A BIT ABOUT – BUTLIN’S BOGNOR REGIS
Having invested over £175 million, Butlin’s Bognor Regis offers event bookers a number of great event venues, beautiful accommodation, unforgettable team-building activities and exceptional food. Whether you are planning a board meeting for a dozen people or a product launch venue for thousands, the Butlin’s team will delight with their very our own special brand of Butlin’s sparkle that never fails to bring out the best in people.
Eleanor is a Redcoat Team Leader at Butlin’s Bognor Regis. And she likes tinned peaches! She’s also a big fan of Megan Markel, loves the Wetherspoons App and can’t get enough of Chinese food. On her feet from morning to night, Eleanor and her team entertain and delight holidaymakers and corporate clients alike. Meetingsclub caught up with Eleanor before she rushed off for another show!
Why did you choose to get into the world of entertainment?
When I was young girl I wanted to be famous and in a pop group. I thought that the best way to do this was to become a Redcoat! Lots of people such as Steven Mulhern, Des O’Connor and Bradley from S Club all started their careers at Butlins. I quickly realised that at 18 after becoming a Redcoat I probably wasn’t going to become famous, but I still loved the job and having a such a fun experience.
Who has inspired you most in your career?
Nobody really, but I do look up to Megan Markel. She made a name for herself as an actress before she married Prince Harry and has not used her marriage to become famous. She’s now releasing a new cook book, does loads of charity work and is a good business woman – oh and she’s a Princess now – just like I’d like to be!
If you could work anywhere in the world where would it be?
Definitely in the UK. I go on holiday abroad where it’s sunny and I wouldn’t like to ruin my holiday, because if I worked in the heat, then it’s not a holiday anymore. I quite like the temperature in this country.
What has been your most embarrassing moment?
I am a performer and there’s been a couple of occasions when I have been on stage and I have fallen over in front of 2000 people – that’s quite embarrassing. There was also a time when my wig fell off so I looked bald. Fortunately, the audience thought it was all part of the act.
What piece of advice would you give to your teenage self?
Do what makes you happy. Don’t get too stressed out about life. Go with the flow – you can’t plan life as it always changes and often usually for the best.
What three items would you bring to a dessert island?
1.Tinned food – probably peaches as I like peaches
2.A boat – to get off
3.Bear Grylls as he can help me survive on the island
What did you do last weekend?
I went to London with my friends to watch Little Shop of Horrors in Regent Park, in the open air. But it started to rain and after 20 minutes the show was cancelled! We had to go to Byron and have a burger and “catch up” instead.
What is your favourite place to travel to?
I quite like Chester because of the zoo. Also, Crete is a great place.
Is there anything on your bucket list that you haven’t yet done?
I’d like to get married and have children – my dream of the future. I am not interested in skydiving.
What is your favourite APP?
The Weatherspoon’s App as you can order food straight to your table.
What is your favourite food?
Chinese! Anything with soy sauce. There’s a great “all you can eat” restaurant in Bognor that I go to.
Do you binge watch and if so, what do you watch?
I like Friends and have always done so. I’m watching the New Season of the Good Place at the moment on Netflix
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