Nadia Sawalha is one of television's busiest presenters having never been off our screens for the last 16 years.
Nadia first came to fame as Annie Palmer in EastEnders in the late 90s then switched to TV presenting as one of the original line-up of ITV’s award-winning Loose Women. She then racked up credits including City Hospital, Eating In The Sun, Passport To The Sun, Wanted Down Under, Saturday Cookbook to name just a few and can often been seen standing in for her good friend Lorraine on Friday's or cooking up a storm as the resident cook on The Alan Titchmarsh show.
The popular married mum of two won Celebrity Master Chef and quickly became one of the country's most in demand foodies. She is author of the best-selling cookbooks Stuffed Vine Leaves Saved My Life, Greedy Girls Diet, and she is currently putting the finishing touches to her third book Greedy Girls 2: Second Helpings.
Nadia is the food columnist for the Daily Mirror and Best magazine. And now she is joining us as co-host of Sunday Scoop.
Find out more about Nadia in her quick-fire Q&A below...
A perfect Sunday morning for me would be: A loooong lie in with papers, fella, kids and dog with piles of full fat extra big almond croissants and very milky (full fat) coffee…
My favourite breakfast is: Well… if I’ve had almond croissants as a starter I would then like to move seamlessly to bacon and runny egg sarnies! This is of course only in a dream world! The reality has to be (with my genetic tendency to run to fat) something low fat-ish!
My ideal Saturday night TV would be: The big X, the Strictly, or Breaking Bad! Oh, and can I have a curry too please!
On Sunday evenings I like to relax by: By snuggling up on the sofa with the family and watching Bake Off or Downton whilst checking the kids for nits!
My alarm goes off on a Monday morning at: Ahhhh 6.30… two kids, four guinea pigs, two goldfish one husband and a dog… that’s a lot of feeding and sock finding!
In the morning, the one thing I couldn’t live without is: Tea, and radio four, and cuddles… (the cuddles come from all of those I fed in ‘what time does your alarm go off?’ answer)
When cooking, my speciality dish is: Are you crazy… there are five thousand of them!!! No it’s not possible… I can’t answer this… my god I feel faint…
My favourite person to follow on Twitter is: Kaye Adams - she insults me in a way that no other can! I also love @withnailzer he just selflessly tweets lines from one of my favourite films ever Withnail and I to make his tweethearts howl with laughter!
You’d be surprised to learn that: I am at my happiest in a kitchen, a live studio, a theatre, an art gallery, or a pub!
If I could meet anyone in the world, who I haven’t already, it would be: The entire cast, crew and production team of Breaking Bad (the greatest drama ever created) we would have a lot to talk about!