Where were you born?

In Bristol. My family live there so I go back and visit them as often as I can.

When is your birthday?

30th June, slap bang in the middle of the year which I think is perfect!

Do you have any brothers or sisters?

I have one older sister called Anna. She is fantastically artistic, fluent in Polish and the mum of my 2 handsome nephews.

Where did you study?

I went to the London College of Dance for 3 years and I'm proud to say that I graduated with a first class diploma.

Do you have any pets?

No, but my sister has a little, black Westie called Milo.

Are you married?

Yes, I am married to Mark who is a camera operator.

Any hidden talents?

I love to tap dance, I even teach it sometimes.  I can also do the Rubik's cube! 

What is your favourite food?

I love Italian food, especially spaghetti bolognese.

What do you do in your spare time?

I always enjoy a trip to the cinema or the theatre. I go dancing whenever I can, either to tap or street dance classes. I play the piano a lot at home. And if I can get to the coast, I love to surf… there's a lot of effort for little return, but it's an all-over workout and I love having a go!

How did you get in to television?

During my time as a Redcoat I put together a showreel on my home video camera which I sent off to loads of people. After a successful audition I presented on a digital channel for a year. I have such happy memories from my first TV job, it was a fantastic opportunity for me which I grabbed with both hands.

Who's been the biggest influence in your career?

Without a doubt it's been Nick Wilson, he is one of the most experienced executives within children's television's, responsible for such shows as Saturday Superstore, Wacaday and Play School. He is a legend and I will be forever grateful to him for giving me my break on milkshake!

Do you still see your milkshake! friends?

Absolutely. I was there for such a long time that I formed some very special friendships.

What's been your most embarrassing moment on live television?

Standing on the 'strong' ostrich eggs and having them crack under my weight! Although since I have dressed up in a ridiculous amount of costumes on milkshake! from a crocodile to a strawberry, I don't have a great deal of pride or street cred left.

Do you still get nervous presenting live TV after all this time?

Yep! It can be really hairy if things go wrong either behind the scenes or on screen whilst you're live, but the challenge is to keep going, attempting to appear cool, calm and collected. I love a challenge. It's also unbelievably exciting, when you hear your theme tune kick in, it sends a buzz of adrenaline through your system which is a feeling that's hard to beat.

In the Maldives