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Golden Classics
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Donya Soliman

Donya Soliman

Donya joined Epsom Hospital Radio in 2017.

She does a show every Sunday from 2-4pm.

Donya is also on the station's management committee as the secretary.

Questions and Answers: 

What's your favourite genre of music?
Motown, songs from Musicals and ‘80s Pop.

When you're not at Epsom Hospital Radio, what are you doing?
I have a background in Performing Arts so I’m often involved in shows both on stage and off. I am also involved with charity fundraising and sing regularly at Open Mics too.

If you had £1,000,000 to spend on yourself and no-one else what would you spend it on?
I would give it all to charity... erm I’m not quite that generous! I would probably travel the world oh and move Epsom hospital to somewhere exotic!

What is your ideal holiday destination?
I would have to say Egypt- I’m part Egyptian and proud to be from there- it’s a beautiful country and the history is fascinating.

What is your favourite film?
I have many but if I had to pick one I’d say ‘Yes Man with Jim Carrey- I wrote a play based on the film too!

What is your favourite TV programme?
It has to be Only Fools and Horses- cushty!

Who is your favourite comedian?
I find Sarah Millican and Omid Djalili very entertaining!

Who is your favourite sports team/star?
Chelsea- I’m a blues fan!

What is your favourite drink?
Lemonade (with a dash of lime cordial) makes all the difference!

What is your favourite food?
Lasagne (with garlic bread on the side) just how mamma makes it smiley

What inspires you?
Going to the theatre, stunning scenery, watching the sunset/sea, poetry (my favourites include “guy in the glass” and Desiderata). Inspirational people - Muhammed Ali (the greatest) and Michael Jackson.

Middle name?
Pearl- named after my Grandma Pearl!

Star sign?
Scorpio.

Weird & wonderful talents?
My talent is being weird and wonderful!

Most treasured belongings?
I’m very sentimental so photos and keepsakes I’ve kept from good memories.

Favourite smell?
Mint- I love drinking mint tea too.

What was the Number 1 single on the day you were born?
Enya - Sail Away.

What record drives you mad when you hear it?
Outhere Brothers - Boom Boom Boom.

What is your favourite album?
Michael Jackson- Bad and Amy Winehouse- Back to Black.

Have you met anyone famous and if so, under what circumstances?
I’ve met Philip Schofield back stage to get his autograph when he was playing Dr Dolittle in the west end– I was only about seven and extremely shy for once.

Who is your favourite radio presenter?
Zoe Ball.

Apart from your current partner, who would be your ideal dinner date and why?
My ideal dinner date would have to be Richard Branson- I’ve read all his books and he seems like a fascinating guy- just a bit old for me!

If you were marooned on a desert island, what would be the items you'd need most?
A good book, photo album of family and friends plus a good selection of music of course!