As a TV actress I started acting at 11 years old, in an award winning BBC kids TV show called Byker Grove, where I played the regular role of Emma Miller for 7 years.
I then went on to play roles in tons of popular TV shows here in the UK, including Waterloo Road, BBC Casualty, BBC Doctors, Criminal Justice and The Bill.
I have also attended the critically acclaimed British Drama School, East 15, have appeared on stage in theatre productions, films and radio drama for the BBC.
After leaving Byker Grove I signed to Sony as a solo artist and released a single called Little Miss Perfect under the name Summer Matthews. The single didn’t set the charts alight BUT I did get to travel the UK and appear on Disney, Nickelodeon, MTV, Top Of The Pops, Lorraine Kelly, CBBC and TRL.
I toured UK radio shows and was in countless magazines and newspapers, including Elle Girl, OK, The Daily Mail, The Daily Star, Smash Hits and Shout Magazine.
As a professional vlogger I make videos that spread a message, whether thats helping other Mums talking mindset or discussing my own family challenges.
Last year a video of my daughter Brooke went viral and had us chatting to everyone from Russia Today, to Ellen Degeneres’ team and Brooke holding her own on interviews for news programmes and Political talk shows (totally crazy and unexpected!)
I was nominated and became a finalist for the Mumsnet Vlogger awards last year alongside some HUGE blogging sensations won BEST VLOGGER at the prestigious Northern Blogger awards 2017
I work with Channel Mum, who work alongside ITV and create some MUM based video content each month, for this incredible team.
My Youtube channel currently has nearly 1.6 MILLION views on it, which is staggering and I am extremely grateful to everyone who tunes in.
CHARITY. RADIO. BRANDS
Over the last 10 years I have worked with hundreds of brands, radio shows and charities, using my own experiences to help charities where possible and promoting things I love.
I was also a blogger for Famously Fit, Ok magazine, radio presenter for CBEEBIES radio and I am regularly the go to person for BBC radio.
In 2017 I was personally asked by Arianna Huffington to blog for her Thrive global initiative and The Huffington Post.
I have worked with many charities over the years including Bliss (the premature baby charity), Meningitis UK and The British Heart Foundation.
Mother & Baby Big Heart Awards
BECOMING A WIDOW.
In July 2017 my world was changed forever, when my husband Ross, my best friend and constant side kick (so much that friends called us Rolly) passed away.
Ross had Brain cancer for 3.5 year and we were lucky enough to have Ross very well up until May this year, when he rapidly deteriorated. I spent a month living with him in Myton Hospice, Warwick, where I was by his side every moment and finally watched him take his last breath surround by love.
During my time in the hospice I set up aJust giving page to give back to the hospice for all their incredible work and that is currently well over £11,000 with money still coming in all the time.
My husband was a force and his presence is felt every day, even now. I don’t believe in a God, but I believe we live on in our legacy and my husband has that in abundance.
His death was covered extensively in national and international news.