The A-Z Of Matt Mackay

Born and raised in Essex, Matt Mackay presents Heart Drivetime every weekday between 4pm and 7pm. He'll play the best songs for the home run and give you the chance to win some great prizes too.

ADORE… What's the one thing you couldn't live without?
My iPhone.

BODY…What physical attribute would you most like to change?
My six-pack needs considerable work.

CHILL OUT…Where do you to relax?
A pint at The Ship in Chelmsford usually does the job.

DINE IN... Or out?
A decent curry out wins every time

ESSEX… What makes it special?
Hylands Park in the summer, Maldon for the boats, Colchester Zoo, eating a Rossi's ice cream walking along Southend seafront.

FAMOUS… Who's the biggest celeb you've met - and where?
I interviewed Noel Gallagher backstage at an Oasis gig at Wembley.

GIG… What's the best concert you've ever been to?
Tough one! Probably Bon Jovi at Wembley Stadium.

HOLIDAY… What’s your favourite destination?
Australia. I lived there four years ago. An amazing country!

IRRITATE… What’s your most annoying habit?
Leaving the lights on at home when I go out.

JOKER…Which presenter is the practical joker of the team?
That’s got to be Martin from Heart Breakfast.

KNOCK KNOCK…Your favourite joke?
I once saw this bloke chatting up a cheetah, I thought 'he's trying to pull a fast one'.

LOVE LIFE. Single or taken?

MOVIES… Your favourite film?
Pulp Fiction

NEVER... What would you absolutely refuse to do?
Bungee jump

OFF WORK... What do you do in your spare time?
See friends and family and go travelling. I'm also a big motorsports fan and try and keep up with F1.

PROUD MOMENT... What are you most proud of?
My first solo flight at the controls of a plane in the skies above Clacton.

QUITE ANNOYING... What habits irritate you in other people?
People who lie and think they can get away with it! Grrrr...

REWIND… Where did you grow up?
Witham followed by Chelmsford.

SURPRISING... Tell us something about yourself that no one else knows.
I've done karaoke to Rocket Man by Elton John in at least seven different countries.

TEAM …Pick another presenter and describe him or her in three words?
Simon Dale. Tall, funny, Australian!

UNKNOWN…Tell us something about yourself that no one else knows?
I'm training to be a pilot in my spare time.

VOCAL…. Who is your favourite artist?
Adele at the moment.

WINE... Or beer?
The amber nectar wins every time.

X-RAY…Any broken bones?
I broke my metatarsal once playing football. It happens to all the professionals you know!

ZOO…. If you were an animal, which one would you be?
A monkey!