Some of you may remember Linzi Peel from season 1 of The Only Way Is Essex. She was on the show as part of LOLA, the girlband she put together who appeared on many episodes of the show, and went on to perform some great gigs, including T4 on the Beach.
Things didn’t work out for LOLA, but some may say that was a blessing in disguise for Linzi, as her career post-band is going from strength to strength. Along with hosting the breakfast show on Saint FM and being nominated for a Sony Rising Star Award, she’s just been announced as the face of spray tan brand Trinitia, has been doing some TV presenting work and now has her own celebrity column in StyledMagazine.co.uk – who threw Linzi a huge launch and welcome party last week.
Of course, TLLWTL were invited, but pesky illness kept me away. We’ve seen the pictures and video though, and it looks like we missed out on a great night!
We did, however, get the chance to chat with Linzi about her life in London, and get an insight into what this very busy lady gets up to on her precious time off…
TLL: What’s your favourite area of London?
Linzi Peel: I don’t really have a favourite as I love the whole place but I spend most of my time In the West End, so I suppose it must be there.
TLL: If you had a free day in town, and an unlimited budget what would you do?
Linzi Peel: Selfridges all the way!
TLL: Favourite bar or pub?
TLL: Restaurant you’d recommend?
Linzi Peel: Gilgamesh. The food there is amazing and they do fab cocktails too.
TLL: Hotel you would choose to stay in?
Linzi Peel: The Sanctum Soho hotel – it even has a hot tub on the roof terrace. Amazing.
TLL: Best place for a first date?
Linzi Peel: The West End to go the theatre. There are so many great shows on in London, always something new to see.
TLL: What do you LOVE about London?
Linzi Peel: The nightlife and shops
TLL: What little hidden gems should we know about?
Linzi Peel: There’s a gorgeous little tea-shop in West Hampstead called Bake-a-Boo. They do great a afternoon tea and delicious cakes. LOVE IT!
TLL: What piece of advice would you give to a first time tourist?
Linzi Peel: Bring a sat-nav and an umbrella…
TLL: What would you change?
Linzi Peel: The traffic…It’s a joke.
TLL: Favourite memory or story about London?
Linzi Peel: When I was in Lola we opened Stars of 2010 at earls court. Most amazing thing I’ve ever done In London!
TLL: Finally…How do you choose to get around town, Tube, Taxi, Foot or Bike?
Taxi by night – Tube by day.
Huge thanks to Linzi for taking the time to answer our questions, especially as I know how busy she is right now! There’s a lot more coming up from Linzi and we’ll be keeping track of her career. She’s a great performer, excellent presenter and a very funny lady indeed.
For now, we’ll leave you with this footage of Linzi jet-setting her way to Silverstone and interviewing football legend Luther Blissett.
Mad as a box of frogs!