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04 December 2019 17:04

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Jenni Falconer, Heart FM and TV presenter, is put through her paces as she participates in a series of military vehicle skills tests for new radio programme, 'On Track with Forces Radio BFBS'. LISTEN: On Track With Jenni Falconer Joined by former England football captain Stuart Pearce MBE and Love Island's 'loyal' Georgia Steel, Jenni and her fellow celebrities are put to the test by a certified military vehicle driver, to see who would be the best equipped for a career change. In her radio show, Jenni discusses her appreciation and respect for the military and how she found driving military vehicles for the day. Jenni says that she was "a bit hesitant at first because I was getting used to it but wanted to go faster, I was having quite a good time." "I think I really enjoyed it, maybe too much. We tasked the much-loved Heart FM radio presenter with the mission of manoeuvring the Lance Armoured Vehicle through thick, muddy water, balancing a FV 432 on a knife edge and driving an Abbot Self Propelled Gun round a gruelling course, in an attempt to pass a set of super challenging tank driving skills.

The tasks gave Jenni an exclusive insight into the incredible expertise that the British military demonstrate all over the world. Jenni Falconer was tasked with three skill tests: The Abbot Course - Jenni went for a rough ride as she jerked around the Abbot Course testing her driving skills whilst navigating sinking mud, submerging puddles and jarring drops; all the while being interviewed by presenters Amy Casey and Jay James for the radio series. The Abbot Course is a track used for teaching people how to drive an Abbot Self Propelled Gun.​​​​​​ Jenni went for a rough ride as she jerked around the Abbot Course testing her driving skills whilst navigating sinking mud, submerging puddles and jarring drops; all the while being interviewed by presenters Amy Casey and Jay James for the radio series. The Abbot Course is a track used for teaching people how to drive an Abbot Self Propelled Gun.​​​​​​ The Swim - Completely under pressure and in a battle against the clock and deepening water, Jenni used the Lance Armoured Vehicle to 'swim' through deep water testing Jenni's precision and efficiency at her new-found skills. Completely under pressure and in a battle against the clock and deepening water, Jenni used the Lance Armoured Vehicle to 'swim' through deep water testing Jenni's precision and efficiency at her new-found skills.

The Knife Edge Balance - Jenni used extreme concentration to balance the front of a FV 432 off a small ledge, ensuring she had the perfect equilibrium making certain the military vehicle did not drop off the edge. Adding another degree of complexity to the challenge, Jenni Falconer was interviewed by Forces Radio BFBS presenters Amy Casey and Jay James while attempting the Abbot Course section of the military vehicle driving skills test. Jenni Falconer commented: "The British military is one cog in this huge machine and the way that everyone in the Armed Forces works together is just incredible and the amount of selflessness and the amount of effort that is put in from everyone in their different roles is just really wonderful. "I don't know the extent of the work that everyone does in the Armed Forces, you just see a little snapshot of it really, I had a little taster when I went out military vehicle driving, but I only got to experience a small part. "A huge thank you to the British military.

JENNI Falconer hit the town in an eye-catching ensemble this week. The This Morning presenter regularly turns heads with her smokin' hot style whenever she graces our TV screens. And Jenni Falconer was true to form on Wednesday as she attended the launch party of Harry's Bar in London. The 42-year-old stunner decided to take a walk on the wild side in an eye-catching pink leopard print dress. The beauty appeared in high spirits at the event, perhaps due to the fact that she was joined by her handsome husband, James Midgley.

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Dave Benett/Getty Images WILD THING: Jenni took a walk on the wild side in a fab animall print dress (Pic: Dave Benett/Getty Images) Dave Benett/Getty Images HAPPY: Jenni looked to be having a whale of a time on a night out with her husband (Pic: Dave Benett/Getty Images) The red-headed hunk looked dapper in a navy blue blazer and light blue shirt, which he teamed with a pair of smart jeans. Jenni's latest outing comes just weeks after she was forced to pull out of her Heart Radio show, when her six-year-old daughter Ella was rushed to hospital. Taking to Instagram to share the terrible news, the TV personality revealed her little girl had managed to break a few bones. INSTAGRAM JENNIFALCONER BROKEN BONES: Jenni shared a picture of her daughter's broken leg (Pic: INSTAGRAM JENNIFALCONER) PRESENTER Jenni Falconer has told how she might still become a mum again – despite what her daughter says. The popular broadcaster and husband James Midgley are parents to seven-year-old Ella but, at 42, Jenni says another addition to the family has not been ruled out. It's just not happened for us, but it's still not something we would say no to. I like it the way it is' but I guess it's not down to her." Jenni and James, who is joining Channel 4's Ackley Bridge, got a fright a few years ago when Ella had an accident, which has made Jenni a little more cautious. A seemingly innocuous fall from a tree stump left Ella with a huge gash on her leg requiring a dozen stitches. "It was absolutely horrific," says Jenni. "You have to let them go out and have fun with their friends, but I'm constantly watching her. "She's just like, 'Mummy, I'm all right!' She's my only little girl and I have to protect her. "When you're growing up in Glasgow in the late 1970s, early 1980s you were allowed to go out on your own and your parents wouldn't see you all day. That would just not happen now. Times have changed and there's a different mentality. "I do look out for Ella, but I'm not allowed to be over-protective." Jenni is the bright and bubbly start to the day for early risers – and late finishers – with her popular national radio show. She is on Heart six days a week, doing the 4am to 6am Early Breakfast programme each weekday before her 6am to 9am Sunday show. She also just started work on her own podcast last week. But the broadcaster says it's being seen, and not heard, that's still her driving passion. "I still see myself first and foremost as a television presenter, I just haven't got a regular programme at the moment," said Jenni. "There are a lot of television opportunities that are dominated by a small number of presenters. "There is a time for everyone to have a go at presenting – I started 23 years ago now. But I definitely haven't stopped presenting, it's still what I love most." She also presented three series of property show Fantasy Homes By The Sea. It is now returning, with The One Show presenter Michelle Ackerley as the new face of the show. "They phoned me a few months ago to tell me they were re-commissioning it and that they were changing it a bit," said Jenni. "I did 45 episodes and while I really loved it, it did take me away from home quite a lot. While TV presenting is her primary passion, Jenni is still loving her Heart Radio show. It does mean crazily early starts – her alarm goes at 2.20am on weekdays with a, slightly, longer lie on Sundays – but she insists she has adapted. "I've been doing this for four-and-a-half years now and it's all about how you run your life for the rest of the day. "On the whole, by 6am I'm done. I can take Ella to school, although James usually does that while I go and do some exercise, and I'll pick her up after school. "I do tend to fall asleep on public transport and I do fall asleep on Ella quite early, so I'm not much fun sometimes. Jenni made her TV debut in 1994 and has been presenting a great variety of shows ever since. Jenni currently hosts Heart FM's 'Early Breakfast' show 6 days a week and writes a monthly health and fitness column for 'Your Fitness' magazine. Jenni is passionate for health and fitness and can often be seen training for a marathon, which came in handy in 2014 when she was asked to host the marathon and triathlon TV specials for Channel 4. Away from TV Jenni enjoys being Mum to daughter Ella, wife to James and master to their dog Alfie! TJ's editor-in-chief said: "We are delighted to have Jenni hosting the TJ Awards' Gala Dinner this year - she will bring a professionalism that will ensure a warm welcome to our guests on the night."