Question Time: Lisa Snowdon
Monday 27 April 2009
Work: Co-presents Capital 95.8's Breakfast Show with Johnny Vaughan. Also hosts Britain's Next Top Model, which is shown on Living.
Life: Aged 37. Lives in Camden, London
Balance: "I like cooking for family and friends, going out for dinners (as long as they are early!)"
Have you come down from strictly come dancing yet?
Strictly was such a whirlwind. I really miss learning a new dance under pressure each week and the craziness of a Saturday night performance.
Are the early mornings on the capital breakfast show getting any easier?
I find myself waking up at 4.30am at the weekend, which is frustrating. But now that summer is coming it is actually great to be up early.
What inspired you to work in broadcasting?
Top Of The Pops was always a favourite programme of mine so it was extra special when I later got a job hosting the show.
What was your first break?
Working for MTV hosting a daily show called Select.
Any jobs, in and out of the media, you would rather forget about?
I worked as a silver-service waitress in a restaurant over Christmas one year, which was a disaster. They gave me very little training in how exactly to use the fork and spoon and then sent me off to serve these boiling hot silver platters of sliced roast beef and gravy. You can imagine what happened: hot gravy all over my first customer.
And what has been the trickiest job to pull off?
Working with Johnny everyday, because he totally keeps me on my toes. You never know what is going to happen.
Who in the industry would you most like to work with?
I think Alan Carr and Justin Lee Collins are great; Russell Brand, Jimmy Carr and Jonathan Ross. Also Matt Lucas and David Walliams – the Little Britain boys.
What do you tune into when you're not working?
My favourite TV programme is Brothers And Sisters – it is amazing. I also enjoy The Apprentice.
What are your desert island media?
The Sunday Times, a Sex And The City box set and a copy of Elle magazine.
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