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I began my career back in 1998 as a Redcoat at Butlin's. I spent four years working at various holiday parks as an entertainer and I learned so much (singing, dancing, compering, DJing, hosting knobbly knee competitions etc...) which stood me in good stead for my move into radio in 2003. I worked at various stations in the south west for the next 9 years before my move into TV shopping in 2012. In 2014 I took on another radio role in the Thames Valley for The Breeze Radio network and also continued to work in TV, voiceovers and corporate video. In August 2016 Create & Craft came calling and I was delighted to join the team. I hope to bring a lot of fun and enthusiasm to the channel and also I hope to make the shows accessible to everyone. I am new to the world of crafting, so hopefully the questions I ask will help new crafters to get to grips with this wonderful pastime really quickly.
I live in Buckinghamshire with my wife Laura, my two children George and Daisy and our pets Macgyver the dog and Knut the cat. I am originally from Devon, so love to go back to that amazing part of the world whenever I can. In my free time I love to go running (I ran the London marathon back in 2014), play cricket and squash and spend quality time with my family. I also love following my rugby team, the Exeter Chiefs.
I worked (and still do) at The Breeze radio station in the Thames Valley. I also worked for various companies hosting corporate videos and product demonstrations. As well as this I have started to get a voice-over business off the ground.
Thankfully I haven't had an embarrassing moment yet on Create & Craft, although I am sure the time will come! I think my most embarrassing moment in my career so far has to be the time I was at a red carpet premiere in London. I was there for a radio station to interview the stars of the film 'Real Steel'. I managed to grab a chat with the lead man, Hugh Jackman and proceeded to introduce him as Hugh Grant!! Thankfully he saw the funny side of it!
I have a terrible phobia of wooden lolly sticks and wooden chip forks...don't ask!
It would start with a lie in with all the family piled into our bed watching TV. We would then go for a walk in the countryside and end up at our local pub for a Sunday roast. We would then head back home to a roaring log fire and cheer on my beloved Exeter Chiefs on the TV.
I love Sir Bruce Forsyth. He has been entertaining the nation for over 6 decades and is still going strong. I think the word 'legend' is overused these days, but in my eyes he truly is one.
I don't know if I deplore anything in others. In myself, I wish I wasn't so competitive sometimes! I do like people who can laugh at themselves and don't take life too seriously.
Probably my car. It's nothing too snazzy though, it's a Hyundai i20
I love a bit of WWE wrestling...don't judge me.
I think I would like to be remembered as a guy who always had a smile on his face and didn't take life, or himself, too seriously.
I don't know about life, but there's one thing I always remember that my dad taught me, 'Work hard and play hard.' It's something I live by today and try to instill in my children as well.
It's got to be the Brother ScanNCut - an amazing product.
Super Duper. I think I say that quite a lot.
I think I would probably travel back to the ‘50s/’60s so I could see the likes of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin in concert in the hayday. I would then travel forward to the ‘80s so I could relive the best decade ever and apply to be a contestant on Bullseye.
I am still relatively new to crafting, but what I have learnt is that you should embrace your mistakes! Out of your mistakes a masterpiece can be made. I would also say don't worry, give things a go and you will be impressed with what you can do with the right tools to hand.