Everything is coming up roses for Fleur East, as the pop star and fitness entrepreneur now adds radio host to her ever-growing repertoire.
East joins co-hosts Greg Burns and James Barr, to host new breakfast show Hits Radio every weekday morning, starting today (12 July 2019). She begins her new job, only a month after getting hitched to “her best friend”, fashion designer Marcel Badiane-Robin.
She told her Instagram followers: “It was hand on heart the happiest and most special day of my life! Shared with all of our favourite people and it couldn’t have been more perfect. I’ve never cried and smiled so much in equal measure.”
If it’s one thing we’ve learned about Fleur, it’s that she likes to keep busy. She has had appearances in I’m A Celebrity get Me Out Of Here [finishing fourth], and had spectacular performances on the X Factor, when she took part in 2005 as part of a girl group, to her return in 2014 where she was the runner up.
Alongside all of this, Fleur is a full-fledged fitness entrepreneur, becoming creative director of W8 GYM a couple of years ago. We asked her back then how she managed to fit all the jigsaw pieces of her life ticking along, and she told us her health and fitness played a big part:
“My parents have good genes, but when it comes to physique, that is definitely down to my workout routine and my diet. I’ve always been big on healthy eating and having a balanced diet. I try to work out five times a week also, which really keeps me in shape, along with dancing on stage when I perform.”
Her new role on the airwaves is really all about going back to her roots. Fleur has a journalism degree and loves to chat. All rather excellent qualities for her new job.
Hits Radio Breakfast with Fleur, Greg Burns and James Barr is on weekdays from 6am at hitsradio.co.uk.