Jack The Lad

Find out all about Jack the Lad and his little secrets:

Hi, I'm Jack

I present Heart Breakfast every morning with my mates Tom and Nicola. Even though getting up at 4am everyday is sometimes a struggle, I can't think of another job where I would get paid to have as much fun!

Q & A

What's the key to your success?  I don’t really think I am a success but if I am it is down to always being honest

What’s been your career highlight?  I would say the Christmas hikes to raise money for children in Sussex - I have raised £36,000 and I'm very proud of that!

What's the worst job you've ever done?  I've never done anything that awful, but the hardest was fruit picking in New Zealand.

What's the best job you've ever had?  Well, apart from my current one, being a lifeguard on Hove beach.

How did you do at school?  Have a wild guess.

Jack and His Hobbies

What are your passions and hobbies outside of work?  My family and friends, oh and music! I have everything from Metallica to ABBA in my collection.

Any interesting or little known facts about you? I have won a bravery medal.

What's your favourite type of music? Mainly rock really. Pearl Jam are my all time favourite band.

What's on your TV? I love the Crime Channel on Sky.

What's your favourite film?  This is a tough one, can I have two? As Good As It Gets and Anchorman.

What's your favourite food and drink?  Pizza and a pint of Harveys with a whiskey chaser.

Who's your favourite celebrity?  Barack Obama

What kind of car do you drive?  A Mini Cooper, and I love it!

What's your ideal holiday destination?  The Maldives - my wife Sal and I went on our honeymoon and I doubt we will ever be able to afford to go again. It was the happiest time of my life.

How do you think your best friend would describe you?  As a top bloke, I hope!

How would your mother describe you?  Lovely.

A Few More...

What's your most embarrasing moment?  On my wedding night, Sal woke up to find me trying to have a pee on the bed. I'd had a few.

If you wrote an auto-biography, what would it be called?  Jack The Lad: I Had A Good Go

Quick Fire Round

Shower or bath?  Shower

Football or Rugby?  Football

Shopping or sport?  Sport

Rock or Pop?  Rock

Hot or cold?  Hot

Sun or snow?  Sun

Facebook or Twitter?  Neither.. ..No time for that rubbish at all!

Trains or planes?  Trains - I hate flying

Phone or text?  Phone

Waitrose or Tesco?  Tesco - I'm not made of money!

Tea or coffee?  Coffee

Bar or pub?  Pub

Anything to add?  Er, yes. I would like everyone at Thomas A Beckett Middle School to know that Louise Tomlin IS my cousin and I am very, very proud of her!

What do you think is the key to your success?  
I don’t really think I am a success but if I am it is down to always being honest

What do you love about radio?
I get paid to muck about.

What’s been your career highlight(s)
I would say The Christmas hikes to raise money for local needy children - I have raised £36,000 and am very proud of that!

Worst job you ever did?
None have been truly awful, but the hardest work I have ever done is Fruit picking in New zealand.

Best job you did?
Beach lifeguard on Hove beach. No question.

How did you do at school/further education?
Have a wild guess.


About you and your hobbies...


What are your passions/hobbies outside of work?
Family & friends. Music - I have everything from Metallica to ABBA in my collection!

Any interesting or little known facts about you?
I have won a Bravery medal.

Favourite artist/music type(s)?
Mainly Rock really... the band Pearl jam are a real true love of mine.

Favourite tv show(s)?
I love the Crime Channel on Sky…

Favourite meal?
I really really really love Pizza

Favourite drink?
Harveys and any whiskey - scotch, bourbon, single malt, Irish.

Favourite film(s)?
As good as it Gets or Anchorman

Favourite celebrity?
Barack Obama

Favourite restaurant?
 Tosca in Shoreham

What do you drive?
A Mini Cooper... and I love it!
 
Favourite thing to do when on holiday...
Swim, read, eat and drink

Favourite place to go on holiday?
The Maldives - my wife Sal and I went on our honeymoon and I doubt we will ever be able to afford to go again. It was the happiest time of my life.

Favourite thing to do at the weekend?
Spend some quality time with my girl.

What are you like in the morning?
Not good.

How does your best friend describe you?
Top bloke, I hope!

How does your mother describe you?
Lovely

Most embarrassing moment...
Wedding night. Sal woke to find me trying to have a Pee on the bed.

Last CD you bought?
Alice in chains – Black gives way to Blue

Last film you watched?
The Road with Viggo Mortensen…. Very moody.

If you had a million quid, what would you spend it on?
Friends

What would the title of your biography be called?
Jack the lad : I had a good go

What do you do that annoys you and what do you do that annoys everyone else?
Lots and lots of things

Shower or bath?
Shower

Football or Rugby?
Football

Shopping or sport?
Sport

Party animal or bystander?
Bystander

Rock or Pop?
Rock

Hot or cold?
Hot

Sun or snow?
Sun

Beach or mountain?
Beach

City or country?
Country
 
What’s on your iPod?
2000 pieces of Joy from Slipknot to Cliff Richard

Facebook or twitter?
Neither… I really can’t get into all that. No time for that rubbish at all

Trains or planes?
Trains - I hate flying

Cash or credit?
Cash - I don’t have a credit card
 
Phone call or text message?
Phone call... Make time

Waitrose or Tesco?
Tesco... I am not wealthy enough to shop in Waitrose

Magazine or Book?
Book
 
Tea or coffee?
Coffee
 
Night in or night out?
IN
 
Bar or pub?
Pub


Your location...

Where do you live?
Shoreham

How long have you lived there?
18 months
 
Where are you from originally?
Hampton Court
 
What brought you to Sussex?
My family moved here
 
Have you got any Sussex links/connections – if so, what?
None really - but I do love it here!

By the way... Jack would like everyone at Thomas a Beckett Middle School to know that Louise Tomlin IS his cousin and he is very, very proud of her!

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