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The Breakfast Show - Interview with Kriss Akabusi MBE



Ok, so today,  I was only joined on the phone by the legend which is Kriss Akabusi MBE.

Kriss embarked upon his athletics career in 1983 as a 400M hurdler and member of the 4x400M relay team, enjoying a successful time and winning three medals at the Summer Olympics and three World Championship medals, amongst others. In 1990 he broke David Hemery's longstanding British record on his way to a Gold medal for the 400M hurdles at the European Championships.

Kriss is also known for presenting the television shows Record Breakers and The Big Breakfast, and has regularly appeared as a panelist on many quiz shows such as A Question of Sport, They Think It's All Over and Through the Keyhole. Through these appearances he became well known for having an over-the-top laugh. Like I said...legend!

Kriss is currently the CEO of The Akabusi Company, a corporate communications and training company where his marvellous personality and reputation as a fantastic public speaker has made him a very popular and attractive advocate.

He is also an accredited personal coach, having qualified at the Hudson Institute of Santa Barbara. He is one of only four qualified Hudson Institute coaches in the UK.

Kriss joined me however to talk about new research into percieved local showering habits.

For example in Brentwood and surrounding areas the average amount of time spent in the shower is 10 minutes.

The average minutes usually spent in the shower by 18-24 year olds is 13 minutes.

The average minutes usually spent in the shower by 55-64 year olds is 8 minutes.  

Water accounts for a quarter of energy use in homes and our current daily water consumption of 150 litres is not sustainable.

 Water used in the bathroom amounts to a third of our daily water consumption and new ICM research commissioned by Waterwise on behalf of 12 UK water companies reveals our personal shower habits. It seems despite the age old myth that women take ages in the shower, the average woman spends just 39 seconds longer in the shower than men, with a mean shower time for women of 10 mins 40 secs compared to 10 mins 1 sec for men.

 The research also shows that older people are winning the shorter shower race with well over a third (39%) of those aged 55 or over showering in five minutes or less.

Water is a precious resource that we often take for granted, particularly when it comes to showering. One of the most effective water saving methods is to shower rather than taking a bath but new shower technology means that some showers use more water in 2 minutes than the average bath. New research released today investigates just how long we think we spend in the shower compared to how long we actually spend.

So Kriss and Chris told me about who the winners and losers are of the shorter shower race and we also found out how Kriss like his eggs


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