Meet Matilda

What is your full name?

Matilda New (no middle name!)

When is your birthday?

11th April

What is your favourite drink?

Alcoholic? Hmm I’m going with it! Hooch.

What is your favourite sports team?

I don’t have one! Sorry, not mad into sports.

What other Sports do you like?

Grew up in a Rugby and Cricket family, but I’m not really bothered about sports (sorry everyone)

What is the worst job you've had?

Well I used to clean toilets at festivals, but to be honest, the job itself was rubbish, but it did mean I got free festival tickets so not too bad!

What was the first record you bought?

It was a tape, Spice Girls “Spice”.

What was the last song you listened on your phone?

"How I Met My Ex" by Dave.

What are your top 3 favourite films?

Gladiator, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (the original), The Beach

How many children do you have?

None, but I do have 2 cats!

What is your favourite food?

Pizza! Always pizza, could eat it 3 times a day for the rest of my life.

What is your party trick?

I can do this weird foldy thing with my tongue, or click my nose?! Not sure if they count but they’re the closest to party tricks I have.

What is the best Christmas present you ever had?

This is a really good question, and I’m not sure I have an answer?! Probably when I was little I got this puppet who I named George, who I was obsessed with… I’m not sure anything’s topped that since.

What is your favourite place in the world?

Home of course! I’ve backpacked around some amazing countries, all over the world. But nothing beats being sat at my kitchen table, fire blazing, dog on my lap, Dad cooking up a storm.

What is your funniest moment in radio?

I once got tricked into thinking I was on the phone with Daniel Radcliffe for a Birthday surprise, it was in fact and impersonator, I’m pretty gullible and a huge Harry Potter fan. I was equally ‘devo’ed and amused.

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