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Profile: Becky Want

Becky Want

Becky Want meets Greater Manchester's people each weekday afternoon (1300-1700) and gives you money saving advice and shopping tips in Retail Therapy (Saturday 0900-1100).

Stockport-born Becky trained in drama which saw her star in a racy Beryl Bainbridge play on BBC One alongside Joanne Whalley-Kilmer.

Determined to get into broadcasting, she became secretary at a radio station in Stoke and persuaded them to let her on the air. She came back to Manchester and became a star on Piccadilly Radio.

A familiar face on Granada Reports, she worked with Tony Wilson, arts show What's New? - and Traveller's Check - which required Becky to regularly go on holiday with Stuart Hall.

She comperes a range of events across Greater Manchester and is an ambassador for the Prince's Trust. She enjoys the gym and is mum to her young son Isaac.


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