Get To Know Rich Williams

Find out Rich's (not so) secret obsession and who his long time celebrity crush.

Who was your first celebrity crush?
Natalie Imbruglia – first one and still the only one!

Who’s your most recent celebrity crush?
To clarify… I will never deviate from my crush for Natalie!

What song gets you on the dance floor?
Michael Jackson – 'Thriller'. My moves are exceptional(ly bad).

What song reminds you of the most treasured moments in your life?
Boy Meets Girl – 'Waiting For A Star To Fall'. I’m not sure how it happened but it ended up being me and my wife’s song.

What makes you feel good more than anything else?
OK, step back, incoming ‘cheese alert’. BUT, it has to be time with my kids. Their smile makes me smile. (I did warn you).

What’s your most proud radio moment in your career?
Being awarded the Commercial Radio Presenter Of The Year in 2010 and receiving nominations in the Breakfast Show Of The Year category in 2012.

And the most embarrassing?
I am cringing even thinking about this… I forgot the name of my newsreader just as she was supposed to start her bulletin. I felt awful.

Has anybody told you you look like a celebrity? Who?
I was interviewing The Script when Glenn from the band told me he was a bit freaked out because I looked like Danny, the lead singer.

Favourite food?
Easy. Pizza.

Favourite film?
This is going to sound really weird but I don’t watch that many films which means my knowledge is a bit patchy. However, the film that I have watched most in my life is the original 1986 version of Transformers. Don’t ask…

Favourite place?
Roundhay Park in Leeds.

What is your most treasured possession?
I used to collect model cars when I was younger… so them.

Who would play you in a film of your life?
If it was my choice… Brad Pitt, of course!

What is your guiltiest pleasure?
I have a slightly odd obsession with boy bands… One Direction in particular.

Tell us about your ideal weekend.
Great day out in the sunshine followed by a nice meal and then (this is the unrealistic part) a long Sunday morning lie-in.

What was your first ever tweet?
"Just set up a Twitter account… now what?!"

What was your first ever Facebook status update?
"…is on Facebook!"

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