November 12, 2017

CTRL, ALT, DELETE Podcast: #102 June Sarpong

June Sarpong is a TV presenter, broadcaster and author of DIVERSIFY.

Welcome to my exciting episode with the incredible June Sarpong. We discuss her new book Diversify backstage at Stylist Live. I’ve wanted to meet June for ages, so this is a VERY exciting episode! June has enjoyed a 20-year career which has already seen her become one of the most recognisable faces of British television, as well as being one of the UK’s most intelligent and dynamic young hosts. June has also taken on the world’s most challenging live audiences, hosting 2005’s major Make Poverty History event in London’s Trafalgar Square and presenting at the UK leg of Live Earth in 2007. In 2008 alongside Will Smith she also hosted Nelson Mandela’s 90th Birthday celebrations in front of 30,000 people in London’s Hyde Park.

June has worked extensively with HRH Prince Charles for ten years as an ambassador for his charity the Prince’s Trust. June was awarded an MBE on the Queens 2007 new years honours list for her services to broadcasting and charity, making her along with Princess Anne’s daughter Zarah Phillips one of the youngest people to receive an MBE.

We talk about how to lead a more inclusive lifestyle, why it’s important to have difficult conversations and how to get out of your own ‘bubble’. Hope you enjoy this episode!

My Book

“In love with Emma Gannon’s Ctrl Alt Delete. So funny & smart, and reminding me of some of my own cringe teen Internet exploits!”

– Anna James, former literary editor of ELLE

"Funny, honest, and nostalgic!"

– The Debrief

“Emma Gannon is a bright spark of light in the world. I seriously dig everything she makes”

– Elizabeth Gilbert, bestselling author of Big Magic