Close-Up: The Hot Seat - Frances Royle, Bartle Bogle Hegarty

Name: Frances Royle

Job: Head of One Production, Bartle Bogle Hegarty

- You've got five hours left before the world explodes. What do you do?

Saddle up and get to the nearest beach for a good gallop.

- What's your best joke?

Sorry, I'm the world's worst joke teller. Ask Nick Gill, he's got a whole bag-full.

- What's your biggest fear?

Badminton Horse Trials.

- When did you last cry and why?

War Horse on Saturday. I looked like Alice Cooper when I walked out.

- Who is your hero?

Andrew Nicholson - event rider. They don't make men like him anymore.

- Name one thing about yourself that few people know.

I prefer to spend my non-work time up to my elbows in horse shit.

- What's the worst thing about your job?

Everyone thinking I'm tight because I drive a hard bargain.

- What do you see when you look in the mirror?

Another white blonde hair.

- Which historical figure do you most identify with, and why?

Lady Godiva.

- If you had a trained monkey, what would you make it do?

Talk to some procurement people.

- If your office was burning down, what object would you save and why?

The poor little trained monkey.

- Are you happy?

Well, I haven't done Badminton Horse Trials yet, so not completely.

- What would you do if you were invisible for the day?

See Lady Godiva above.

- What's your most evocative childhood memory?

Getting my first pony, which my dad got in lieu of an unpaid bill. Ended up costing him a fortune.

- What's your most irritating habit?

I am horribly impatient. Next question?

- What belief do you hold most strongly?

Hard work, passion and determination will get you everywhere.

- What's on your iPod most-played list?

The latest tracks from Leap Music, of course.

- What do you wear in bed?



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