Harriet Scott Biography
Harriet Scott is a British radio presenter with Magic FM, presenting the Weekday Breakfast show with Ronan Keating. After studying History at Hull University, she became a production assistant for BBC Radio Humberside. A move to GWR followed, after which she worked at a number of other stations, including Viking FM, 2-Ten FM, and BRMB in Birmingham. It was while at BRMB in 1997 that she began to move into television, becoming the travel presenter for ITV Central in the West Midlands. She went on to spend several years at Virgin Radio.
Harriet Scott Age
Harriet Scott was born on 23 January 1972. She is 46 years old as of 2018.
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She married David Bloom in 2009 with whom they had two sons, Louis born in January 2010 and Max in October 2011.
Harriet Scott Children
Harriet is a loving mother of two sons, Louis born in January 2010 and Max in October 2011.
Harriet Scott Career
She first became a production assistant for BBC Radio Humberside just after clearing her History study at Hull University. She grew first in the media industry moving from BBC to GWR then Viking FM, 2-Ten FM, and BRMB in Birmingham. While at BRMB (1997), she began moving to television where she worked as a travel presenter for ITV Central in the West Midlands. She later went to work for Virgin Radio for several years.
She joined Heart in 2002 as a presenter. She began co-presenting Heart Breakfast on Heart London alongside Jamie Theakston in February 2005. The duo have won several awards together including: Sony Radio Silver Award for Best Entertainment Show and Radio Presenters of the Year at the Arqiva Commercial Radio Awards. Scott was maternity cover for Emma Bunton on Heart each Saturday drivetime from April to July 2011.She left Heart on 30 November 2012.
Sunday 2 September 2012 was when she first made her debut on BBC London 94.9 sitting in for Simon Lenderman and airing the 10 pm to 2 am show while Ray Khan was airing an Overnight Show on Sunday 23 December 2012, 2 am till 6 am. Harriet was announced as the new early breakfast show presenter in late December 2012. S
he began presenting Weekday Early Breakfast on BBC London 94.9 on 7 January 2013 and continued until January 2014 when James Max took over. She has been co-presenting the Sunday Mid-morning show with Chris Rogers on the same station since January 2014, which is live 9 am till 12 pm.
She has been a cover presenter on the same station for Vanessa Feltz on her mid-morning radio show, Penny Smith on the Breakfast Show, Joanne Good on the afternoon show and Gaby Roslin’s Sunday late afternoon entertainment show, most recently in July 2014. Harriet made her debut on BBC Radio 2 on Saturday 1 March 2014 covering for Anneka Rice Saturday morning show and exactly a month later made her debut on BBC Three Counties Radio sitting in for Nick Coffer, 12 pm till 3 pm. In June 2014, Harriet presented on BBC Northampton sitting in twice on the Summer Saturday late afternoon show, 3 pm till 6 pm. In September 2017, Harriet joined Ronan Keating on Magic 105.4 FM Breakfast, running Monday to Fridays, 6 am till 10 am.
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Harriet Scott Net Worth
Her net worth is $19 Million.
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After ten years at London’s Heart, Harriet Scott made the decision to step down as co-host of the Heart Breakfast show. Harriet joined Heart 10 years ago teamed up with Jamie Theakston in 2005 co-present Heart Breakfast. Since then, they have woken up millions of listeners across London and won numerous awards, including a Sony Radio Silver Award for Best Entertainment Show and Radio Presenters of the Year at the Arqiva Commercial Radio Awards.
Harriet said: “Heart has been a huge part of my life for the past decade. I have enjoyed some truly wonderful times on and off-air with the presenters, producers and, most importantly, the listeners. My life has changed massively since starting on Heart 106.2. I met my husband and welcomed my two children Louis and Max into the world. The Heart listeners have been there every step of the way and it has been an honour to share these events with them. Waking up London has been one of the best jobs in the world and it has been a privilege to do it alongside Jamie. He has been a brilliant co-host and I will really miss seeing him every day.”
Harriet’s final Heart Breakfast was on Friday 30th November.
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‘The best against the best,’ may be the modern day mantra of youth development but for Ireland defender Harriet Scott it really started with the girls against the boys.
Scott’s earliest memories in football revolve around kickabouts with her father, Neil, and four sisters in the back garden but her first real challenge came when she and some of her female friends found it difficult to get a proper look-in at her local club in Caversham, near Reading.
“I played for them for two or three years but the girls weren’t playing or weren’t being moved up the ranks the way the boys were and so one of the parents took all the girls and made a fully girls team. We actually played against our own team and beat them, which was pretty satisfying.
“After that, we used to show up to tournaments and the boys would be ‘what’s going on here?’, maybe even laugh, and then we’d win which would wipe the smiles off their faces.”
Scott, primarily a left back since her return to the Irish ranks in March though she has played almost everywhere across the back as well as out on the wings at one stage or another, describes herself as “a very, very aggressive defender.” And she believes that having to compete in those early days against the boys helped her become the player she is.
Through a friend, word reached the underage set up at Reading and she joined the club at 10, spending the next six years with their academy, then progressing through the reserves to the first team. There was a break to study physiotherapy along the way, but after the club won promotion to the top flight Women’s Super League in 2015 she was offered the chance to go pro and grabbed it with both hands.
