with Drivetime DJ Andy Walker
If you have been listening to kmfm Breakfast with Rob and Emma
for the last two months, you will know that Rob has been preparing
to get his kit off.
It is all in the name of charity you understand, he is no
naturist – although that would make entertaining radio with use of
Rewind eight weeks, and Rob’s idea of exercising was walking
from the kmfm office to his car and lifting shopping bags from his
car to his home. Then co-host Emma had an idea to get him fit for
Christmas. Have him looking buff and then show off the results. Now
are you listening?
So we asked the listeners where they thought Rob’s new Peter
Andre physique should be shown off. Suggestions included one that
his image should be projected on front of the White Cliffs of
Dover, or that he should appear in a shop window. The winning idea
was a calendar.
So, the challenge was on. Rob had to lose weight and become fit,
as in eight weeks time he would be removing his top and having his
photo taken for a calendar. Personally, I did not think he would
stick to the regime of eating a balanced diet, as normally his
breakfast consisted of a packet of Fruitellas and a burger for
But credit where credit is due. Rob went to the gym six days a
week at the Village Hotel Maidstone and was put through his paces.
I witnessed his gym instructor Olly walk in with a length of rope
as thick as the gorillas swing from at Howletts. Rob was made to
swing this using his arms. That must have been tough.
Soon Rob’s diet became healthier and his fizzy drinks were no
longer consumed and he found this new wonderful source of hydration
– water. This would be his new friend, especially after Zumba and
Six weeks later and Rob had lost one stone. Brilliant result. He
was starting to look different and he remarked how much better he
Two weeks later and into the eighth week, it was the day of the
calendar photo shoot. The kmfm Breakfast team wanted to recreate an
iconic photograph. Ladies, you will remember the 1990s black and
white shot of the topless beefcake man holding two tyres?
Rob was to relive that classic pose – at Kwik Fit. With the help
of a lighting team and a great photographer – oh, and some grease –
Rob did it. He was stripped to the waist, and held up a tyre in
each arm and showed off his new guns. Well, I argue that they are
more water pistols but he will not listen to me.
So, the calendar is complete and we received them last week. OH
DO THEY LOOK GREAT – and you can buy them. Rob and Emma asked
listeners to nominate a charity they would like the money go to.
The team chose three charities and they are: The Bridge Trust in
Tunbridge Wells, which supports the homeless across Kent; Catch 22,
16 plus, based in Ashford, which helps 16- to 22-year- olds coming
out of care; thirdly, Foxwood School in Hythe, which helps support
pupils with severe disabilities and their families.
I know what you are now thinking: “How do I get myself one of
these calendars?” Stay listening to kmfm Breakfast with Rob and
Emma and they will tell you how – and thank you in advance for
helping us raise money for the charities who are doing such
Rob and Emma are pictured at the top of the page in the
centre of Maidstone selling copies of the calendar. On a rain-swept
afternoon, Rob certainly pulled in the crowds despite his event
clashing with One Direction appearing just around the corner and
England playing Brazil in the world cup final on TV!
You can get your hands on one of Rob’s calendars – and
support the three fantastic local charities in the process – by
going along to:
:: Foxwood School reception, Seabrook
Road, Hythe during school hours
:: Furniture Warehouse, 9 Cannon Lane,
Tonbridge TN9 1PP (Monday to Saturday from 10am to 4pm)
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