The ABCs of Me: Charlie Girling

Prodding a microphone under the noses of A-listers, what gets Charlie going?

ADORE... What can't you live without? Trashy magazines, wine, Facebook, hot showers, black coffee and my iPhone

BODY... What physical attribute would you most like to change? My feet are pretty much as wide as they are long – which makes buying lovely shoes a bit of a challenge...but I cram them in regardless!

CHILL OUT... What do you do to get away from it all? Go for a long run without my headphones and think things through. Or sit in a bath with a glass of wine if I'm feeling less well-behaved!

DREAM... Your last dream? My boyfriend and my boss decided to go on holiday to Los Angeles together without telling me ... actually that's quite worrying!

EXCEL... Something you are great at? I'm able to turn my feet entirely backwards and walk round the room (not a skill I've ever needed but who knows when it may come in useful?!) I also make great roast chicken. And I've turned gossiping about celebrities into a career.

FAMOUS... The celeb you've met? My best-ever celeb? Nicest would probably have to be the JLS boys, what sweethearts! Also lovely are James Corden, Justin Lee Collins and Cameron Diaz. I couldn't possibly comment on the nightmare ones.....(though buy me a drink and you never know...)

HOLIDAY... What's your favourite destination? Thailand was my favourite holiday abroad, but nearer to home I had the best ever mini-break with my best friend Tim in Dublin – befriending leprechauns and discovering the joys of Guinness.

IRRITATE... What's your most annoying habit? Saying 'amazing!' All the time!

KNOCK KNOCK... Your favourite joke? How do you get Pikachu onto a bus.....Pok'e'mon!!

LOVE LIFE... Are you attached or looking? Live with the long-suffering Owen who puts up with my Greys Anatomy obsession and cooks me dinner.

MOVIES... Favourite film? Some Like It Hot or Anchorman

NEVER... What would you absolutely refuse to do? Eat baked beans.....ugh.

OFF WORK... What do you do in your spare time? As little as possible. Trying to reorganise the kitchen cupboards at the moment but it's an ongoing task. Drag myself out for a run or go to the pub with friends if I'm feeling adventurous!

PROUD MOMENTS... What are you most proud of? Finishing the London Marathon in 2010. I can't remember the last 6 miles and I had to walk down stairs backwards for a week but so worth it!

QUITE ANNOYING... What habits irritate you in other people? Lying and inability to reply to emails quickly.

REWIND... Where did you spend your childhood? I grew up in Horsham in West Sussex, a very pretty market town with not much going on....but Brighton was only a bus ride away!

SURPRISING... Tell us something about yourself that no one else knows. Sometimes when I'm bored I listen to my iPod and walk along pretending I'm in a music video. Only a problem if I forget other people can see me and start mouthing the words.

UPLIFTING... What instantly makes you happy? Fizzy sweets...a feel good sugar rush!

VOCAL... Who is your favourite artist? Adele is amazing, I love Florence from Florence and the Machine – but all-time would have to be Madonna, what a legend.

WILTSHIRE... Your favourite place to visit? Longleat Safari Park!

X-RAY... Any broken bones? Never! (touch wood)

YOUNGER DAYS... What's your earliest childhood memory? Watching my mum chop onions in the kitchen – and trying to play with the fluttery bits of onion skins cos they looked like butterflies – ahh!

ZOO... If you were an animal, which one would you be? A lion. Or any other kind of cat. 

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