Big Interview: '‘Am I ambitious? Oh, f**k yeah! For a long time that was to my detriment’' – Angela Scanlon on TV, home and baby number two
There’s a saying that’s knocking around online: “You have the same 24 hours in the day as Beyoncé.” Well, Angela Scanlon must have found some sort of glitch in the time-space continuum that gives her twice as many hours as everyone else. Starting her professional life as a stylist and fashion journalist (and before that, an Irish dancer), the Meath-born broadcaster now has the sort of career that makes Beyoncé look like she’s in retirement. The 37-year-old is proving to be a rising star at the Beeb: in addition to fronting documentaries on BBC Three and presenting the interior series Your Home Made Perfect, Scanlon also presented a BBC Radio 2 show until recently, and has enjoyed stints on The One Show. Add in (deep breath) her hugely popular podcast Thanks A Million, various collaborations with brands like Olay and Garnier, her jewellery collection, the writing of a non-fiction book on gratitude (due in 2022), and Scanlon has had a busier time of it than most. There has also, somehow, been time for pottery and astrology classes amid it all.