“I didn’t think I wanted to be a professional footballer when I was younger,” she recalls. “I just played a bit on the side because I really enjoyed it. But I went back to Reading, we got promoted, I was presented with a full-time contract and I had to decide; do I want to do this? And I decided. This has been my hobby for my whole life but to turn my hobby and passion into my full-time breadwinning occupation is amazing really.”
The money, she admits, is not great but is getting better. “It varies a lot from players who are at the top of the league and the top of the table, definitely earning more than if they were on, say, a teaching salary or something like that to players lower down in the league who are definitely earning less than they would be in a full-time job.”
Her first Irish call-up came in her mid teens. Her connections to this country are strong with three out of four grandparents (the fourth, she says, would have comfortably qualified to play on the ancestry rule). And when she was growing up there was always a sense of instinctively rooting, she recalls with a laugh, for Ireland over England.
She was a part of the Noel King managed Under-17 team that put Germany out on the way to the final of the European Championships in 2010 and then reached to the quarters of the World Cup in Trinidad and Tobago. It is an experience she still speaks of with a touch of awe because of the mix of footballing styles she was exposed to in games against the likes of Brazil, Ghana and Japan.
But she drifted off the international scene after that as her studies took precedence for a time and she was first obliged to decline a call-up, then simply stopped getting them for a few years.
Full-time football has opened the door for her again, though, with new coach Colin Bell handing her what she says came as a surprise recall for the recent Cyprus tournament. She is intent on seizing this second chance.
Having played her part in the team keeping five clean sheets in six games under Bell, she is looking likely to start away to Scotland in Friday night’s friendly then, beyond that, to nail down a regular spot for the forthcoming World Cup campaign. She is certainly relishing the role.
“I love defending,” she says with obvious enthusiasm. “I focus very strongly on how physical I am, I use my body very well, I’m quite short but I’m good in the air for my height. And full-back is the perfect position because you do have that option of attacking a bit. But for me if it was a choice between scoring or making a block in the six yard box that stops a goal, l would probably choose the block; it’s much more satisfying.”
She has certainly made her presence felt and hopes to make an impression against a Scottish side preparing for this summer’s European Championships.
“Scotland will be interesting,” she adds. “They’re the kind of a team that we would like to emulate because they are small country with a lot of passion behind them and have managed to do something really good. It’s a good test for us because they have qualified and that’s what we are determined to next time. It will be good to see where we are in comparison.”
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Ronan Keating and Harriet Scott ‘shocked’ at children going without food during Summer holidays
The singer Ronan Keating has launched an appeal to get food to the estimated one in eight children who do not get enough to eat during the school holidays. Boyzone singer Keating and Harriet Scott, his Magic Breakfast radio show co-host, said they were shocked to learn that more than six out of ten parents with household incomes of less than £25,000 say that they are not always able to afford to buy food outside of term time.
Some children are reported to have vomited from lack of food. Others were fed flavoured water or cereal as their parents could not afford proper meals for them. Holiday Hunger campaign The DJs are asking listeners to donate to Holiday Hunger, a campaign to support clubs and groups which need funding to provide food and activities for disadvantaged children during the Summer break. Keating told i: “It’s a shocking statistic that one in eight kids who rely on getting a hot meal in school go short of food when Summertime comes around. For kids in the UK, that’s not right in this day and age.”
Scott said: “We were both shocked at the figures. Until we started talking about this on air a lot of people didn’t know that children were struggling to get their three meals a day.” “Now when I’m at the school gate with my kids, the mums and dads are saying ‘We heard you talking about this, what can we do?’”. Cash for Kids charity Listeners are asked to make donate from £5 to £50. The money will be distributed by the Cash for Kids charity to clubs, groups and organisations who organise activities for disadvantaged children and require funding to provide food.
The public is also being asked to donate to their local food bank during the summer holidays owing to increasing demand from families who rely on free school meals during term time. The Trussell Trust, an anti-poverty charity which works with 420 food banks, said an increase in food bank use over the summer was driven by a rise in demand by children.
A report by the all-party parliamentary group on hunger estimated that the lack of access to free school meals during the holidays could cost parents between £30 and £40 a week per child. Labour has blamed a rise in child food poverty on government policies such as the rollout of universal credit. Ms Scott said the Magic Radio campaign wasn’t intended to be political. “It’s just a way to help a problem that exists,” she said. “This money isn’t for taking children on fancy dan Summer trips. It’s to do with the absolute basic of getting food to them.”
Boyzone farewell Keating, who will rejoin Boyzone for a farewell tour this year, said he was “always blew my mind” how his mother had been able to get food on the table for he and his four siblings, when he was growing up in a “working class” Irish family.
Scott said she had spoken to a girl who had finished her GCSEs but kept coming back to her school just to get her school lunch. “It was the staple of her day. Without the security of that meal at school she was at a loss at how to feed herself during the day.” The i’s Christmas appeal for the Magic Breakfast charity, not connected to Magic Radio, raised more than £175,000 which was used to give disadvanted children a free and healthy daily breakfast.
Adapted from inews.co.uk
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