Charlie O'Brien

Presenter and Award Winning Journalist

Kent Children’s University Confirm Charlie as Patron

Charlie has accepted the role of Patron for Kent Children’s University alongside Jason King (JK) and current patron, Cheryl Baker.

The invitation comes after Charlie worked with young people at their graduation from the Kent Children’s University earlier this year.

Charlie says; ‘I am honored to be asked to be a Patron for something as inspiring and important as KCU.  I was lucky enough to meet a lot of the young people during a workshop in the summer holidays and was both impressed and humbled by their enthusiasm, talent and ambitions.  I very much look forward to working with KCU and hope to contribute to their good work.’


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Charlie to Host Bluewater Christmas Lights

Charlie has been confirmed to host the Bluewater Christmas lights switch on, Friday 16th November.

British singing  sensation Connor Maynard will be performing alongside dance sensations Flawless and the English National Ballet.

Charlie previously hosted three fashion shows for Bluewater earlier this year.

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Charlie Hosts Charity Catwalk Show

Last Thursday night Charlie hosted a fashion and catwalk night in Tunbridge Wells to raise money for Ugandan charity – ‘The Child’s i Foundation’.

Charlie was asked to host and present the event by ‘Love Is Boutique’ – a designer boutique in the area who supplied the outfits for the show using models from the area.

Charlie says; ‘I jumped at the chance to get involved after reading about the amazing work of The Child’s i Foundation on their website.  Their work is invaluable, and I love fashion, so an event combining both was perfect.’



Charlie Appears in Legally Blonde in Canterbury

Charlie catches up with Ray Quinn backstage

Charlie has made her musical debut by appearing in Legally Blonde at the new Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury!

Charlie had a small walk on part in two scenes and spent the day hanging out with the cast backstage.

Charlie says;  ‘I was so excited to be asked to do a walk on role in such a brilliant musical and even though I didn’t have to do much it was still nerve wracking! It was a lot of fun to be in the famous ‘bend and snap’ scene – I’m going to be doing it for ages now! It was also really good to see what they’ve done backstage at the Marlowe.’

Charlie nominated for Sony award!

Heart Breakfast with James and Charlie has been nominated at the prestigious Sony Radio Academy Awards in the  ‘Best Use Of Multi-Platform/Social Media’ category.

Charlie says; 

‘ I’m delighted that our hard work has been recognised and we have been nominated for a prestigious Sony award in a very tough category. Working in radio in 2012 and beyond is about being able to communicate with your audience through all mediums including websites, film and social media. It’s an area I’m passionate about and I can’t wait for the award ceremony on May 14th’ .

Charlie Joins Charity Fashion Show Judging Panel

Charlie has been asked to join the judging panel at the K College Fashion Show supporting Demelza Hospice Care For Children, on Thursday 15th March.

The event is taking place in Tunbridge Wells.

Charlie says ‘I feel very honoured to be asked to be a part of this event.  I have had a close relationship with Demelza for a number of years and last year visited their amazing facilities in Sittingbourne.  They are such a vital source of support for families in Kent with terminally ill children.  Plus I love fashion so looking forward to a great evening!’

Charlie to host two school discos in one night for charity

Charlie along with Heart Breakfast co-host James is hosting not one but two ‘Heart School Discos’ in Kent on 9th March to raise money for the Have a Heart Appeal, supporting Childline.

The pair will start off with a set at Liquid in Maidstone before heading off to finish the night at Chill in Canterbury.

All proceeds from door entries will be donated to Childline.

The theme for this year’s Have a Heart Appeal is ‘Be a Kid, For a Kid’ – so it’s on with the school ties!

Charlie says; ‘I can’t wait for both school discos.  Not only are we out and about having fun and playing great music, but we’re doing it for an amazing cause.  Childline is a brilliant charity, the work they do is so important.’

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