Get To Know David Brookes

David Brookes loves the Bee Gees, but ask him for a dance at your own peril!

Who was your first celebrity crush?
Patsy Kensit without a shadow of a doubt but for some bizarre reason before her it was Felicity Kendal.  I think I may have rather expensive taste!

Who’s your most recent celebrity crush?
Jennifer Aniston, still got it and she always will.  I hope the future Mrs Brookes isn't reading this!

What song gets you on the dance floor?
'You Should Be Dancing' by the Bee Gees, but I hasten to add it may get me on the dance floor, what I do when I'm on it is open to question!

What song reminds you of the most treasured moments in your life?
Tom Jones – 'The Green Green Grass of Home', always reminds me of my family roots

What makes you feel good more than anything else?
A workout in the gym for making me feel I can take on the world and a pat on the back from my boss!

What’s your most proud radio moment in your career?
Being part of the launch team to a brand new radio station, seeing it grow and develop while playing a small part in its success, and we are doing it again!

And the most embarrassing?
Tripping over the foot of a client while holding a mug of coffee. White shirt, coffee all down the front, then into the studio. At least he saw the funny side!

Has anybody told you you look like a celebrity? Who?
A mate of mine once said I reminded him of Jeremy Bates, the former British tennis player!

Favourite food?
Nothing beats a roast lamb dinner. Don’t bother pouring mint sauce over the lamb, baste the roasting tray itself with the sauce & turn the lamb so it absorbs it. 

Favourite film?
I love the Bond movies but it has to be 'The Shawshank Redemption' - Morgan Freeman's finest hour for me!

Favourite place?
Any beer garden on a warm summer's evening!

What is your most treasure possession?
Old photos of me with my parents when I was younger. They're no longer around but looking at the photos keeps the memories alive.

Who would play you in a film of your life?
Hopefully George Clooney - same hair!

What is your guiltiest pleasure?
80s music, red wine, cheesecake.

Tell us about your ideal weekend.
If I'm not working it would have to be a Saturday morning lie-in with a lateish breakfast, a quick trip to the gym, then me and (my partner) Helen would head out to meet up with friends for a few drinks and a bite to eat. There'd be another lie-in on Sunday followed by a roast lamb dinner, a couple of glasses of red and a bit of sport on the box.

What was your first ever tweet?
“Getting ready for the big drive home from 4”

What was your first ever Facebook status update?
“Has just written his first status”!

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