Cruella, no sport and dentist aspirations: A glimpse inside the world of Abbie Chatfield

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Welcome to Quick Q – Monday Media’s weekly Q&A series dedicated to finding out more about the personalities that matter most in the media landscape.

Every week, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age asks key figures across corporate media, business, sport, federal politics, radio, television and culture to answer questions about their lives, careers, hobbies and news habits.

This week’s conversation is with TV, radio, and internet personality Abbie Chatfield. Chatfield hosts Hot Nights with Abbie Chatfield from 7pm to 9pm weeknights on the Hit Network and It’s A Lot podcast. She is also the owner of Spill Lager and Verbose The Label.

    TV, internet and radio personality Abbie Chatfield.Credit:Louie Douvis

    How did you get your big break?
    I was cast on the 2019 season of The Bachelor.

    What are daily news media habits?
    I get most of my news from TikTok and Instagram to be honest.

    Which living person do you most admire?
    My mum, cliché but cute!

    Your guilty streaming pleasure?
    Obviously Real Housewives but I don’t have any guilt though.… maybe 90 Day Fiancé – a bit of guilt about that.

    Which phrase do you overuse?
    ‘Slay’ at the moment – it needs to stop!

    What did you want to do when you grew up?
    I wanted to be a dentist because my whole family are dentists.

    What was your first job?
    Maccas!

    Facebook or Instagram?
    Instagram.

    Recommend a podcast…
    Just the Gist on LiSTNR.

    What’s one vice you wish you could give up?
    Sleeping with toxic people…

    The song that’s always on high rotation?
    Ahh! Love Galore (Alt version) by SZA.

    What are you reading?
    Nothing babes…

    Favourite movie of the past decade?
    I’m going to go with… you know what, curveball, Cruella!

    Top of your sporting bucket list?
    I don’t care to never see a sporting match again.

    What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
    "Don’t put it down, put it away". On the radio show, Hot Nights with Abbie Chatfield, someone said this and I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it since!

    What are the three things you couldn’t live without?
    Mr Handsome Walter (my dog), the beach and waterfalls because they make Mr Walter happy.

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