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Lola Saunders popped in for a chat!

14th November 2014

Simon Grundy in the morning

Here’s what you missed........

Last night Simon and I were at the old Crowtree site in the city centre to help switch on the Christmas lights and I can’t believe how many people showed up! The Mayor of Sunderland, Faye Tozer and Panto star Andrew Agnew flicked the switch to kick off Christmas in Sunderland. It was a brilliant night, with some fabulous entertainment and a spectacular fireworks display. Can you believe we only have 41 sleeps left till Christmas Day! Oh and in case you haven't noticed......we're on the front page of the Echo!

Local lass Lola Saunders joined us today for a chat about all things X Factor and also declared that she is in fact a Sunderland fan! Something we’ve been wanting cleared up for a while. If you missed our interview then you can catch it on our Listen Again page or even head over to YouTube and watch the video.

I hope you all have a lovely weekend – if you’re up early enough tomorrow you can catch Simon and I for 2 hours! Yes that’s right, 2 hours on a Saturday morning, 6 – 8am. If you’d rather have a lie in then tune in on Monday when we’ll be giving you the chance to win vouchers for Waterstones as part of ‘Story time with Simon and Danni'.

FYI ladies........the 'Fifty Shades of Grey' trailer is out, and you won't be disappointed!



Posted by Danielle Moore at 10:39am

The one day I wish I'd phoned in sick!!

13th November 2014

Simon Grundy in the morning

Here’s what you missed........

Quite possibly the most HUMILIATING day of my life. If by any chance you tuned in this morning and wondered why we were playing Barry White then don’t be alarmed, Simon found out that I bumped into an old college friend on Saturday night and that we’ve been texting each other, and now according to Simon, he’s my boyfriend!! Just setting the record straight, he’s not my boyfriend, he’s just a friend who’s a boy but it didn’t matter how many times I told him that, he’s adamant that he wants to meet him as he’ll need his sign of approval. I wasn’t giving out much information on the man in question, but all that does is allow Simon to make things up! Apologies to "You Know Who" who was listening in the car on his way to work..........believe me I was just as embarrassed as you!

We noticed that Foo Fighters have announced that they’ll be kicking off the UK leg of their 2015 tour here in Sunderland at the Stadium of Light! I’m not a huge fan, but I know they’ll be amazing. It got us thinking, who would you love to see perform in this beautiful city? From The Killers to Led Zeppelin you seem to have good taste in music, although I think Graeme Wharton will be a little upset to hear that Chico will definitely not be performing at the SOL.

Don’t forget to tune in tomorrow when we’ll be talking to Lola Saunders from X Factor! Hopefully she’ll be able to set the record straight on whether she’s a Geordie or a Mackem!?



Posted by Danielle Moore at 10:38am

I'm a Celebrity official line up

12th November 2014

Simon Grundy in the morning

Here’s what you missed........

Yesterday afternoon I managed to cross another thing off my bucket list as I actually had the privilege of dancing on the stage at the Sunderland Empire Theatre with members of Riverdance. Simon was there of course and it was hilarious watching him trying to dance! I dusted off my tap shoes for the occasion and even though I was ridiculously excited, my dance moves were not up to expectations and unfortunately I wasn’t asked to perform in last night’s show. Keep an eye out for when we put the video up on YouTube, yes it was filmed and it will need to be edited quite a lot!

If you’re excited for ‘I’m a Celebrity......Get Me Out of Here’ returning to our screens at the weekend then you’ll be pleased to know that the full line up of this year’s “celebrities” have been announced. Loads of you agreed that the line up this year is probably one of the worst and in fact from the names of those entering the jungle, no one knew more than 5 of them. Just so you know, they include, ‘Allo Allo actress Vicki Michelle, Corrie star Craig Charles and a singer / model called Nadia Forde......yeah we didn’t know who she was either!

And finally, we mentioned last week that we’d be having a Take That Winning Week soon, but this morning Simon announced that we’ll actually be interviewing Gary, Mark and Howard very soon!!!! I’m so excited.



Posted by Danielle Moore at 10:36am

Armistice Day

11th November 2014

Simon Grundy in the morning

Here’s what you missed........

I managed to cross something off my Bucket List last night after seeing Riverdance Live at the Empire. I’ve been dreaming of seeing it since I was 7 years old and it was everything I ever dreamed of. I’m not ashamed to admit it, but yes I cried. What’s even more exciting is that Simon and I are taking part in an actual Riverdance Masterclass!!!!!!!! I’ve dusted off my tap shoes and I’m ready......I wouldn’t be surprised if I get asked to perform in the show tonight....(fingers crossed). A lot of you got in touch to let us know what things are on your bucket list that you’d like to complete. My favourite was from Lee on Facebook who really wants to see Andrea Bocelli in Tuscany – dream big Lee!

Don’t forget that most importantly, today is a day we remember the heroes of war. Those who fought and lost their lives so we could live in the country we live in today. Please pay your respects, whether it’s wearing a poppy or staying silent for 2 minutes at 11am. Tune in at 10am to hear our very own hour long special broadcast to commemorate Armistice Day.

“At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them.........”



Posted by Danielle Moore at 10:01am

No tengo un tenedor

10th November 2014

Simon Grundy in the morning

Here’s what you missed........

New week, new hair!! That’s right, I decided to change my hairstyle in time for the festive period and I love it! I asked my hairdresser to keep what she cut off so I could make Simon a wig. I’ve got the hair at home and because he’s lacking in the hair department I thought he might need a little toupee to keep his head warm seeing as it’s getting chilly outside. I’ll let you know how I get on.

Simon was talking about how his daughter is off to Derwent Hill today and he’s a nervous wreck. She’s going to absolutely love it. I remember going twice when I was at school, once in Primary school and then again when I was at Secondary school, which was odd because we went as part of our Spanish class......I don't know how it was supposed to help us with Spanish. The only thing I remember from the whole trip was “No tengo un tenedor” which in English means “I don’t have a fork”.

It’s back for one week only; ‘What’s in Danni’s mouth?’ the hilarious yet oddly strange game where I put something in my mouth and you have to try and guess what it is. It seems a bit of a let down how a lot of you phone in to guess, and all you can win is what’s actually been in my mouth! Stephanie was today’s lucky winner and she’s looking forward to receiving her puncture repair kit in the post!!



Posted by Danielle Moore at 10:34am

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