talkSPORT 2 launched in March 2016 at the Cheltenham Festival. A very proud moment for me as I was the first voice heard on the new station. It was a fantastic, whirlwind 4 days – my first ever trip to Prestbury Park – and ended with me taking part in the Hawksbee & Jacobs ‘Fools Panel’ on the last day, alongside bookmaker Paddy Power and a somewhat ‘tired and emotional’ Mike ‘Porky’ Parry. Still smiling despite having not backed a winner once up to that point!!