31st August 2016
Bye bye August… You weren’t around for long were you?! I don’t know about you, but those 31 days absolutely flew by! I suppose starting two brand new shows has taken up quite a lot of my time and I can’t believe it’s now September in a blink!
The start of a new football season always means a crazy few weeks getting back into the swing of things, and this year was particularly manic as I was lucky enough to be chosen to present BT Sport’s new Saturday show, The Score, as well as the Fantasy Premier League programme for Premier League Productions as my two weekly shows.
The Score has been such an exciting one to work on and was a huge secret that I had to keep for months! If you haven’t seen it yet, it’s filmed in THE biggest, most impressive studio on the planet!
When I first saw it, I did think OMG, little old me, in here?! Amazing. It’s been such good fun to work with Mark Pougatch and all the pundits. I’ve had such a giggle with all the crew, and particularly with Jermaine Jenas, Paul Ince and Dion Dublin. Them and all the boys are such a nice bunch of lads!
It’s also been really interesting to front all of the Football League scores on the show, especially because one of the teams I support, Brighton, are in the Championship, so it’s always exciting keeping an eye on and delivering all the unpredictable scores each weekend. Doing a live show like this one really keeps me on my toes and I hope you’ve loved watching it as much as I have working on it!
We have a cheeky weekend off due to the international break but I’m already excited to get back in that (huge) studio on the 10th September.
All I can say about the Premier League’s Fantasy show is, I HATE YOU, because I’m now literally OBSESSED with my team and scoring points.
I never thought I’d get so sucked in, but it’s official – it’s got me.
I actually think I dreamt of bonus points the other day, it’s become that bad! But what a good laugh this programme is to make. I adore everyone on the team and we’ve had so much fun in our first few weeks on air together.
If you haven’t seen it yet, you pretty much have no excuse as it’s broadcast on TV all over the world. It’s also online on the Premier League website and app, and on the Facebook and Twitter pages. We were even live on NBC in America last week, which was pretty epic!
So are you as sucked in as I am?! If you are, please get in touch on Twitter and join our mini league – it’s all about competing each week and giving yourself another excuse to watch every possible match on the telly!
The rest of my time in between shows has been spent mainly, reading and watching football, topping up my tan (any excuse), seeing my friends, and eating out whenever I can, which is one of my favourite hobbies! I also had a wonderful day (eating, obvs) with the Red 24 gals, who are all beauties!
September, I’m ready for you…