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Rachel Dean's Big Ask: Cool FM's Melissa Riddell on almost losing her sister after a stroke and how she became an MMA fan


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Cool FM presenter Melissa Riddell

Cool FM presenter Melissa Riddell

Melissa met her boyfriend Scott through her love of MMA

Melissa met her boyfriend Scott through her love of MMA

On air: Melissa Riddell landed her dream job at Cool FM

On air: Melissa Riddell landed her dream job at Cool FM

Melissa Riddell with MMA fighter Leah McCourt

Melissa Riddell with MMA fighter Leah McCourt

Melissa Riddell at Disneyland Paris

Melissa Riddell at Disneyland Paris

Melissa Riddell with boyfriend Scott

Melissa Riddell with boyfriend Scott

Happy family: Melissa with her sister Sharon and brothers Mark and Robert when they were kids

Happy family: Melissa with her sister Sharon and brothers Mark and Robert when they were kids

Close bond: Cool FM presenter Melissa Riddell with her sister Sharon who suffered a stoke last year

Close bond: Cool FM presenter Melissa Riddell with her sister Sharon who suffered a stoke last year

Cool FM presenter Melissa Riddell

In this week's interview Rachel Dean talks to Cool FM presenter Melissa Riddell (27), who also blogs about fashion, beauty and lifestyle on her Instagram page. She lives outside Portglenone with her family and has a boyfriend called Scott.

Q. Tell us about your childhood

A. I had a really wonderful childhood. I grew up in the countryside outside Portglenone where we still live now - with my mum and dad, my big sister Sharon and my two younger brothers, Mark and Robert.