She may now work with a national broadcaster in London, but Scots presenter Storm Huntley believes there can never be enough regional TV.
The new BBC Scotland channel has split opinion since launching last month but Storm, who was part of the now-defunct STV Glasgow, is a fan.
“I think there is a place for regional channels, and the more the better,” she said.
“They give new presenters and talent a platform.
“The BBC Scotland channel has done a really good job so far and I’ve been watching a lot of it.”
It’s a surprise to hear Storm has time to watch TV, as she is busy making so much of it herself.
As well as co-host for Channel 5 morning show, Jeremy Vine, (and its Matthew Wright predecessor) and presenter of CBeebies show, Down On The Farm, Storm has made two documentaries for Channel 5 sister station, 5Star.
Focusing on serious subjects like homelessness and the sex industry, 32-year-old Storm said it was an eye-opener.
“Every day was a school day,” she continued.
“I loved the process of making these. Accessing the people’s lives was such an incredible thing and I’m grateful to everyone who agreed to talk.”
Storm and her family have moved between Glasgow and London since her childhood, but it was only two weeks after returning south after leaving STV Glasgow that she landed The Wright Stuff job.
“It was my first screen test and I didn’t expect anything to come of it, as there were another 17 or 18 girls there,” she smiled.
“I told my agent I wouldn’t be holding my breath, but later that day I received the call saying I had it.
“I had watched the show all through my university days, so I was thrilled.”
Sex On The Streets, 5Star, Mon, 9pm.
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