Meet our Presenters
Nicholas passion for travel is something shes had since childhood. Lucky enough to have parents who lived for their holidays abroad, Nichola started travelling at the age of 2!
She trained professionally as a dancer in Ballet and Contemporary, whilst keeping her love of presenting to herself, (she was, - as she says herself - a rather shy and gangly looking teenager!) However, as her confidence grew (and this came from various Saturday and summer holiday jobs working in Boots the chemist and having various bar/promotion jobs - some of them excruciatingly embarrassing), Nichola came up with a plan that would enable her to travel and present. She worked as a trolley dolly (she claims that those who have flown are allowed to use such terminology) whilst on her days off she did everything in her power to gain experience in television.
After a couple of years flying and having constantly chubby ankles from the air pressure, AND having to turn down presenting work to fly, Nichola made the bold decision to leave her stable job in the skies to throw herself into one that would keep her a little more on the ground (well in some ways). Presenting the news came next as she qualified as a journalist, followed by a three year stint as the weather girl for the BBC in the North West.
News, weather, documentaries, presenting "Children In Need" with the ever adorable Pudsey Bear, shivering in Lapland with Santa Claus, ....a fair bit of radio and acting work too on programmes such as 'Nice Guy Eddie", "Clocking Off", and 'Hollyoaks", Nichola was still feeling the need to travel. With perfect timing ESSENTIAL came along, after shiny floor game show " Bingo Night Live" came to an end.
Nichola's first trip took her to a truly beautiful island, and whilst very happy living the 5 star life on Mauritius, Nichola's really an outdoors girl who's not afraid of getting down and dirty and roughing it a little. Her love for people and how they live their lives in different parts of the world is something that she's keen to explore further whilst at the same time, her training and experience in drama, dance and music, means she's also equally keen to discover what different forms of the arts mean to people in various parts of the world, and what makes people "tick".