In the Hotseat with Pam Royle

Pam Royle
Pam Royle

ITV newsreader Pam Royle began her TV career while living in Hong Kong and has seen her career take her around the globe.

However, the North Yorkshire-born presenter eventually settled into life back home and in 2010 she celebrated 21 years as a newsreader in the region.

In August she took part in a charity jet ski challenge from Hartlepool to Whitby and back again.

She can be found most nights on the North East Tonight sofa, but this week she sat In the Hotseat for a chat with Karl Hansell.

1 What are your first memories of Whitby?

As a five-year-old, the whalebones, the crazy golf and the fish and chips!

2 What makes Whitby special to you?

The sea air, the fishing boats, the people, the views, the quaint streets, the shops and Dracula!

3 Life’s highlight?

Every day brings a new one.

4 Biggest regret?

None yet.

5 What did you have for breakfast this morning?

Pineapple and natural yoghurt.

6 What is your favourite eating place?

Home - my husband is a great cook.

7 What is your favourite pub?

Any traditional country one, preferably with a roaring fire.

8 Where are the best fish and chips?

Whitby of course!

9 What is your worst habit?

Thinking I can cram more into the day than is possible.

10 Where was your last holiday?

Isola 2000 - skiing.

11 When was the last time you cried?

Yesterday when watching the news.

12 What would be your ideal day in Whitby?

Arriving by boat, climbing up the 199 steps to light a candle in St Mary’s Church. A wander around the Abbey. Fish and chip lunch followed by a stroll around the shops, a visit to the whalebones and if we’re lucky a Dracula trail.

13 What was your first job?

Nanny to four children.

14 What is your favourite film?

Some Like it Hot.

15 What is your favourite book?

The complete works of Oscar Wilde.

16 If you won the Lottery, what would you do with it?

Share it!

17 Dracula or Captain Cook?


18 What is your signature dish?

Rice pudding, Death by Rich Chocolate Mousse, creme brulee, bread and butter pudding. Not necessarily all at the same time but it has been known...

19 Favourite drink?

Builder’s tea.

20 What would be your epitaph?

I’ll be there in a minute!