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So… I have news!

In 2015 my days of being woken at 4 am are set to return! *gulps

But no need to start sending baby grows as this time around my broken nights will be down to me and not a human I’ve created!  Not as far as I know anyway!

No, this time it’s because (in best X-Factor booming announcer voice)  I’m going to be co-presenting Heart Breakfast!

*sings a random jingle **realises “it sounds baaaaad”  ***stops

Yup, 6 till 10 every Monday to Friday I’ll be on-air, oversharing (surely not?) and generally elaborating on my world.

I’m a huge fan of Heart and I’ve covered Heart Breakfast over the last few years, so when they asked if they could tempt me to do something longer term, I figured it could be fun.  And with both kids now school, I’ve been slowly getting back into work so their question couldn’t have been better timed.

The best bit of all?  I get to work with the gorgeous Stuart Miles, my old buddy from my BP days and just a generally lovely human being.  Slightly dangerous, given the stories we know on each other (!) but he’ll be fun to wake up with.  In the platonic sense of course!

We co-hosted together a bit in the summer and it totally felt as if no time had passed and I was reminded of an amazing quote:

True friendship isn’t about being inseparable

It’s when being separated that nothing changes 

STUARTNothing has changed!  Like all great friendships, we just picked up where we left off.  And yes, I’ll have to curb my “here’s a microphone” Instagram and Twitter habit – I realise that!  I’m really looking forward to starting and I know the two of us, along with our super talented and lovely producer Jon, will make a fun team.  The challenge will be remembering we’re on-air and there are actually people listening!  The familiarity may prove a dangerous, albeit very entertaining, listen – possibly probably at my expense!

HEART-SHOOT

So there you have it!  I’ve had to keep the secret since the Autumn when talks started and we had a top-secret photo shoot just before Christmas at the gorgeous Holborn Studios, which gave us a chance for a wander along a Christmassy Oxford Street afterwards and share some bubbles to celebrate the future …. rude not to!  I start in February!

I still have a couple of weeks of getting up at a normal time and THAT’S why I snuck a New Year holiday in this week – incase you noticed on Twitter!  It was the calm before the storm.

Exciting times ahead!  So glad I can finally talk about it!

K x

 

 

41 Comments

  • Reply Katy Hill and Blogging!Katy Hills Blog June 18, 2015 at 2:46 pm

    […] this week has totally run away with me.  I’m now back at work so a combination of Heart Breakfast and This Morning duties, plus running a house and being wife to one and mum to two has left me […]

  • Reply Rachael January 20, 2015 at 6:43 pm

    Congratulations! I will have to make an effort to tune in. I loved your informal, chatty tone at BritMums last year. I bet you’ll make me chortle into my cornflakes a fair few times! x

    • Reply Katy January 21, 2015 at 6:15 pm

      Haha! Thanks! It’s my FULL intention to make you spit out your coffee now and then! 😉 x

  • Reply Candace January 20, 2015 at 11:46 am

    congratulations

    • Reply Katy January 20, 2015 at 4:48 pm

      Thanks! x

  • Reply Suzanne January 20, 2015 at 9:41 am

    Ah congratulations – how exciting! I am sure you will ace it…..the broadcasting, perhaps not the early mornings 😉 I am a dedicated HEART listener and so are my kids. We listen every morning on the school run 🙂

    • Reply Katy January 20, 2015 at 4:48 pm

      Yay! I’m a school run listener too. At least, I WAS! x

  • Reply Kate on thin ice January 17, 2015 at 6:25 pm

    Congratulations. Really looking forward to listening. Love the quote about friendship very much.

    • Reply Katy January 18, 2015 at 7:17 pm

      Thanks Mrs x

  • Reply Heledd January 13, 2015 at 1:32 pm

    Congratulations on your new role! I’m thrilled for you and promise to tune in every morning. No more Chris Evens in this house. All the best Katy, not that you need it xxxx

    • Reply Katy January 18, 2015 at 7:17 pm

      Ah – thanks lady x

  • Reply Becky, English Mum January 13, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    Woohoo! So pleased! The only thing is – and I listen every day – they’ll have to change the jingle as you’re missing a syllable. ‘Heart breakfast… with Stuart and Ka – a- ty!

