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Hospital radio DJ honoured on television show Surprise Surprise
A HOSPITAL radio DJ, who has been spinning discs for 40 years, got a big surprise when he was greeted by Holly Willoughby on a prime-time TV show.
Paul Le Feuvre appeared on the recently revived show Surprise Surprise in the audience after being “set up” by his Basingstoke Hospital Radio colleague Christine Rowley.
He said: “I was told that ITV were doing a programme about volunteers and that I had been asked to go to the studios to be interviewed, but was able to go and watch Surprise Surprise being filmed first.
“During the filming, the lights went off and a spotlight started flashing around the audience before landing on me.”
Paul and Christine were interviewed in the crowd by presenter Holly Willoughby.
Paul, 72, said: “It was a great experience – I really enjoyed it. I gave Holly plenty of stick.”
The show was broadcast on Sunday, September 15 which rounded off an exciting week, as on the previous Friday, Paul was recognised at an open day held at the station, in the grounds of the hospital, where he was made an honourary member of Hospital Radio Basingstoke.
Paul started broadcasting for the station in 2007, having previously broadcast for more than three decades for hospital and community radio stations in Alton.
Paul, who lives in Alton and usually pre-records his show from his home, said: “Being given a certificate was another surprise! I didn’t expect any of it. I have no idea what will happen after 50 years.”
He was presented with his certificate of membership by Liz Padmore, chairman of Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, who said hospital radio is a valued part of the hospital team.
She said: “It’s a real pleasure to be able to thank Paul on behalf of HHFT for his voluntary service of more than 40 years in hospital radio. Hospital radio is really important to our patients.”
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