Hedgebottom Home

STAR SIGN : Taurus - which according to her hero Victoria Wood, means she can rear goats and knit cardigans for the WI.
HOME TOWN : Grimsby
1ST JOB : Selling ice cream and fudge on Cleethorpes Seafront.
LIKES : Oil Of Olay, Malt on a spoon and being Outdoors.
DISLIKES : Wellies with a hole in.
CLAIM TO FAME : I was once kissed by Anthony Hopkins when he appeared as number 99 in the list of most desirable men !
ANYTHING ELSE WE SHOULD KNOW : I've got this incredible desire to work with chimpanzees - well, you did ask !

It was at BBC Radio Stoke that we first heard Katie as her early Breakfast Programme used to be shared with Staffordshire, Shropshire Cheshire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire.
It wasn't all behind a microphone though, as for 15 years Katie worked in Agriculture, with Dairy Cows to be exact so you could say she has taken the scenic route to Radio ! but it's thanks to an appearance on Radio 4's Today Programme with the BBC's Bill Turnbull that she's here - long story, but she tells us it involved a cow, a piece of chocolate and a huge chunk of luck !
Away from the microphone Katie lives with Glyn in a three hundred year old cottage with Tess the failed Sheepdog and one year old Libby who continues Katie's life-long love of Golden Retrievers.
Additions to Hedgebottom Home include ex-battery hens and two Highland cows, three sheeps and two (on loan) pigs more of which you can read about here.