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Takeover Day

21st November 2014

Simon Grundy in the morning

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Today is the Children’s Commissioner’s Takeover Day where over a million children across the country spend the day in a working environment, so if you tuned in and thought you were listening to The Ben and Leah Show, then you were!! Simon and I were joined by 10 year olds Ben Foster from Southwick Primary and Leah Rathbone from Hudson Road Primary and they were absolutely brilliant! They were reading out news stories, showbiz stories, back announcing songs and getting involved in all the competitions. They did an amazing job and we thoroughly enjoyed working with them. Thank you Ben and Leah, we know who'll be filling in for us next time Simon and I fancy a day off!

Today was your last chance to win book vouchers to celebrate the Northern Children’s Book Festival coming to Sunderland tomorrow. All week I’ve been reading out extracts of classic children’s books and seeing as we were joined by Ben and Leah this morning, Ben did a fantastic job of reading an extract from my favourite book ‘Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone’.

If you get a chance, pop down to Peterlee tonight for the Castledene Christmas Light Switch On. Simon and I will be joined by singers, dancers, and Kerrianne Covell from the X Factor. Seeing as it’s Takeover Day, we’re giving the important task of turning on the lights to 3 lucky Peterlee school kids who are going to be treated like VIPs!

Finally, don’t forget to tune in on Monday when we’ll be joined by TAKE THAT!!!!!! I can't wait.



Posted by Danielle Moore at 10:31am

Who's got the Genfactor?

20th November 2014

Simon Grundy in the morning

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I was at the final of the Genfactor last night at the Sunderland Empire and was overwhelmed with the talent of Wearside’s kids. Ranging from dancers and singers to rock bands, the performances were very impressive. The judges unanimously voted for 15 year old Arran Hough as the winner – a Sandhill View School pupil, Arran showcased some amazing dancing abilities and blew the crowd away. Congratulations to all the finalists, you should be very proud of yourselves, and Well Done Arran, no doubt we’ll see you performing on Broadway in a few years time.

Day 4 of ‘Story time with Simon and Danni’ and today’s classic children’s book was Roald Dahl’s ‘The Twits’. Tomorrow is your last chance to win book vouchers to celebrate the Northern Children’s Book Festival coming to Sunderland, just by correctly guessing what book I'm reading, and I’ve saved the best till last!

Also tomorrow Simon and I will be joined by Little Simon and Danni. We’re going to be overrun with children all day at Sun FM Towers and I can’t wait! They’ll even be reading the showbiz news and doing the weather! I’m a big kid deep down and tomorrow I’ll have an excuse to mess about and hopefully spend all day colouring in and playing Hide and Seek.



Posted by Danielle Moore at 9:23am

You are rude to my cat and that makes me feel uncomfortable!

19th November 2014

Simon Grundy in the morning

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I found a funny story today from Australia that’s gone viral. A 30 year old man has broken up with his girlfriend after 7 weeks via text message. Now it’s not your standard “I don’t think we should be together anymore” kind of break up text, he’s actually listed 6 reasons as to why they can’t be together. My favourite, and quite possibly the funniest reason is “You are rude to my cat and that makes me feel uncomfortable.” Did I mention he’s 30 years old!!! It got us thinking about good break up stories. I’ve been involved in 2 break ups – one was on holiday, which wasn’t very nice being stuck in a foreign country with someone after breaking up on the first day, and then there’s the story of when my ex broke up with me in a restaurant.......he didn’t even let me finish my meal before breaking the news!! Simon had a funny story about a girl he knew who broke up with her boyfriend over a packet of Smash. Keep sending us your break up stories on Facebook and Twitter, and see if you can beat the cat man.

Breaking showbiz news this morning and Gemma Collins has left the ‘I’m a Celebrity’ jungle. What I don’t understand is, she must have seen the programme before and expected not to be fed gourmet meals every day. It’s not like the producers were actually going to let her starve to death on national TV so not to sound mean, but she could’ve tried a little harder.

Also in the showbiz news, you know you’ve made it big when you appear on 'Sesame Street'..........Please have a look on YouTube to see the moment One Direction sing a song about the letter U. Cringe is an understatement.



Posted by Danielle Moore at 9:45am

I'm not lazy!

18th November 2014

Simon Grundy in the morning

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According to Simon, I’m lazy! He only thinks that because I buy things like pre packed grated cheese, and jars of peanut butter already mixed with jam. It’s not that I’m lazy, it’s just easier. Christie Fisher on Facebook agreed with me that it’s easier to buy bags of grated cheese because it’s dangerous to use a’s also a pain to try and wash one! Just so you know, yes I buy bags of pre cut lettuce, pre sliced mushrooms, and pre chopped onions, but I’m not lazy, I’m just saving myself some time. One thing that really bugs some people is when they see others buying bags of ice cubes, (I do that too). But, I still don't think you can class it as lazy. I’d be lazy if I lay in bed all afternoon and only woke up to eat my tea..............oh wait, that’s exactly what I do. Oops.

Day 2 our new competition “Story time with Simon and Danni” and today’s book was Roald Dahl’s classic ‘James and the Giant Peach’. If you missed it, just tune in tomorrow and listen to me reading out an extract of a well known children’s’ book. If you guess it correctly you can win book vouchers to spend at Waterstones to celebrate the Northern Children’s Book Festival coming to Sunderland. I love reading and I love reading stories to my niece and nephew. It’s a shame that not many children read books anymore, so try and win these vouchers and buy the kids something to read this Christmas!



Posted by Danielle Moore at 9:56am

Once upon a time.....

17th November 2014

Simon Grundy in the morning

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A Band Aid 30 photograph has been released, although Rita Ora and Sam Smith aren't on it. Out of the celebrities involved, Simon and I managed to name 21 of them which isn’t too bad when you see who’s actually on the photo. Head to our Facebook and Twitter profiles to see the photo of who’s who, and see how many you can guess correctly. Don’t cheat, because we’ve put the list of answers on there as well, and keep listening as we'll be playing the new version of "Do they know it's Christmas?" throughout the day.

We started our new competition this morning “Story time with Simon and Danni” – basically I read out an extract of a well known children’s’ book and you can win Waterstones vouchers just by correctly guessing what book I’m reading. This morning was The Gruffalo, and I guarantee that not only were the kids reading along with me, but a few adults will have been as well.

Please say you watched “I’m a Celebrity.....Get Me Out of Here” last night. I guarantee that TOWIES Gemma Collins will be this year’s Helen Flanagan and will be voted by the public to do every single bush tucker trial. She was balling her eyes out just sitting in the helicopter, in her normal clothes, not covered in bugs. I don’t normally watch it, but I think I’m going to have to tune in just to see how she gets on.



Posted by Danielle Moore at 10:58am

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