The 5-Minute Interview: Jenni Falconer, TV presenter

'Celebrities believe their own press and think they can be rude to others'
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Jenni Falconer, 30, presents the Lotto, Dream Number and Thunderball draws on BBC 1. She will have a role in the film version of Irvine Welsh's bestseller 'Ecstasy', next year

If I weren't talking to you right now I'd be...

Horse riding. I am training for a show jumping demonstration at the Horse of the Year Show. I won in Only Fools on Horsesso I feel I have to prove it was not a fluke.

A phrase I use far too often...

"Kina". It's Scottish slang. I am making a huge effort to stop using it.

I wish people would take more notice of...

Their manners. All too often people are rude to waiters. Celebrities are susceptible to thinking they can be rude to others. They can kina believe their own press.

I'm good at...

Committing to things. Whether it's studying, learning a skill or completing a challenge.

I'm very bad at...

Relaxing. I hate sitting around and doing nothing. Unless I'm totally active I feel totally idle.

The most surprising thing that happened to me was...

Getting a role in Ecstasy because I am not a trained actress. It's a big challenge. It might be a once-in-a-lifetime challenge!

A common misperception of me is...

Because I am blonde and I work in show-biz that I haven't got many more strings to my bow. I have a real interest in science and technology. I'd love to have worked on Tomorrow's World.

I am not a politician but...

I really am pro what the Scottish government is trying to do in providing and encouraging education up to the age of 18. People will have greater opportunities in life.

The ideal night out is...

Nowhere flash. As long as it's with friends and I'm having a good time.

The best age to be is...

The age you are. Thirty has been a pretty good year for me but I think I said that last year.

In a nutshell, my philosophy is this:

Every cloud has a silver lining.

Sara Newman

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