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Profile: Kevin Williams

Kevin Williams
Kevin Williams wishes he was a little bit taller

Sports reporter Kevin Williams is the voice of rugby on BBC Newcastle, following the Newcastle Falcons home and away.


Place of birth

Caerphilly, South Wales

Favourite view in the north-east of England?

The Angel of the North after a long drive home.

Best thing about working in radio?

It's sport for a living; unbeatable!

What makes you angry?

Misuse of the English language (e.g. "I would of gotten a one if I had went").

Describe yourself in three words.

Happy Welsh bloke.

First record you bought?

I used to save my pocket money for LPs costing 32 shillings. My first was Beatles for Sale.

Most interesting person you've interviewed?

Bobby Skinstad (South African rugby captain) was such an open and friendly man who freely shared his views of the game.

What did you want to be when you grew up?

Taller - and I still do.

Your first job?

Tea boy working for the National Coal Board.

What keeps you awake at night?

You'll have to go a long way to find anyone who sleeps more soundly than me.

Who would you most enjoy being stuck in a lift with?

Alfie Joey. A genuinely good bloke who makes me laugh - and you'd get a few other famous voices into the bargain.

Your proudest achievement?

Coaching a group of kids to become rugby county champions.

What's your greatest regret?

I don't do regret, but I would like to have conquered my unicycle by now.


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