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Interviewing soap star Jacqueline Leonard

Whilst relocating to the South of the country meant my stint running the Chorley 102.8 FM Art and Lifestyle show would be brief, my last live show was a real humdinger!

Having received an email from the station director asking if I would attend a press conference in Preston’s guildhall I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect… The press conference was planned to announce this years pantomime season, with the added potential bonus of meeting the cast of the headlining show. So, I agreed.

Phoning ahead I organised two interviews on the day; Richard Simkin (Head of operations) and Susan Burns (General Manager)… but having watched the press conference it struck me that there were further opportunities both for the guildhall and indeed the radio station! After the conference I got the necessary memorabilia shots with the two most attractive ladies at the event; soap and film star Jacqueline Leonard (below left) and CBBC Newsround presenter Hayley Hassall (below right).


Following the cheeky photocall I couldn’t stop myself from asking the highly talented and stunning actress Jacqueline Leonard for an interview, she agreed, and the rest as they say is history! So, for those fans of Eastenders, Corrie, Doctors, Peak Practice and the like, brace yourselves for this fantastic interview. I should add that the Jacqueline Leonard interview by no means caters only for soap fans. With Christmas coming so is panto season! If you are based within travelling distance of Preston guildhall do they have a treat for you this Christmas. So, listen in to the interviews and check out when the star studded cast of Sleeping Beauty will come together for the 2015/16 panto season and don’t miss the panto teaser video at the end of the show!


Tickets are limited folks (Oh yes they are!), so why not get across to the Preston Guildhall website by clicking on the poster below and secure your tickets today!


Simon Duringer is an award winning blogger, interviewer and author. He is the presenter of the Chorley 102.8 FM Arts and Lifestyle Show and a member of The Lancashire Authors Association. His books can be found on Amazon by clicking any of the following icons…