Meet our team
We thought it would be fun to answer questions from the Smash Hits Interview Bot…..
Who do you think is the funniest person on TV?
Actual TV would have to be Phoebe Waller-Bridge. If we are including You Tube then it has to be the Too Many T’s boy
What’s the best present you’ve ever been given?
The budgie bike I got for Christmas when I was 6 or 7
Who would you like to meet dead or alive?
Kurt Cobain because he changed my life with his music
If you were an animal what would you be?
Sometimes it’s a cat, sometimes a lion, today it’s a butterfly
What music would you like at your funeral?
Long Live the Queen by Frank Turner
What’s something you’re interested in that most people wouldn’t expect?
20th century German literature
What’s the best holiday you’ve been on?
Hvar, Croatia – beautiful island, gorgeous sunshine, kids loving the sea
What’s the most truly horrible thing you’ve ever worn?
Multicoloured brown culottes with a rusty coloured jumper, probably the moment I discovered that brown is not “my colour”
What is the secret of the universe?
What colour do you think Friday is?
All the colours of the rainbow!
Favourite Breakfast cereal?
Granola with oatmilk (yes, I am that person!)
Who would you like to get stuck in a lift with?
A lift engineer
What is the worst job you have ever had?
As student working at Walkers factory, picking burnt crisps off a conveyor belt
Music at your funeral?
‘Do you realize?’ The Flaming lips
I love organisation, order and getting accounts neatly packaged with a bow… Everything looks better with a bow!
What’s the best holiday you’ve ever been on?
Tenerife 1996 with my sister… very late nights, lots of dancing, one or two pernods and ended up marrying the barman!
Have you snogged anyone famous?
Yes, an eighties boyband member (not Luke or Craig)
What would you do if you were invisible for the day?
I’m not saying, just in case it happens
Who do you model yourself on?
Me, I don’t know anyone else well enough
Are you frightened of growing up?
I think growing up is a choice and I’ve decided I don’t want to and my mum and dad didn’t say I had to either
Can you think of a rhyme about Level 42?
Level 42, my brother liked you
He had you on his wall as a framed A2
Ha! No mention of poo!
What makes you laugh?
Quite frankly many things that a grown up shouldn’t find funny
Do you like ginger nuts?
I wouldn’t say no, however they are strictly dunkers
Do you have any phobias?
I have an irrational fear of Branston Pickle and of wasps getting too near my nostrils
Have you ever committed a crime?
I once concealed a Cadbury’s Cream Egg up my school blazer sleeve. I got outside the shop, and riddled with guilt, went back in and redeposited the egg with its friends next to the Lion Bars
If you were a kangaroo, what would you keep in your pouch?
A copy of The Song of Achilles & tissues for the ending
What colour is happiness?
Yellow, like a buttercup
What is your favourite line from a song?
“I’ll use you as a warning sign. That if you talk enough sense, then you’ll lose your mind.” from I found by Amber Run
What’s your favourite sandwich?
The TLT: Fried tofu, that’s marinated in a smoky sauce, with lettuce & tomato. YUM!
What was the first gig you went to?
Girls Aloud, when I was about 10
What’s been your best Christmas present ever?
A Woman’s Raleigh racing bike, when I was 8
What’s the most unusual place you’ve lived in?
A warehouse in Boston
What’s the first job you ever had?
Weigh potatoes… You can’t get more Irish
What was the first gig you went to?
Status Quo, with VIP backstage tickets
Sum yourself up in one word.