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Jeff ArmstrongJeff ArmstrongMarch 25, 2018
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It seems there is no stopping British, TV Presenter, Louise Gookey. Each year she seamlessly takes the helm hosting some of the biggest awards ceremonies in the country. She is a presenter and journalist with a love for entertainment and the arts and has just been confirmed to host this year’s National Film Awards for the fourth year running. She can currently be seen reporting events across London for Winkball.com and talking through the papers with Penny Smith on Talk Radio. She is also the voice of the travel on both LBC London News and BBC Radio Northampton. On top of this, she has just finished presenting the latest instalment of health programs for Diabetes.co.uk which is followed by over 300,000 people.

However, Louise is no stranger to the entertainment industry having originally trained in musical theatre at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. She worked as a performer before making the move into presenting and most recently training as a journalist and passing her NCTJ qualification in Multimedia Journalism.

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She has worked with teams over at London Live, Showbiz TV, Muzu.tv, Maverick TV, Radio Jackie, Juice FM, Hoxton Radio, Vibe FM and even took some time to entertain brunch lovers across London on the Breakfast Clubs debut radio show.
Louise’s passion for presenting lead her to host an array of award ceremonies including the National Film Awards, Urban Music Awards, National Reality TV Awards and Luxury and Lifestyle Awards where she got to meet and interview guests on the red carpet as well as hosting the events.

When it comes to working with brands, she has also worked with Skinny Tan, Argos, Vax, Hoover, Ideal Homes, Cannon, British Gypsum, and Just Eat.

On top of this Louise is a huge travel fan and experiences new cultures as often as possible. This naturally led on to Louise documenting these travels and turning them into vlogs which will be published very soon.

 You can watch Louise Gookey live on the National Film Awards red carpet by logging on to www.facebook.com/nationalfilmawards live at 18.00 on the 28th of March 2018


Annie PalmerAnnie PalmerJune 11, 2015
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She’s up daily at 2.30am, on air by 4am then running 8 miles back to her home to look after her 3 year-old-daughter for the day. As a busy Heart FM radio presenter, runner and mum, Jenni Falconer never compromises on her active lifestyle and keeping fit.

Jenni, 39, developed a strong interest in sport from an early age as a keen hockey and tennis player in school. She recently ran her 5th London Marathon in under 4 hours, after committing to a gruelling training schedule consisting of boot camp sessions and long distance running at the weekends.

Her love for running began during her time of reporting for GMTV on I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here in Australia. She did 6km everyday and carried on with her training once back at home.

Jenni says: “One thing I’ve learnt through running is to do a thorough warm-up and cool down to ensure I get the most out of my workouts. As part of my cool down routine, I massage my legs with Nelsons arnicare Arnica Cooling Gel directly after a run – particularly after running long distance. My daughter even helps me apply it sometimes, and it’s also great for her if she falls over or bumps her knee. She calls it ‘magic cream! ”

Following an injury in 2013, when Jenni obtained a form of shin splint due to running in ill-fitting trainers, she made a full recovery and is now fitter than ever, carrying out around five hours of exercise a week. She also really enjoys indulging in her favourite dishes, and even had a pizza named after her at her friends’ Italian restaurant.

Despite her love of food, Jenni makes sure her family regularly eats healthily.

“I’m not the best chef so there’s nothing complicated about my diet. We have tuna or salmon with mashed potatoes and broccoli. I do like a glass of wine or champagne though. I think I appreciate it more with motherhood.”

This summer, Jenni will be presenting programmes on the Blenheim Palace Triathlon and the London Triathlon, having recently taken part in the London Triathlon as part of a team running event.

Jenni Falconer is a fan and ambassador of specially formulated, Nelsons arnicare Arnica Cooling Gel which is ideal for massaging into muscles following physical exertion, or to revive tired legs after being on your feet all day. It is non-greasy and easily absorbed by the skin, combining the natural benefits of arnica with the refreshing sensation of grapefruit oil and menthol to cool and soothe the skin.


Jordan KensingtonJordan KensingtonApril 2, 2014
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Are you a man? Do you worry that you don’t see your friends enough? Do you ever think about how many friends you should have? Have you ever wanted a good excuse to go out and see your friends but have never been able to find a convincing one? Well, fear not – Danny Wallace has all the answers…


Danny Wallace – writer, filmmaker, radio presenter and columnist – has a reputation for work that combines a quirky outlook with astute observations, not to mention a dry sense of humour, and his latest venture carries on very much in the same vein.

Commissioned by Guinness and carried out by renowned and respected professor Robin Dunbar, Wallace (as well as Jonathon Ross) has been involved in a scientific experiment to discover just how often men should see their mates, and the benefits of regular male bonding for men of all ages. Or as Wallace puts it, “science telling us it is okay to go out”.

“It was interesting,” the 36-year-old says. “Women can maintain their friendships and bond and share things over the phone, whereas men tend to use the phone as a tool for saying they should get together and then not getting together. This chimed with me, as I feel I’ve not been seeing people as much as I should.

“The research showed that men should walk round in packs of five and that you should have four good friends you should attempt to see twice a week. Five people is the optimum number of people for a good night out. If you add a sixth person, science shows that you laugh less. So if you want to laugh, hang with four mates!”

Wallace says that for most men, “especially if like me you have got kids and are married”, it is a big ask, but thinks that the new research could give blokes a free pass to leave their partner at home.

 “Oh, I think it will,” he says with a cheeky laugh. “It will because it will get you out of the house, and you can say you have to, science told you, and she gets to have the place to herself, or gets to go out with her mates – basically she gets rid of you. So it is win-win.

 

“I am going to make a small, laminated card like a detective might have so I can just whip it out and I don’t even need to have that conversation with my wife. I can just be walking down the hallway, flip out my ‘man pass’ and then be out of the door. It’s a great excuse.”

Of course, Wallace’s mates don’t have to try too hard to keep up with what he is doing. His notable successes include Are You Dave Gorman? and Yes Man, unique concepts that saw Wallace search for men named Dave Gorman (with the comedian of the same name) in the former and experiment with saying yes to everything he was offered in the latter, both with hilarious and unexpected results, and what binds his best work is his relentless following through of a single idea to its natural conclusion.

“I’ve always liked a project. At school, none of us were into essay-type stuff, but if it was a project, I was into it. It could be the most boring thing in the world, but it was great because it was a project. And that was the thing with the first few books: you start with an idea and you just keep going and see what happens and who you meet and where you end up. You start that thing, and if you do it right, then that thing will start to happen to you. In life, you have to push the boulder over the hill, and the boulder will just run.”

His new novel about “identity, somebody who doesn’t really know who they are” is due next year, but for those who can’t wait there is always his massively popular Shortlist column, where his idiosyncratic weekly musings have keep commuters entertained.

“It was only meant to be a one-off,” he smiles. “I always wanted to do a column but when I did the first one I thought, ‘I can’t do that every week’. And then they said to me, ‘do you want to do that every week?’ It’s been going for six years now. I am always looking out for weird stuff, but it is like a diary. I always seem to find weird things to write about.”



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