Hi, I'm Samanthi and I’ve been part of the This Morning presenting team for over a year now.
As a die-hard music geek I became a presenter on student radio while at The University of Leeds. I went on to host various shows on XFM for 3 years before launching Q Radio for Q Magazine in 2008 - fronting the station’s flagship show QPM. I had everyone from Coldplay and Lily Allen to comedians like Dara O’Briain and legends like Jane Birkin and photographer David Bailey as my guests, and it was a great excuse to get loads of my favourite bands in to play live sessions.
My first TV gig came with the BBC2 Brit-Asian arts and culture magazine show, “Desi DNA”. I reported on film and music stories as well as the serious issue of skin lightening in the Asian community.
More recently I’ve dabbled in the world of showbiz reporting - creating online videos for ITN Productions covering hot celeb stories and interviewing stars on the red carpet.
You can usually find me down the front at gigs or huddled in the back of the cinema, otherwise I'm probably at the local pub quiz or watching endless DVD box sets of cult TV shows from my sofa!