(Julia with England cricketer Steven Finn)
What do you love most about your job?
I love the pressure and pace of live TV and so enjoy being in the thick of breaking news stories. It keeps me on my toes!
Which female is your greatest inspiration?
Dame Kelly Holmes- against all odds at 34, she won double gold in Barcelona at the end of her career. She is such a down to earth woman and an incredible role model of hard work and determination.
What’s the greatest hurdle you have overcome?
Rowing the Atlantic!! Whilst the physical feat was a huge challenge, the mental battle way harder.
Where did you first hear about human trafficking?
I watched the film Taken and, to be honest, I thought it was just a film and that trafficking didn’t really happen. Then at a church conference a couple of months later, it totally clicked that it was so very real!
Why did you help set up Sport For Freedom and what’s your vision for the charity?
I was completely overwhelmed by the existence and the severity of human trafficking - I looked at what was in my hands, which was sport, and I used it! My ultimate vision for Sport For Freedom is that we cease to exist because there will be no more slavery.
Which beauty product can you not live without?
Bobbi Brown shimmer brick!
How do you keep a healthy balanced lifestyle?
I fail miserably…but I try to shop at the farmers market and I also try to schedule workouts a week in advance to make sure they are a priority in my diary.
What could you not live without?
Who are your style icons?
Jessica Alba; classic, beautiful and elegant.
If you could dress in any fashion era which would it be?
Now- I think it has never been so fun!
What’s the most memorable event you have worn Beulah to?
Apart from Natasha’s wedding…A big fundraising dinner for Sport for Freedom in London packed with sports stars supporting FREEDOM!
What do you think makes Beulah stand out?
The designs and quality of the dresses are just breathtaking- you can almost feel the presence of a Beulah in a room! I also love the cause each item of clothing stands for in supporting victims human trafficking.