The 5-minute Interview: JK and Joel, DJs and TV presenters

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I used to love Habitat in the 80s'

The 5-minute Interview: JK and Joel, DJs and TV presenters

Since meeting at Hull's Viking FM in 1996, DJs JK and Joel have proved a resilient double act, hosting a variety of television programmes as well as their own show on Radio 1. Now they can be heard on Virgin Radioon weekend mornings

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

JK: Asleep.

Joel: Watching horse racing or wrestling.

A phrase I use far too often...

JK: I'm tired; I need more sleep.

Joel: That is just shocking.

I wish people would take more notice of...

JK: Wildlife. We need to do something about the destruction of habitat.

Joel: I used to love Habitat in the 80s.

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

JK: Getting a prime time Saturday evening show.

Joel: Getting a second series.

A common misperception of me is...

JK: That I'm fat with a beard. That's what listeners think all radio presenters look like.

Joel: That I'm gay.

I'm good at...

JK: Sleeping and football.

Joel: Saying yes.

I'm bad at...

JK: Ice skating. Spelling.

Joel: Saying no.

The ideal night out is...

JK: A country pub, log fire and Sambuca. London is just too expensive.

Joel: An all-you-can-eat Chinese buffet for a fiver.

In moments of weakness I...

JK: Need a big vodka.

Joel: Need a bigger vodka.

You know us as radio DJs but in another life we'd be...

JK: Working in a cafe.

Joel: Owning that cafe.

The best age to be is...

JK: 18

Joel: 23

In a nutshell, my philosophy is this...

JK: Do something every day which you wouldn't normally do.

Joel: Never turn down work as one day it won't be there.

Sara Newman