Where are you from?
Bo in Hertfordshire. Lived in North Yorkshire for 6 years, but for 11 years have been in North Hampshire.
How did you get started in broadcasting?
After doing Drama/TV degree, had a short spell as an actor and also as a lead singer in a band, before joining Hampshire Chronicle newspaper, in Winchester. After spells on papers in Derby and Windsor, joined BBC Radio Solent, as a trainee reporter.
When was that?
Why News broadcasting?
It gives amazing variety. One day you can be reporting on robot camel jockeys and the abuse of children in camel racing, in the Middle East, the next you can be back home in the studio, looking ahead to the 6 nations with a live guest. I love the live element of the news, as well, the fact that you often have to come off autocue to adlib, a breaking sport story.
Where else would have viewers seen or heard you before?
BBC South Today, the regional programme for the South, where i was news, sport and entertainment, reporter/presenter, at various points. I started off as the isle of wight reporter..a great patch to cover.
What is your Best on-air moment?
Either broadcasting live from a mock “Bucking Bronco” while at South Today, or singing a sports ditty for Bill Tubull on Breakfast ..maybe that should be a worst.
What is your Worst on-air moment?
When i knocked my cup of water flying while introducing my first sports story.
What would you like to do before your career ends?
Broadcast from the Beijing Olympics..i think it will be a fascinating games, because of the culture shock for many.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
I still play football, and am a keen hasher (Hash House Harriers running club). I also walk our dog Basil and love camping in a field under the stars. Plus travel and music and reading, and the occasional trip to the theatre.
What advice would you give to anyone that would like to get into the broadcasting world?
Local newspapers are a great way to start. They give you a broad grounding in all sorts of joualism, and train you in writing, law, shorthand, which is all so very important. Also if at University, join the campus, tv/radio station..anything to get some experience.
Kept busy with 3 lovely daughters, so watching sport at home, rather than Barbie, Tracey Beaker, or Pippin can be a bit of a challenge.
A big thanks to Mike for taking part.
Mike Bushell, sports presenter for BBC Breakfast, is the sixth celebrity contestant confirmed for the brand new series of Strictly Come Dancing. “I am so excited to be joining this year’s Strictly Come Dancing,” said Mike. “I’ve heard so many… Read more
The BBC today announced that Naga Munchetty is to join the family of presenters who fronts its flagship morning news programme, BBC Breakfast. Naga joins Bill Turnbull, Louise Minchin and Charlie Stayt to host the breakfast programme, which broadcasts daily… Read more
BBC Breakfast will broadcast from its new home in MediaCityUK, Salford, for the first time on Tuesday 10 April 2012. The morning news programme will continue to be presented by a team well known to the Breakfast audience, with Bill… Read more