The world of showbiz never sleeps, and, in fact, it’s best described as a small child who has found a packet of fizzy laces in the cupboard and has proceeded to eat the lot, resulting in an impending sugar high. It’s fast-paced, electric and no two days are the same, which means we have to produce a consistent amount of articles each day and keep abreast of the latest trends in order to appease our audience, who tend to be as hungry for the latest scoop as we reporters are.
Running alongside my commitments at OK! Magazine, I promote my work across social media – Instagram, Twitter, YouTube – as I feel, as a journalist, these platforms are incredibly valuable when it comes to building relationships and rapport with those in the same industry. As such, I work as a micro influencer on Instagram, and promote my work across my personal account, as well as companies close to my heart. I also run a food Instagram where I am consistent in posting about fine fare. This foodie idea was born after my first few years in journalist saw me working as a food reviewer and writer and developing a strong passion for oysters and Giles Coren’s wit.
If you can’t find me creating content for the ‘gram, or covering the latest in showbiz news, then you’ll likely find me recording the latest edition of my podcast #NoFilter, which is something I absolutely love to do. This podcast is the result of my passion for all things influencer and my close contact with them across all the work I do. The name of the podcast plays into the whole millennial trope of the words ‘no filter’ being a regular hashtag we use when we’ve not edited a photo for Instagram (a rarity). Secondly, there really isn’t a filter on the podcasts I produce. I coin them ‘candid chats in coffee shops’ and I often don’t overly-edit in a bid to give the podcast a rawness, as if you’re a fly on the wall, overhearing my chat with a friend. The influencers I interview often have big followings and I cover all areas, from music and design to motivational speakers and food bloggers.
Of course, my biggest passion lies with working as a presenter, be it on screen or radio and, naturally, I’ve built my confidence over the years because, well, you kinda have to! Being flung into a room with a celebrity you’ve always dreamt of chatting to was, initially, a bit of a fight or flight situation for me. However now I absolutely thrive having face-to-face chats with big names and treat it far more as a conversation with someone I know rather than focusing on the part where they’ve made millions as an incredibly successful recording artist, actor or sportsperson.
And with everything I do, I aim to bring a friendly persona, a bit of wit and glamour, and a coffee, of course.