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Paulette Edwards

Paulette Edwards

Listen to Paulette Edwards from 7-9pm on Saturday evenings. She often sits in on Early Breakfast between 5-6.30am on weekday mornings, too.

Email Paulette direct: paulette.edwards@bbc.co.uk

What's your first memory?

Sitting on the step at our house on Grimesthorpe Road around the back eating ice cream with my brother Roger.

First record you bought?

'I am the Beat' by The Look... don't ask!

Your favourite three songs?

'As' by Stevie Wonder, 'Golden' by Jill Scott and 'Little Star' by Madonna spring to mind, but I am sure there are many more.

Who's been your best interviewee & why?

Madeline Bell - she was so easy to talk to and laughed and laughed about the concept of 'chicken in a basket'. Nick Stone, the author, had an amazing voice!!

What's the most embarrassing thing you've said on-air?

"We've got a goat up our end."

How do you spend your time away from the microphone?

Eating, walking (a little), reading, going to the gym, swimming, knitting (yes knitting) and seeing family and friends.

Favourite place in South Yorkshire or North Derbyshire - and why?

Burbage I think it's called - in the Peak District... or anywhere you can see a bit of grass. I am getting better at appreciating open spaces... I think it may be old age.

As a 10-year-old child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A teacher.

Who would you like to be trapped in a lift with?

Lenny Henry is the first person I would like to be stuck in a lift with followed by Martin Clunes, Liam Neeson and Nick Stone.

Favourite food & drink?

Chocolate and Port or Guinness.

What do you never miss on television?

Coronation Street, Nighty Night and anything with Peter Kay in it.

What would you do if you won the lottery?

Give all my family and friends a bit then I would buy a small farm with a few chickens, goats, and maybe a donkey and live my life in wellies, knitting, reading and writing.

I would also have a fine selection of fabulous shoes, lingerie and sparkly jewellery in a small apartment in Manhattan and a large house in Jamaica for the days when the cold, mud and animal dung were just too much!

Email: paulette.edwards@bbc.co.uk


Paulette Edwards: Saturday 1900-2100




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