Local BBC Sites

Neighbouring Sites

Page last updated at 09:38 GMT, Tuesday, 4 August 2009 10:38 UK
Profile: Gilly Hope

Gilly Hope
Gilly and the Jambusters help you get to work on time

Gilly brings you the latest traffic and travel news each weekday morning on Alfie and Charlie at Breakfast.


Place of birth:


Favourite view in the north-east of England?

Out of my bedroom window looking down to the sea.

Best thing about working in radio?

The chance to meet some great people and do some strange things - like eating grey squirrel or flying in a helicopter to broadcast from HMS Ocean.

First record you bought?

Easy Lover by Philip Bailey and Phil Collins.

Most interesting person you've interviewed?

A women who had a panic room fitted in her house following a relationship with a violent partner - she was an inspirational and courageous lady.

If you were making a time capsule what would you put in it?

A family picture and an alarm clock (something I live my life by!).

What couldn't you live without?

A daily chocolate fix.

What did you want to be when you grew up?

An archaeologist, a pathologist or a lawyer.

What was your first job?

Selling pies at Roker Park football ground.

What keeps you awake at night?

The fear of sleeping in and missing the start of the show.

What makes you angry?

Dog dirt on the pavement.

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

My hubby and kids - as long as we had a picnic with us.

Your proudest achievement?

Without doubt my girls (I have two).

Your greatest regret?

Not making up with a pal before she died.

Your worst memory?

Sorting out a funeral for my mam - I was in my early 20s at the time.


Sign in

BBC navigation

Copyright © 2017 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific