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So it's Wednesday, and there's a number of reasons I get the midweek blues. First of all the telly is always rubbish (although Davina MacColl's Million Pound Drop makes up a bit for that tonight!). Plus you always find yourself struggling to remember the weekend gone by because it seems so long ago, but pining for the one to come because it's still 48 hours before it's time to down tools.
Even more so though, Drive is lacking in the studio assistant department on a Wednesday which makes it a little bit lonely in the presenter's chair. So if you're interesting in following in the footsteps of Ben, Becca, Pip or Steph and want to become the show's newest Man or Girl Wednesday, get in touch at david@phoenixfm.com.
I'm really enjoying the Drive format at the moment and hope all my listeners feel the same. On today's program the midweeks revealed that Cheryl Cole is destined for her second UK number one.  Promise This sold almost 70,000 copies in its first day of release and looks set to hold off stiff competition from Rihanna on Sunday's rundown. Asking the question on Facebook and Twitter revealed that the French bit "Alouette uette uette déployer l'aile"? is from a French song used to teach kids the names of their body parts. The actual lyrics are indeed about plucking feathers off a skylark. Not sure what Cheryl's doing singing it though.


Meanwhile in the album countdown, Kings Of Leon should make it two weeks at the top, with Come Around Sundown denying Joe McElderry's debut LP becoming a chart-topper so far.
My telephone guest on the program yesterday was Dr Patrick Geogehegan OBE talking about Mental Health issues and what services are available in Brentwood, quite poignant given next Wednesday is International Stress Awareness Day. The work he and his team have done in the field has been recognised with the Chief Executive of the South Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust receiving two awards in 2010.
Today I spoke to Sheryl Plant a spokesperson for Breast Cancer Care. Every 11 minutes someone in the UK hears the shocking news that they have breast cancer. As we near the end of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, you can help Breast Cancer Care to be there to support them by having a Pink Friday with your workmates, family or friends. A Pink Friday can be anything you want as long as it's pink, it's fun and it raises money for Breast Cancer Care. More details at www.pinkfridays.org.uk.

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