It’s really demanding. It’s a challenging role and the travel is the biggest part of the challenge. It’s hard to commit to things. People say, “Oh, it’s my birthday on the 24th.” And I’m like, “I don’t know where I’m going to be on that day.”
But I think that I’ve got better at it, in the sense of working with the producers and being honest and saying, “Hey, guys. I’m really, really flat at the moment, can we do four days in a row near home instead of that trip we were going to do to rural.” And they’re really understanding with that. It’s just having a balance. In the first year, I just said yes to everything. But then I started to go, “All right, I need to make this work for me and be able to deliver on the air.” So, you just have those honest conversations.
On his fans…
In the last year I’ve noticed people coming over and wanting to chat and say things more often. If people like you, they want to know as much as you’re willing to share and I’m willing to share a lot, because it’s fun and I don’t have many skeletons in the closet. Instagram, Twitter, Facebook is something that I get a lot of enjoyment out of, on so many levels because it’s a direct line for people to chat to me, to tell me ideas, tell me something they liked or didn’t like, or to suggest things.
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