June 19 2013 Latest news:
by John Phillips , Senior Reporter
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Kiss FM DJ Charlie Hedges is burning the candle at both ends with a trailblazing series of live gigs culminating with a residency in clubbing capital Ibiza.
Charlie, 25, is the youngest female breakfast DJ in the UK and has bagged interviews with a host of celebrities including Daniel Craig, Jennifer Aniston, Rihanna, Britney Spears and her teenage idol Justin Timberlake.
The self-confessed workaholic, who was brought up near Heathway, Dagenham, will play the Electric Brixton at Easter, the High Definition festival in Ilford this June and is to make her BBC debut on a new programme about busy high-flyers, Burning the Candle at Both Ends, later this year. She said: “I’m not nervous at all. When I’m behind the decks I feel like I’m in the best place in the world.
“I don’t get intimidated. But I came close with Justin Timberlake, as I was his biggest fan.”
The chirpy Romford girl gets up at 3.30am to spin records for her weekday Kiss FM slot, Catch Charlie.
She also does MTV voiceovers, is an ambassador for the youth charity the Prince’s Trust and is training for next year’s London marathon.
Charlie will be heading to Ibiza for a four-date residency at a nightspot called Ushuaia.
She is booked in for another two gigs at Space, one of the island’s biggest clubs, in August.
An episode of the upcoming BBC3 documentary, set to be aired before the end of the summer, will document Charlie’s typical day, starting with her breakfast show, followed by the usual meetings and photo shoots before following her behind the decks at one of her gigs.
She added: “I’m a total workaholic. I can’t function without doing some sort of work.
“I had a crazy few years. I worked hard and was totally focused on the career I wanted. I think you have to work hard and have fun with it.
“I am naturally a morning person and a lively person.
“Sometimes it is a challenge.
“It’s all about balance. But it’s nothing a can of Red Bull won’t sort out.”
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