling round my head as I struggled to come up with something vaguely coherent and intelligent. In the spirit of this I announced that I felt sorry for Boris Johnson. I don’t. If anything that man is more of a liability than me! Kristina held it together whilst she reeled off some very impressive stats about the FTSE 100 index. Meanwhile, I adopted the mannerisms of Bridget Jones. This saw me nodding along in a way that I hoped exuded intelligence and confidence. Hmmm, the reality was that I resembled one of those nodding dogs you see in the back of car windows. I think I pulled it off – just! I will say that it was a struggle to find any happy news. However, I was determined to talk about something positive. Eventually we made our way onto the film Absolutely Fabulous’. What do I go and do? I call the film ‘Absolutely Prabulous’. As in the hilariously funny blog written by Prabs. Yep, can you believe it? There I was worrying about saying Brexit wrong and I went and tripped over the film ‘Absolutely Fabulous.’
Despite my fears I still had a fantastic time. I might be no David Dimbleby, but I still loved the whole process of reviewing the news. Even if the news was quite depressing. If you would like to listen to me then click on the below link. We are about 10 minutes in.