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November 2014

Gayle and Ben Have Their First Row

28th November 2014

This morning on the show Gayle and Ben fell out after Gayle pointed out what annoyed her about Ben, fair to say he didn't take it that well...

 

Black Friday 

Lots of Black Friday talk on air this morning and Gayle was concentrating on shopping rather than the show...

Black Friday

 

Old Mobile

50% of people keep an old mobile as a photo album, Ben has his as he is on level 86 of Candy Crush and Gayle keeps an old phone for sentimental reasons...

 

On Monday morning Ben gets a bit creepy with the lovely Rachel Riley from Countdown on Cyber Monday.

Posted by Ben at 11:46am

Toy Appeal

27th November 2014

This morning we went to McDonalds at Clifton Moor to collect some of the toys already donated and were overwhelmed by your genouristy already. In the morning we will hear from John Atherton from McDonalds who is in the photo with us and if you get chance to buy an extra gift please drop it off at McDonalds in York or Selby...

Toy Appeal

 

Kids Names

Gayle revelaed this morning that her daughter is named Neve because she was born on New Years Eve, very clever!

Ben then mentioned that his sons middle names are James Tiberius after Captain Kirk from Star Trek, Gayle was shocked and later mentioned it when Ben was talking about donating a Chewbacca toy to the Toy Appeal...

 

Ben's Boring Bit

This morning Ben got some tips on having a stress free Xmas from TV designer Linda Barker and Gayle was still bored!

 
She did also talk about her tips for those in the Jungle and who she thought would win this year...

 
Tomorrow morning another chance to win free cinema tickets at Vue York on the Scene Stealer and will Ben be able to get the fake Facebook page closed down????

fake facebook

Posted by Ben at 1:35pm

Young Stars Awards and Scene Stealer

26th November 2014

This morning we had some very special guests in the studio as we celebrated the winners of our Young Stars Awards.

It was a brilliant morning and everyone at Minster Towers dressed up for the awards with Gayle and Beth Parsons doing their best Bond girl impressions...

Gayle and Beth

Also after the event we tried to help the Minster FM team pack up and Gayle showed she needs to do some work on her guns, look out for the look of despair on Ben's face...

Tomorrow morning we will get some Xmas tips from Linda Barker in 'Ben's Boring Bit' and another chance to win cinema tickets to @vuecinemas York with the Scene Stealer and you could go and see the brilliant Paddington which has 5 star reviews or Horrible Bosses 2 with the fabulous Jennifer Aniston, check out the film times at www.myvue.com.

Posted by Ben at 10:39am

Ben's Boot Game

25th November 2014

Here is our 2nd You Tube sensation 'Ben's Boot Game' where we look in Gayle's boot and have a rummage through the nonsense she drives around in the car. The idea of the game is to have a look at what is in the car and try and memorise the items but it didn't work as Gayle kept finding stuff she hadn't seen for ages...

 

Home Alone

This morning on the show Gayle revealed that her little girl Neve has seen Home Alone all the way through but Gayle hasn't seen it but did cry about the ending...

 

Icey Start

It was a chilly start across North Yorkshire and Ben had an idea for a new invention to help which Gayle killed in less than 20 seconds...

 

 

Ben's Boring Bit

Ben is keen to be a consumer champion and provide information to help North Yorkshire and Gayle thinks it is boring. This morning Gayle nodded off whilst we heard from a pet food expert on trhe dangers of giving your dog Xmas dinner...

 
We are back on air at 6.30am #TeamGB and don't forget you can follow us on twitter @gayleoninterweb and @MrBenFry

 

Posted by Ben at 9:35am

Cleaning Tips

24th November 2014

This morning on the show we had some random cleaning tips from Gayle's Mum and listeners, hope you find these helpful...

  • Clean your toilet with Coca Cola
  • To dust under the fridge, put a sock on a flyswatter, it gets under there a treat.
  • Bread is good for cleaning the floor if you’ve broken some glass – it gets all the really tiny bits up.
  • Coffee filters clean windows.
  • Newspapers clean windows too!
  • And if you want to keep your leaves clean on your houseplants, a little mayonnaise on a paper towel, will give them a lovely gloss. 

