Saturday 25 November 2017

Lorraine Courtney: Short skirts can go a long way when it comes to landing those dream jobs

TV presenter Gabby Logan is well aware lookism can decide who gets hired
TV presenter Gabby Logan is well aware lookism can decide who gets hired

Television presenter Gabby Logan this week admitted that she probably got her first big break in sport because of wearing "quite short skirts". It came six months into a job at Metro Radio in the mid-Nineties when she was sent to interview players at Newcastle United's home ground, St James' Park. Her then boss advised her what to wear before setting out on her first assignment.

"I didn't understand why, because there was this bloke who was about 65 or 70 who always did the interviews," she told the 'Radio Times'. "Then the boss said that maybe if I wore one of my shorter skirts and stood on the touchline they might notice that we wanted an interview. I used to wear quite short skirts, and they'd say, 'Oh, here comes the girl with the belt on'.

Despite that, Logan had to prove she was more than just a pretty face.

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