Adam Ball

Adam Ball presents Heart Drivetime each weekday afternoon from 16.00-19.00 and Saturday morning's on Heart from 08.00-12.00.

Here's everything you ever wanted to know about Didcot's most famous resident!


Full Name

Adam Ball

Where did you go to school?

Fitzharrys School, Abingdon

Star sign


Any nicknames?

Ball bags and Bally

Do you have any hobbies?

Writing music, playing guitar, piano and drums.  I enjoy tennis and golf

If you had a superpower, what would it be?

Invisibility!!!!  I could go anywhere I liked then, like Cheryl Cole's dressing room!

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

Having someone you love, being warm and cosy and having a good vintage port on tap!

Which living person do you most admire and why?

Simon Cowell – he has made himself a great success from nothing, a very clever man with a huge amount of drive!

What vehicles do you own?

A BMW and a push bike that has a rusty chain.

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?

I don’t like admitting when I am wrong.

What is the trait you most deplore in others?

People that don’t admit when they are wrong and I am right!!

Where would you like to live? 

In a little village called Blewbury near Didcot.

What is your greatest regret?

I don’t have any!!  Life is a lesson and with regrets you wouldn’t have learnt anything!!

What do you most dislike about your appearance?

My BIG ears!

What is your favourite smell?

Fresh bed sheets and cut grass!

What is your favourite book?

'Yes Man'! Awesome!!!

What or who is the greatest love of your life?

My fiancée Jo.

Have you ever said ‘I love you’ and not meant it?

Yes, when I got a free pint in a pub once, I said it to the barmaid... I’m glad I didn’t mean it as she turned out to be a HE!!

Which words or phrases do you most overuse?

No worries and cool!

What single thing would improve the quality of your life?

Having a dishwasher!!!

How do you relax?

Hot bath and a glass of wine OR a bit of Enigma while on the sofa!!

Do you believe in life after death?


How would you like to be remembered?

As someone who was honest, funny, loved and made a difference.

What is the most important lesson life has taught you?

If ever you manage to date a girl who is waaay too good for you – Marry her!!!!!

Any places you love going?

The Barley Mow pub - lovely Sunday roast!  And Wittenham Clumps for a good walk afterwards!

Which restaurants, bars and pubs do you hang out in?

The Ladygrove in Didcot sometimes for Quiz Night, and The Living Room in Oxford for a few cocktails!

Do you have any phobias?


What about hidden talents?

I can dislocate my big toe… I get told off if I do though!

What's the best piece of advice anyone's ever given you?

Don’t jump!!

The best gig you’ve been to?

Robbie at The Bowl in Milton Keynes!  BRILLIANT!!!

The first record you ever bought?

ACE OF BASE! Arrrghh!!

Your favourite place to go on holiday?

Portugal and New York!

Your favourite three songs?

Three Times A Lady, Sir Duke, Piano Man.

Your top three films?

Shawshank Redemption, Jaws and Top Gun!!

Your favourite TV shows?

Coronation Street and 'Enders... oh, and Hollyoaks!