TV star Jake Humphrey takes a break from Formula 1

HE was seen by millions of people around the world interviewing the new Formula 1 World Champion but last week Jake Humphrey was back in his home county.

HE was seen by millions of people around the world interviewing the new Formula 1 World Champion but last week Jake Humphrey was back in his home county.

Fresh from the previous Sunday's Grand Prix in Brazil, which saw British racer Jenson Button take the title, the 31-year-old former Norwich schoolboy was visiting Nelson Lodge in Long Stratton, one of the centres run by Break, the charity of which he is the ambassador.

His first season as the Formula 1 presenter on the sport's return to the BBC has been a rollercoaster year but one which he described as the 'greatest' in his life.

The former children's TV presenter, who went to Framingham Earl and Norwich's Hewett School, said: 'It's been a mix of emotions. Doing four live hours for telly on Saturday and then doing it all again on the Sunday is like doing two FA Cup finals back to back every other week.


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'To see a British champion was incredible. To be an F1 champion is something that little boys around the world dream about and to see what life is like for that person is really special.

'When I was interviewing Jenson Button, he had those wild eyes, was covered in sweat and champagne and was just buzzing from so much adrenaline. It was quite clear that this was the moment he had been dreaming of since he was eight-years-old and to be standing next to him at that time was a great privilege.'

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