Tuesday 16 January 2018

It's great being back after break for cancer fight


It's so great to be back in 2FM after being off sick for so long.

I was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma last year and after six months of chemo, I no longer have cancer.

Being back on my show, it feels like I can finally draw the line under the whole thing and move on.

I'm a little wrecked after the show each night, but I think that's normal for anyone who has been away from work for so long.

It's been brilliant to be back in the studio and in a routine, as well as earning a crust.

While I was off, I had to take a step back from the show for my own sake.


I didn't listen to it at all - it would've driven me crazy to hear it and think about what songs I would have played and what I would have said.

In fact, I didn't listen to any radio at all when I was sick - I think when you work in it, it's impossible to enjoy it in a normal way.

This past month or so, however, I've been immersing myself in it again to prepare for coming back to the show.

I've had a lot of time off to think about how I wanted the show to be, so I've made a few small tweaks here and there.

What's important to me is that the show is all about the music, that's how it should be.

I've been listening to so much new music - finding songs to play is the hardest part.

I listen to hundreds of songs to find what I'm going to play, and I think it's important to give all the music a fair chance when I'm choosing.

Since being sick, I think that I'm looking at everything with a slightly different perspective. I think I take things a little less seriously now.

Of course I take my career as seriously as ever, but I'm definitely not going to agonise over small things as much.

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