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TSF 48: Emily Hartridge – TV Presenter & YouTuber

Emily is a presenter and internet sensation. She is the founder of worldwide hit YouTube show 10 Reasons Why… Taking a wry, witty look at the world we live in. Broadcast every Monday on YouTube, with over 3 million viewers a month and having been referred to as ‘the latest internet sensation’ by Cosmopolitan, LOOK Magazine and Mail Online, Emily’s show has been picked up worldwide. Her latest project, the six-part series ‘Oh Sh*t I’m 30’, can be found now on All 4.
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Best piece of advice you’ve received?
 My old boss said to me ‘never give up on your dreams’, thank God I never did!
 
Favourite shops?
 Anything with food in it and Urban Outfitters
 
Best meal?
Hands DOWN- chicken texas bbq pizza from Domino’s with about 5 pots of garlic and herb dip. Quickly followed by large milk buttons and mini twirls
 
What is your guilty pleasure?
 Ibiza Weekender- the thing is I know it’s actually a sh*t show but I just bloody love it.
 
Best weekend activity?
 Walking a dog called Olive from Borrowmydoggy in Battersea park (weather permitting) I want to get a dog so badly but until I can this is the next best thing. For any other dog lovers reading this sign up, you wont regret it.
 
I achieved my current role through?
ALOT of hard work and determination. I had so many doors closed in my face for so many years but I am very tenacious and never gave up.
 
If you could capture and bottle a smell, what would it be and why?
 There is male perfume or deodorant called Creed which seriously is the best smell I have EVER smelt in my life. If I walk past a guy wearing it, I have a hard time not turning around and jumping on him, whatever he may look like and whatever age he may be. It’s THAT good
 
Who would you invite to your perfect dinner party (dead or alive)?
 Freddie Mercury because i bloody love Queen. Jack the Ripper because I would have ALOT of questions for him and Liam Hemsworth because I would get him drunk and try and kiss him. Basically no women allowed it seems, haha
 
What’s your favourite place in the world and why?
 My favourite place is the world is somewhere called SteepHill Cove in the Isle of Wight. You have to be park up the top and walk down to cove as no cars are allowed down there. There are about 6 beach houses and a beach and its the most beautiful and peaceful place on earth. It’s my happy place
 
What are your ‘on duty’ and ‘off duty’ looks?
 I wish I could say they were different but they’re not. I am rubbish at make up so it kind of looks the same all the time except I might add a red lip in the evening if I am feeling particularly fancy. Although I find red lipstick really high maintenance and essentially a pain in the ass
 
Best way to wind down?
Light some candles, get horizontal (on the sofa!) and put on a good movie. To me, that scenario is bliss 
 
Any cuisines you love or loathe?
I love a good Asian meal and I LOVE pizza (even though that’s not necessarily a cuisine). I loathe tapas because the portions are too small.
 
What’s in your handbag?
A lot of crap! You know those girls who keep their bags immaculate? Well I am the opposite. But if I was to answer this question seriously I would say… make up, phone, keys and more make up.
 
Why does your job matter to you?
Because we spend the majority of our lives working and I refuse to be miserable in my job. Life is far too short for that! 
 
What’s your daily uniform?
Ripped jeans of some variety, doc martins, a black top and a shirt tied around my waist. I need to start mixing it up a bit, or so my sisters keep telling me.
 
What’s your favourite waste of time?
Watching Ibiza Weekender, there’s something horrifically addictive about that show but I do feel like I lose brain cells every time I watch it.
 
If you could change a work decision, what would it be and why?
I wish I hadn’t let anxiety rule my decisions a few years ago because I gave everything up for a long time and that was the wrong decision. 
 
Essential store cupboard ingredients?
Almond butter, humous (although that’s in the fridge), coffee, red wine…these things are all I need in life really. 
 
What are you wearing today and what made you choose it?
I am wearing blue ripped jeans, converse trainers, a white jumper and a khaki green jacket. I chose it because I was travelling to Stockholm so I wanted to be comfortable on the plane but also to look like someone who would like to be upgraded (I didn’t get upgraded)
 
What talent do you yearn for?
I can sing ok but I want to have an amazing singing voice that when I sing everyone stops what they’re doing and listens. My friend Rosie Hopkins has a voice like that and I love and hate her both at the same time because of it. 
 
My typical day is?
God, that’s difficult. Everyday is so different for me. I usually get up about 8am, make a coffee and go for a walk (okay I lie, I buy one from Starbucks). Then I check my emails and social media. I might have some tv meetings to go to or I might be presenting something that day which usually means long hours. I quite like to chill a lot so on the nights I don’t go out I will head home, cook something easy (I can’t really cook) sit on the sofa and chill the hell out with my flat mates watching what is most likely some form of reality tv.
 
If you had a 25th hour each day, what would you do?
Sleep because I don’t get enough of it
 
What should people look out for?
My new channel 4 show called ‘oh sh*t I’m 30’ 
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