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Stephanie Hirst

Stephanie Hirst is a renowned UK radio personality, known for hosting Capital’s breakfast show and the Hit40UK chart show. She shares her inspirational journey of mental health and transition, offering powerful insights on perseverance and LGBTQ+ representation as a speaker.

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Stephanie Hirst

About Stephanie Hirst

Stephanie Hirst is one of the UK’s most prominent radio personalities, renowned for her decade-long tenure hosting the breakfast show on Capital and the National Sunday chart show Hit40UK. At the peak of her fame, Stephanie made a bold decision to step away from broadcasting to focus on her mental health and personal life. She has since returned to the airwaves, hosting The Stephanie Hirst Show on BBC Radio and weekend evening shows on Hits Radio.

Stephanie’s broadcasting journey began at the age of twelve when she started making tea for DJs at her local radio station in Leeds. By sixteen, she had secured her own overnight show. Her career skyrocketed as she went on to host some of the UK’s biggest commercial radio shows, interviewing numerous global stars along the way.

Known for her high-energy and engaging presentation style, Stephanie also shares her deeply personal and inspirational story. She speaks openly about achieving her dreams in radio and the courageous decision to step back for her mental health. Her journey, including her transition, underscores the importance of representation and support within the LGBTQ+ community.

Beyond her radio career, Stephanie has made numerous television appearances on shows like Loose Women, BBC Breakfast, Lorraine, and The Jeremy Vine Show. She has contributed articles to major publications including The Independent, The Telegraph, and the Huffington Post. Additionally, she has collaborated with Kurt Geiger in promotional campaigns.

Stephanie is a Trustee and Fellow of the Radio Academy and has received an Honorary Degree from Leeds Beckett University in recognition of her contributions to broadcasting and her inspirational role in the media.

As a speaker, Stephanie Hirst offers a compelling blend of professional insight and personal experience. She inspires audiences with her story of perseverance, mental health advocacy, and the importance of embracing one’s true self.

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