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I got my first job in TV in 2001 as a runner on talk shows; since then I've held a number of roles behind the scenes - right up to Senior Producer on Create and Craft and Ideal World! There's nothing like the excitement and preparation of live TV, so when the opportunity to step in front of camera came up, I jumped at the chance!
I also present for a local TV channel back home; it's a real pleasure to meet interesting characters and try new activities around Norfolk. Between that and the fun and games at Create and Craft, life is never dull!
Away from the studio I like to get out and about the countryside, whether it's walking my cocker spaniel Pepper, trekking up hills, or running around a rugby pitch - I'd much rather be outside come rain or shine (ideally shine!)
I first joined Create and Craft at the end of 2009 as an assistant producer before becoming a producer a year later - I used to be the person in the ear of the presenters trying to keep the show on track! I also (and still do) work in local TV back in Norfolk, I hugely enjoy filming out and about and meeting the people I share my favourite county with.
What I do on and off screen is embarrassing! I once presented a feature learning to shave with a cut-throat razor (using a balloon I must add!). I clearly pushed too hard and then it popped, covering my face and shirt in shaving foam... twice.
I tend to eat my advent calendar in the first few days of December.
A lie-in with the dog on the bed and sport on the TV, followed by a big roast dinner at lunch and a dog-walk with friends in the afternoon, all rounded off with drinks in the garden.
I have to go for persons - my parents. They've been married for over 40 years and have always supported and encouraged me and my sister to do whatever we want to do. What more can you ask for?
Deplore! Ooh, that's heavy, I don't really deplore or hate anything.
My car. It costs too much to fill up and doesn't do enough miles.
Sweets, sweets and more sweets.
Genuine and fun to be around. I'd also like the name Dan BanCraft to catch on… no luck so far.
That I can shower and have breakfast in under 15 mins. It's a fine art I've perfected.
Baby Blue. It's a great way to get into die cutting and some of the results and finished samples are outstanding.
It's not a phrase but I do get random words mixed up. For example I'll be thinking of BBQ but say 'bowl', so keep an ear out for that!
The golden age of variety in the '50s, '60s & '70s. I love old school entertainers like Forsyth and Monkhouse, I would have loved to have gone to the Palladium and end-of-pier shows in their hayday.
Embrace a "deliberate mistake". If things go wrong you can create something you'd never have thought of.