27 May 2011, 16:19
I started working for Radio Clyde, Scotland’s largest commercial radio station, when I was eighteen as a promotional team member and general ‘girl Friday' (although obviously, I worked on other days too.)
This was roughly the same time I literally fell into modelling (my walk wasn't all that co-ordinated to begin with) and began learning to pout professionally. Happily, this talent has kept me from losing my driving license on several occasions.
Over the last few years, I've been lucky enough to work in Scotland and beyond as a compere and presenter at roadshows, outside broadcasts, fashion shows, charity events and all sorts of concerts and music events – basically anywhere where I can chat loudly and gesticulate wildly at people as I talk them into doing things that they'll regret in the morning.
I also DJ a lot in clubs too - it's great fun forcing your musical tastes upon people and making them dance like nobody's watching!
I'm really passionate about writing, mainly words obviously, (I'm not so keen on numbers, I'm basically scared of maths).
You can read my musings and opinion on everything from plastic surgery, (why shouldn't you be able to change a poor genetic inheritance if it makes you happy), to men, (how can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being), in Scotland's top glossy, No.1 Magazine. My column is called the No.1 Bitch. But please don't take that too literally.
I'm really excited to be a part of The Nightshift team. Communicating directly with you the viewers and discussing everything from Cremola Foam to T.O.W.I.E and everything in between is my idea of a great night! So please don't be shy and get in touch with me when I'm on your TV.
I'll finish with a few facts about myself. Just in case you were curious.
I have acted in a nude scene with Ewan McGregor. Sadly it was about minus 2 and we were shooting in Grangemouth. Not very sexy. I understood afterwards why the lead actress had asked for a body-double when I thought I had contracted pneumonia later that evening.
I love prawns. I could survive on them along with Diet Irn Bru, red onions, Wotsits, Veuve Cliquot, oatcakes, Cadbury's Mini Eggs and expensive pâtéand cheese…until I can’t zip my jeans up of course.
When I was younger I genuinely believed for about a year that I was She-Ra: Princess of Power. To a certain degree, life has been a bit of a disappointment ever since I realised that travelling on a pink, winged steed and fighting the Evil Horde wasn't really a career option.
I have two pet sheep - Leonard and Lydia. No I don't eat lamb and yes I hope to have my own knitwear line in a few years. Watch your baaack Ballantyne.
One of my favourite films is Clueless. The less clueless of you out there will know, like me that it’s actually loosely based on Jane Austen's novel Emma. I love a bit of period drama, corsetry, coy looks, and sprawling countryside estates.
I'd really love to have afternoon tea with Dolly Parton, dinner with Jilly Cooper, a cocktail with Lady Gaga and a private beach holiday with Bradley Cooper/Boris Becker/Justin Timberlake/Leonardo Dicaprio...surely that's not too much to ask for!
Last updated: 02 June 2011, 12:56