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Presenter Profile: Ruth Barcroft

Ruth Barcroft
Radio Humberside's Saturday girl

From 6am until 9am each Saturday, Ruth Barcroft pops-up on BBC Radio Humberside to bring you the stories and big events of the day, review the news with local guests and hopefully tickle your funny bone.

Ruth was born in London but was brought up in Peterborough. However she claims an early link with Hull as she attended university in the city.

Ruth studied European Studies and spent part of her degree course in East Germany. Here she spent time working for Meals on Wheels delivering bratwurst to the elderly of Chemnitz.

Before stealing the Saturday Breakfast limelight, Ruth's jobs have also included making candy floss in Maine, teaching English in Nepal and picking litter at the East of England Show.

Early in her broadcasting career Ruth freelanced at the BBC in Yorkshire then spent time working as a journalist with commercial television before moving to the fledgling Channel Five as North of England and Scotland reporter.

This brought opportunities to work abroad reporting from Chernobyl and Kosovo. Ruth first joined BBC Radio Humberside as weekday Breakfast Co-presenter broadcasting from Grimsby. Now working part-time from Hull, Ruth continues to live the yellow belly dream from her wonky house near the Humber in North Lincolnshire.

When not chasing her two children around the place, you may find her lunging for balls on a tennis court. Her goal is to be Wimbledon champion one day, until then she continues to relish the wonderful world of broadcasting.

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