Clyde1’s Knoxy just can’t wait to host the final of our Glasgow’s Star Turn contest at the Old Fruitmarket
DJ KNOXY – the star of daytime radio – is all set for a night of top-class entertainment and showbiz sparkle.
The 29-year-old from the South Side, has been a presenter on Clyde 1 for a year-and-a-half. In 2010 she won presenter of the year at the prestigious Arqiva Commercial Radio Awards.
Now she says she is, “very excited,” to be hosting the Evening Times talent contest on July 30 at the Old Fruitmarket. Knoxy said: “We have some really talented people here and we have had some great success stories come out of Glasgow.
“If I can be part of something that could jump-start a potential career for someone, as well as have a lot of fun, then I am well up for it.
“You can be anywhere in the world but you don’t get people like the people you get in Glasgow and I think they are so up for getting on the stage and having a laugh.”
Last year the Evening Times followed Knoxy through her training for the Women’s 10K. It was her first and although she injured her foot during training, she completed the run.
Knoxy, who is on air from 10am until 2pm weekdays and from 6am until 9am on Saturdays, said she was looking forward to a great night at Glasgow Star Turn.
She said: “I love a lot of glitz and glam so any event that involves that I am excited about.
“I love seeing talented people, so I will be excited about that.
“I have seen a lot of great dance groups around Glasgow so I am sure there is going to be some form of dancing. I am excited to see the dance groups and all the routines that the guys put together.” She said the secret to being a great entertainer is “personality”.
Knoxy added: “I think it is similar to being on the radio.
“From early on in my radio career somebody said to me, ‘it is all about your personality’. So I think you can be the most talented person in the world, but if you have no personality then no one is going to buy into you.
“On the flipside, if you have a great personality and you are smiling and you are bubbly and you are up there and you want to have a great time you don’t have to be immensely talented at everything.
“I think your personality can really get you through and say a lot about you.
“Anything that you can do to get up on stage and get noticed then it is great.”
Knoxy said the event would be all about having fun and showcasing Glasgow’s talent. She added: “I think it comes down to personality and smiling.
“I understand that people get nervous – I still get nervous when I have to stand up on stage in front of people.
“But I think if you can go up there and smile and just have that confidence and if you look happy and you look like you are enjoying yourself, then that is half the battle.”
WITH the Britain’s Got Talent auditions being held in Edinburgh this year, Knoxy said she thought Glasgow talent may have missed out.
She said: “There has been a lot of talent from Glasgow on these shows so I think if we can do our own one and showcase our own people then it is a brilliant thing to be part of.”
And Knoxy is a big fan of all things talent. She said: “I’m a sucker for all of these talent shows, I always say ‘I have to because of my work’ but I love them all.”
Knoxy said she would urge anyone who thinks they have a talent and a great personality to enter. She added: “I know for a fact that we have a lot of talent in Glasgow, and I have been lucky enough to see a lot of it doing various things with my job, so I am very excited to see a lot more of it and see what people can bring to the table on the night.”