Ginger and Nuts are award-winning radio presenters who burst onto the airwaves weekly with non-stop banter and unpredictability. It’s no wonder they were voted ‘Best Community Radio Show’.
The quick-witted duo have a natural ability when putting their guests at ease and have indisputably interviewed some of the biggest names in showbiz.
From the Disco Diva Gloria Gaynor, Bond Girl Britt Ekland, and boxing legend Nigel Benn to exclusives with the entire cast of ITV1s award-winning crime drama, ‘The Bay. They have also had memorable chats with Sir Ken Dodd, Freddie Starr and John Challis (‘Boycie’ from Only Fools and Horses), who are all sadly no longer with us.
Listen to these fabulous interviews on our website.
With more than 30 years of radio experience between them, Ginger and Nuts have attracted support from Disney, Marvel and Empire Cinemas. Without blowing their trumpet too much, they also boast 20k fans on TikTok.
Katherine said, “Like Cotswolds Radio, we were also born to be herd, so we are delighted to be joining the team and really hope to entertain their loyal listeners“.
Darren has previously presented slots on BBC Children In Need, alongside Alan Titchmarsh, in front of a live studio audience.
More recently, he was featured on Life Stories with Piers Morgan supporting his friend, Michael Barrymore. The TV funnyman also co-hosted a four-hour show with Darren on 89.1FM Big City Radio in Birmingham.
For 26 years, Darren worked as a PR and Marketing Guru for West Midlands Police and achieved more than 12 Commendations for his creativity. Using his cheeky charm, he enlisted the support of big names like Myleene Klass and Chris Tarrant OBE to endorse a free recruitment campaign for the Special Constabulary.
He also produced a charity single, ‘Bobby’s Girl’, with singer Hayley Evetts who reached the finals of Pop Stars alongside Will Young. Darren and three police officers were the backing singers providing the ‘ahh-hums’.
He managed to persuade comedian Joe Pasquale to add his dulcet tones to what was a fun single that raised funds for The John Taylor Hospice in Birmingham but also the profile of West Midlands Police.
He met Katherine, who also worked for the police, and they decided to date after discussing who would bring the Black Pudding to the Christmas buffet. In case you wanted to know, Darren did – and it was a big ‘un.
Within a year, they hit the national headlines after pranking family and friends into thinking Darren was to star in a new movie. Needless to say, the guests turning up to the make-believe premiere were, in fact, attending their wedding at the cinema.
The rest is history, as they say.
On a more serious note, Darren’s release from chronic pain, fatigue and mental health is presenting the ‘Ginger and Nuts’ show weekly.
Behind the mic, he has been diagnosed with various long-term debilitating conditions, including Arthritis, Spine Disease, Syringomyelia (cyst on the spinal cord) and Fibromyalgia (widespread pain). He had to give up the job he loved to do due to his decline in health.
He openly talks about his struggles with chronic anxiety and depression, in which he has been under a psychiatrist for more than four years. To help manage his condition, he is under a pain management specialist and is prescribed many controlled drugs such as Morphine.
As well as caring for Darren during his flare-ups, Katherine has had seven miscarriages and nearly died during the last miscarriage, which landed on Father’s Day a few years ago. It was heartbreaking.
Earlier this year, the pair raised £503.43p for the Give a Duck Foundation.