Tom_in_Oz_: @rickedwards1 Rick are us lowly folk able to ask questions about your career for the blog and get a reply...or is it against your policy?
rickedwards1: @Tom_in_Oz_ ask away. I have an open door policy. Within reason.
Tom_in_Oz_: @rickedwards1 I will limit it to 5 questions then...like I did with @PeteLordAardman
Tom_in_Oz_: @rickedwards1 1) What age did you realise you wanted to get into the media?
rickedwards1: @Tom_in_Oz_ 1. not sure. But it never felt like I'd end up doing a 'traditional job'. Was always too fidgety and attention-seeking.
Tom_in_Oz_: @rickedwards1 2) Who influenced you in your younger years and who did you want to emulate or copy? Or was your style your own?
rickedwards1: @Tom_in_Oz_ 2. I think Iain Lee was the person who made me want to be a presenter. I also really liked Dermot on T4 back in the day.
Tom_in_Oz_: @rickedwards1 3) I know u have a keen sense of humour in ur sometimes silly tweets have u thought of writing a humorous book of any kind?
rickedwards1: @Tom_in_Oz_ 3. I've thought about it, yes. But I don't know if I've got the discipline/talent. I do write short film scripts, though.
Tom_in_Oz_: @rickedwards1 4) Besides being a highly successful novelist (lol) where to next in your career path and your aspirations long term?
rickedwards1: @Tom_in_Oz_ 4. Who knows? I'm trying to work that out at the moment. Hopefully more presenting comes up. I'd love to do radio again...
Tom_in_Oz_: @rickedwards1 5) Has being in politics ever crossed ur mind as I could see you being very energetic and committed if pursuing a good cause?
rickedwards1: @Tom_in_Oz_ 5. It's crossed my mind, yeah. I'd love to do something worthwhile. To help people. But can people take an ex-T4 presenter seriously? I'm not sure.
Tom_in_Oz_: @rickedwards1 I am positive you could do it. My gut instinct from watching/hearing you in action says "yes". Many thanks for 5 answers, Tom.
rickedwards1: @Tom_in_Oz_ no worries. And thanks for your confidence!
WORKING IN THE UK
BoyVirginiaMade: Morning tweeps! Sun is out, I'm back to work today, all is good-ish! Lol
RussTov_FanSite: @BoyVirginiaMade it's always good when you have a guardian Oz angel on your side x
BoyVirginiaMade: @RussTov_FanSite so very true! How's your lovely little lady doing? I know you're gushing everyday over how amazing she is!
RussTov_FanSite: @BoyVirginiaMade it's non-stop gush from me am still so excited to be a Pa. I was married at 19 thinking I would be Pa at a very young age x
Tom_In_Oz_: @BoyVirginiaMade it's even better when you have 2 guardian Oz angels on your side x
BoyVirginiaMade: @RussTov_FanSite I have 2? ( this must be how Aladdin felt when he found the lamp)
BoyVirginiaMade: Me at Brockwell Park yesterday. Loved my evening
Tom_In_Oz_: @BoyVirginiaMade is that early in the morning looks a little misty?
BoyVirginiaMade: @Tom_In_Oz_ it was twilight last night! It was a perfect evening!
BoyVirginiaMade: The sky last night!
Tom_In_Oz_: @BoyVirginiaMade cloud looks like a fox or cat running after something *if use your imagination*
BoyVirginiaMade: Check out this vid from 2 years ago (I was nervous!) -- American Boy (TBVM) youtube.com/watch?v=0m94c8…
BoyVirginiaMade: And this vid is from this year...I came a very long way! Still have growing to do: youtube.com/watch?v=ULEdT0…
Tom_In_Oz_: @BoyVirginiaMade I like your cabaret style do you have a "show reel" on YouTube?
BoyVirginiaMade: @Tom_In_Oz_ I wish I did! I’ve not done lots of film work since being in the UK, and the shows I've been in haven't been recorded.
mrSamuelBarnett: Are we all aware that Aerosmith's "don't wanna miss a thing" was written by Dolly Parton?
mrSamuelBarnett: Apparently don't wanna miss a thing may have been written by Diane Warren. Not Dolly. Sorry twittersphere. I believe everything I'm told.
Tom_In_Oz_: @mrSamuelBarnett "I will always love you" - my fave Dolly Parton track ruined by Whitney x
mrSamuelBarnett: @Tom_In_Oz_ love whitney's version I'm afraid, as well as dolly's.
Tom_In_Oz_: @mrSamuelBarnett nOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
mrSamuelBarnett: @Tom_In_Oz_ yep. Sorry.
Tom_In_Oz_: @mrSamuelBarnett I put that Whitney version and "My Heart Will Go On" by Celine Dion on an equal par....fingernails on a blackboard x
joooos1: @Tom_In_Oz_ @mrsamuelbarnett @GinaDavy Morning all! (Evening Tom!) You've cheered me up before work.
Tom_In_Oz_: @joooos1 @mrsamuelbarnett @GinaDavy good then my job is done I can retire from Twitter lol x
mrSamuelBarnett: @joooos1 @tom_in_oz_ @ginadavy ooh good!
Tom_In_Oz_: @mrSamuelBarnett @joooos1 @ginadavy I always work best when I have a straight man - and Sam is pretty straight (I think it's the Viagra) x