Shrewsbury teacher's starring role on Zoe Ball show

By Mark Andrews | Shrewsbury | Shrewsbury entertainment | Published:

A Shrewsbury teacher got a taste of life on the airwaves after winning a competition to be a special guest on Zoe Ball's Radio 2 breakfast show.

Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys of Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, Zoe Ball, Sharon Evans from Shrewsbury and her friend Rachael Dean on the Radio 2 breakfast show, with (front row) John Bishop and Idina Menzel

Sharon Evans appeared live on air alongside comedian John Bishop, American actress Idina Menzel and electronic music band Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark for the show on Friday morning.

She and her friend Rachael Dean were treated to the full VIP treatment, taken on a tour of the Wogan House studios in London and then watched the filming of the Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two television programme.

Sharon won the competition after correctly answering five showbusiness-related questions in 60 seconds in the show's 5-Star Biz Quiz slot on Thursday.

Sharon said: "It's been absolutely brilliant, it's been the most amazing experience. I always listen to the show.

"I was invited to ask Idina a question, which was 'how different is it voicing a film character to acting on the stage?'

"She answered that she enjoyed them both, but they were very different."

Sharon said the experience had really whetted appetite about how the media worked, and said she would love work in radio.

"It's such a buzzing, cool place to work," she said.

Mark Andrews

By Mark Andrews

Senior news writer for the Shropshire Star specialising in in-depth features and commentary, investigative reporting and political matters.


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