    • Reply Katy January 18, 2015 at 7:16 pm

      Haha! No – it’ll work! Trust me! Like “Jamie & Emma”! “Stuart & Katy”! I’ll have to be on my toes if you’re listening! 😉 x

  • Reply simon January 12, 2015 at 7:27 pm

    Great to have you here on the radio. Looking forward to waking up with you five days a week (oo-er, I’m gay so don’t worry Trey! )

    Enjoy the roundabouts and the coffee drive-thru xx

    • Reply Katy January 13, 2015 at 10:31 am

      Ha! The drive-thru is the only reason I took the job tbh! 😉 x

  • Reply Michelle Twin Mum January 12, 2015 at 3:59 pm

    Sucj good news Katy, enjoy xx

    • Reply Katy January 13, 2015 at 10:31 am

      Thanks! x

  • Reply Nickie January 12, 2015 at 3:09 pm

    yay!! Congratulations!! My dream job – I’ll now have to live vicariously through you 😀

    • Reply Katy January 12, 2015 at 3:39 pm

      Always welcome xx

  • Reply Mummy Barrow January 12, 2015 at 3:07 pm

    THRILLED FOR YOU. Completely. I am going to have to move house though so I can get you. Or get a better digital radio.

    Well done, such great news and you are a natural on radio. Here’s to the future!

    • Reply Katy January 12, 2015 at 3:39 pm

      Ah – if ONLY you were EVER on your computer!! You know I’ll be sure to publicise the link for listening online 😉 xx

  • Reply elisa tomba January 12, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    Fab fab news!! Very exciting indeed! You will do brilliantly, OBVIOUSLY 🙂 Good luck darling xx

    • Reply Katy January 12, 2015 at 3:38 pm

      Thanks lady x

  • Reply Mari January 12, 2015 at 2:48 pm

    Ohhh, me too, I’ll have to change my station to listen in. WELL DONE! I’m so pleased for you, amazing news, not such an amazing alarm call though.
    It’s going to be great year!

    • Reply Katy January 12, 2015 at 3:38 pm

      Yay! Change away lovely Mari! xx

  • Reply Katy Hill joins Stuart Miles at Heart Four Counties | RadioToday January 12, 2015 at 2:18 pm

    […] blogged about the news today saying she’s kept it a secret for months: “I’ve had to keep the […]

  • Reply Jenny from Cheetahs In My Shoes January 12, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    Congratulations Katy – you look so at ease with Stuart in the pictures – I’m sure the fun of working together again will make those 4am starts so much more bearable *winces*

  • Reply Clare Goldsack January 12, 2015 at 12:59 pm

    Woo hoo! Well done you! How exciting! Wishing you lots of luck with your new venture. Say hi to Stuart for me. Cxx

    • Reply Katy January 12, 2015 at 1:00 pm

      Ah – lovely Clare! Of course xx

  • Reply Vanessa January 12, 2015 at 12:54 pm

    Amazing news Katie! Well done and I’m sure it will be fabulous! X

    • Reply Katy January 12, 2015 at 12:58 pm

      You’ll have to listen! 😉 xx

  • Reply Annwen January 12, 2015 at 12:37 pm

    Great news, wouldn’t fancy those early starts but I’m sure you’ll make or look easy! X

    • Reply Katy January 12, 2015 at 12:58 pm

      Thanks! x

  • Reply Katie January 12, 2015 at 12:15 pm

    Ahh congratulations Katie i did expect a bit of baby news there but this is equally exciting! I look forward to tuning in 🙂 x

    • Reply Katy January 12, 2015 at 12:57 pm

      Ha! Although I was next to a newborn this morning & got VERY broody! Don’t tell the Mr! x

  • Reply Lady Briggs January 12, 2015 at 12:10 pm

    Ooooh how exciting, big congrats lovely I am looking forward to listening already! x

    • Reply Katy January 12, 2015 at 12:57 pm

      Thanks lady! x

  • Reply Actually Mummy... January 12, 2015 at 12:02 pm

    That’s fabulous news Katy, and very well deserved! Good luck with the early starts (you won’t need it with the show, you’ll be perfect) x

    • Reply Katy January 12, 2015 at 12:57 pm

      Thanks lady! 4 will be a bit of a shock! x

  • Reply Verily Victoria Vocalises January 12, 2015 at 12:02 pm

    Yay! Congratulations Katy – I am going to have to change my morning listening now 🙂 All the best with your new role x

    • Reply Katy January 12, 2015 at 12:57 pm

      Haha! You WILL! 😉 xx

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