Meet Tom Campbell

You can listen to Tom Campbell each weekday from the 5th January at 4pm on Heart Drivetime.

Five quirky facts about Tom:

  • Noddy Holder is my Second Uncle Twice Removed.

  • I once attempted to cook Super Noodles in a kettle and almost burned down a Guest House.

  • I’m left handed when I draw, right handed when I play golf and both handed when I eat.

  • When I was five I had to sit on the Naughty Chair for biting another boy at my Nursery (he stole my truck out of the sandpit)

  • I celebrated turning 30 by having my tonsils removed.  It was a party and a half!

A-Z’s of Tom:

ADORE… What can't you live without? 
My iPhone and my iPad…and oxygen.

BODY…What physical attribute would you most like to change?
Wouldn’t mind getting shot of my belly.  I could get closer to the buffet that way.

CHILL OUT…What do you do to get away from it all? 
Will I lose man points if I say “A health spa?” I will.  Okay then…the pub!

DREAM … Your last dream? 
I was riding a horse through a very large trifle with Toby Anstis.  Not a clue what it means.  I ate a lot of cheese the night before.

EXCEL... something you are great at? 
Probably eating and talking.  Both at the same time in some cases, for which I apologise.

FAMOUS… The celeb you've met? 
I had a cup of tea with Ellie Goulding before she became a global megastar.  Should’ve proposed to her there and then, really…

GROOVER… What song is guaranteed to get you up on the dance floor?
Agadoo. Which is awkward as it’s my funeral song!

HOLIDAY… What’s your favourite destination?
New York.  Fell in love with the place when I went last time.  Bumped into Mr. T in Times Square.  Thankfully he wasn’t pitying any fools.

IRRITATE… What’s your most annoying habit? 
I tend to leave washing piled up for, in some cases, weeks at a time.  When I wear my pyjamas to work you know there’s a problem.

JOKER…Which presenter is the practical joker of the team?
Toby Anstis keeps leaving teabags on the side.  I’m assuming this is a joke.

KNOCK KNOCK… Your favourite joke? 
How do you annoy Lady Gaga?  Poke her Face! (I can hear you groaning right now)

LOVE LIFE… Are you attached or looking?
Very much single.  A chubby radio presenter who leaves it weeks between washing socks and spends far too much time watching pro wrestling…I’m surprised the queue isn’t out of the door, quite frankly.

MOVIES… Favourite film? 
There’s two; The Shawshank Redemption (the incredible story of adversity over a corrupt, unfair political system) and Space Jam (the story of playing Basketball with aliens).

NEVER…What would you absolutely refuse to do? 
Bungee Jump.  This isn’t a challenge to make me Bungee Jump, I promise you.  I’m good, seriously, somebody else can do it.

OFF WORK…What do you do in your spare time?
I watch American Wrestling.  You know, Hulk Hogan and all that.  I’m not proud of myself.

PROUD MOMENTS …What are you most proud of?
Living away from home for almost a decade and only ever setting fire to ONE household item.

QUITE ANNOYING… What habits irritate you in other people? 
Slow walkers.  Do you ever get those days when you’re walking and you’re the ONLY one in a rush!

REWIND… Where did you spend your childhood? 
In my home city of Worcester playing on the slide at County Hall.

SURPRISING… Tell us something about yourself that no one else knows. 
I’m waiting for my lawyer to get back to me before I answer this one.

TEAM …Pick another presenter and describe him or her in three words? 
Kelly: Chatty, Clumsy, Fabulous!

UPLIFTING…What instantly makes you happy? 
Payday…the best day of the week!

VOCAL…. Who is your favourite artist? 
I was brought up on Elton John by my mum.  I can pretty much reel off anything from his albums…it’s an incredibly useless skill.

WISH LIST …. What are your top three Wishes?
World Peace, money for the poor and a Nandos Black Card.

X-RAY…Any broken bones? 
Not broken anything, luckily…had my tonsils out though, does that count?

YOUNGER DAYS… What’s your earliest childhood memory?
Biting a kid at my Nursery School and being told to sit on the Naughty Chair.  He started it…he stole my toy truck!

ZOO…. If you were an animal, which one would you be?
Treefrog.  Not sure why, I just think they’re awesome. 

  • Favourite Band – Queen

  • Favourite Movie – Space Jam

  • Favourite Actor – Tom Hanks

  • Favourite Meal – Spaghetti Bolognaise

  • Favourite Place in the North East – DURHAM: I like a city that has a cathedral above it.  I'd like to climb to the top and do that scene from Monty Python & The Holy Grail.