Influencer Helen Scott gets BBC Essex radio show

BBC Essex 95.3FM has hired influencer Helen Scott to host a new show called Your Essex every Monday to Thursday from 7pm – 10pm.

The station says Your Essex meets the people who make Essex great, from matchmaking, social media chats, to a feature called IRL where they share stories from across that county that matter the most in order to engage the region of Essex and surrounding areas.

Helen says: “Being from Essex is something I’m immensely proud of. We’re an underestimated county, with a hugely diverse mix of people and I can’t wait to share their stories as I take the evening show in a new direction.

“I’ve always been passionate about entertaining people whilst delivering a real message, and the BBC is giving me such a great opportunity to bring a fresh spin on ‘Your Essex’. From speaking directly about what makes the cogs turn within our communities, the show will include people from all walks of life and really, I just can’t wait to have a good old chinwag and gossip! I’m so excited!”.

From attending Performers College Under a DADA award at the age of 16, Helen then went on to perform as a lead vocalist for many productions across the UK.

Awarded the title of London’s budding Cabaret Star in 2015 where she took to the stages of the West End as ‘Lillian Lake’, her on-stage alter ego, she then went on to landing presenting roles with Virgin Games first Chat Show, worked on multiple projects for Channel 4, Heart, and most recently as a regular Presenter on ITVs Jackpot 247 live.