Although known for her trademark TV ‘bye bye’ sign off, Emma originally trained to be a veterinary surgeon. She’s worked extensively with animals, specialising in exotic species and cruelty cases. She had a place at Cambridge University, but after her gap year ended up in television.
From Ruby Wax and light entertainment programmes, Emma forged a path for herself, working her way from behind the scenes to front of camera. This helps her enormously in her day-to-day professional life – she knows exactly what those on the other side of the lens require of her.
As well as presenting the weather for ITV Central and Granada, she has started a new sporting service, Racing Weather, which has given her national exposure on C4′s The Morning Line, Channel 4 Racing and dedicated horseracing satellite channels.
She hosts live events at many racecourses now – race nights, electronic racing, ladies’ nights, awards ceremonies and conferences, and has experience of managing electronic auctions and raffles. Her latest project, Racing Ladies, is taking off too.
Emma loves live work – whether on camera, or on stage – and regularly gets up in front of 6000 people to host some of Europe’s largest top-drawer conferences.