The ‘World’s Sexiest Jockey’ has been snapped up by ITV to current from the Epsom Derby.
Leonna Mayor began her horse racing profession at Brian Braugh’s in Audley earlier than working as a present jumper in Whitchurch on the age of 13.
The Stokie, who was a profitable flat rider, was as soon as topped the ‘World’s Sexiest Jockey’ when she appeared on the entrance web page of lads magazine Zoo in 2013.
And this weekend over two million racing followers are anticipated to hold on her each phrase when she joins the ITV protection of the Epsom Derby.
She already began her protection with a bang taking up the ITV racing Instagram web page all through the day at the moment.
Holding her personal with racing stalwart Ed Chamberlain and co on the display screen, Leonna has additionally needed to cope with her justifiable share of web trolls since her TV debut with Sky final 12 months.
She advised SunSport: “I believe I’m fairly a powerful particular person, I’m fairly black and white however social media is terrible at occasions.
“People can criticise my accent or what I’m saying at occasions however I simply assume ‘oh, shut up’.
“ITV don’t make racing a bubble, we would like everybody to come back racing or benefit from the protection at house, whether or not they wish to again a horse or not.”
Leonna, who can be on Sky Sports, realized to toughen up through the cut-throat world of horse racing, placing up with the fixed weight-reduction plan, travelling across the nation, and risks of being horseback.
But she packed it in again in 2012 and began presenting for William Hill.
The viewers from the in-house service will dwarf compared to those that will swap their TV’s on for the Cazoo Derby Festival.
Leonna added: “People say I’m pure now however I by no means was once, I received so nervous. I believed I wasn’t arrange for TV.
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“I might ring up the producer a few days earlier than saying I’m so nervous and I can not do it.
“They stored pushing me and I received higher and higher however my nerves have been horrendous.
“Three days earlier than a shift and I’d really feel sick.”
Leonna now hopes that she is going to sooner or later be capable of be the lead anchor having carved out a profitable TV profession.
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