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Heart Yorkshire breakfast show presenter Dixie is coming home - giving away mugs for hugs with co-presenter Emma Lenney in Rotherham today, Friday, May 23.

They will be out and about, with the Heart Angels, in Bridgegate, between 11am and 2pm.

It promotes the launch of the region’s latest radio station.

To get a free mug, all they want from the people of Rotherham is a photo with a nice big hug!

Simply go up to Dixie or Emma, who presents Heart Breakfast every weekday morning across Yorkshire from 6am to 10am. and give them a hug.

If it meets the ‘Heart Hugging Standard’, they’ll give away a free Heart mug.

You can also tweet a selfie to us @SheffieldStar, using #thestarselfie - and we’ll retweet the best.

Dixie said; “This is going to be fun! It combines two of my favourite pass times, drinking tea from a mug and making new friends. So, what better way than for you to come along, give us a lovely hug and we’ll give you a lovely mug!”

Emma added; “Hugs are a lovely way to say hello so it’s going to be great getting out and meeting our listeners and giving them a hug. Hugging makes people happy, it’s connecting and I’m looking forward to sharing the hugs and giving out the mugs. We just need some of the local shops to come and fill our mugs with tea… They’ll get a hug too!”

Rotherham’s own Sony Award winner Dixie - real name David Dixon - was the first voice on the new station, filling the airwaves left by Real Radio.

In an exclusive video chat with the breakfast show duo Dixie tells us all about his new ‘toy, not Emma - but his hydraulic sound desk, with mood lighting, which goes up and down like the control console inside Dr Who’s Tardis.

And Emma reveals her former pop star past.

VIDEO: Press the play button to watch the video report now,

Dixie and co-host, Emma welcome listeners to Heart Breakfast, from 6am.

Heart, the UK’s biggest commercial radio station with 9.3m listeners, has the tagline ‘more music variety’.

Bosses say it is committed to playing familiar feel good music from artists like Bruno Mars, Olly Murs,Black Eyed Peas, Michael Jackson, Madonna and Take That.

Heart is available on 106-108 FM, DAB digital radio, at, and on the Heart app.

Full line-up and lots more information on Heart is available on the web site at




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