 

Show & Tell

This week the kids at Poppleton Ousebank are the stars of Show & Tell and this morning you had to work out what lovely Ava was describing???

You can play along on air at 7.45am in the morning.

 

Number Plate Game

This morning we bribed you with 10 bonus points on the Number Plate Game if you followed us on twitter, 6 of you took the bribe to follow @gayleoninterweb and @MrBenFry.

Plus no rules changes today!!!!!

 

Unique Talent Day

Today is Unique Talent Day and Gayle showed us how she can make her tongue look like a bottom...

 

Rubbish ET

On today's Scene Stealer Gayle did a rubbish ET...

 

Lofty In The Loft

Plus have you seen our new You Tube sensation Lofty In The Lofty where we rummage looking for hidden traseures in people's lofts and started at Minster Towers...

We're back in the morning at 6.30am

Posted by Ben at 9:56am

Gayle Has Never Seen Home Alone and Lofty In The Loft

21st November 2014

Shock news this morning when Gayle confirmed she has not seen Home Alone all the way through, Ben was outraged and accused her of being un-festive if that's a word...

 

 

Lofty In The Loft

We have filmed the first episode of our new You Tube sensation 'Lofty In The Loft' where Gayle goes rummaging for hidden treasure in lofts across North Yorkshire with Ben providing wise words and filming the whole escapade. 

The first loft for the pilot episode is at Minster Towers looking from some fribees to give away on Show & Tell...

 

Bishy Road Lights

Last night we turned on Bishy Road lights and after the big switch on we spoke to Jonny Hayes from the Bishy Road Traders Association about what a great night it had been...

 
Whilst we entertained the crowd Ben managed to talk Gayle in to singing a verse from Frozen and to be fair she was amazing and got rave reviews...

 
We also met Gemma from Dringy who actually liked the show and we decided to name her as fan of the week and she even posed for a photo with Gayle...

Gayle Lofthouse Minster FM

We're back Monday morning at 6.30am and will have freeze-bees to give away on Show & Tell with the kids from Poppleton Ousebank School.

Posted by Ben at 10:30am

Gayle's Knitwear and Number Plate Game Rules Change...Again

20th November 2014

This morning Gayle got dressed in the dark and wore a jumper/waistcoat which was #VeryBusy

Gayle in a busy jumper

Number Plate Game Rules...Again

Karen Horne in Dunnigton solved the X X problem by suggesting if you get two X's in a plate they cancel each other out so you can times the numbers, Gayle thought that was a great idea so we went with it. 

Steve at H20 bathrooms then asked what happens if you get three X's, well for starters that's crazy talk but the same as above, more than one X means you can't multiply the numbers!!!

Bad maths from Chris in Haxby thinking he had scored 846 points with X989 but 9x8x9 is in fact 648 points but that is still a new record score...although Mark Jackson reckons he got X999 last week but we didn't give him a mention.

So here we go, latest set of rules!

When the horn goes off on air between 8am and 9am, look at the car in front and add up the numbers on the plate to get your score. If the plate was GB57 BEN you would add 5 + 7 for a score of 12 points.

The only twist is that if there is an X in the plate you can times the numbers, makes the maths harder but the score higher. If the plate was X356 MFM you would times 3 x 5 x 6 for a monster score of 90 points.

But if the X will actually reduce your score then you can choose to ignore it, for example with a 14 plate car you would score 5 by adding 1 + 4 , but only 4 if you if you multiplied them 1 x 4.

If there is more than one X in the plate they cancel it each other out and you can only add the numbers...cruel twist!

You can only score points from the car in front immediatley after the horn sounds on air.

Send us your scores by text, email or twitter and remember you can only play the game safely if you are not driving.

From time to time there will be the opportunity to earn bonus points at the discretion of Team GB.

We will announce high scores on air and Team GB's decision is final!

 

Scene Stealer

This morning Gayle let herself down doing the worst Scene Stealer clue since the Avatar debacle, she was trying to perform as Tom Hanks in Forest Gump without much success...

 
Another chance to win cinema tickets to Vue York in the morning after 6.30am and you can check out times for this week's big new movie The Hunger Games - Mockingjay Part 1 and everything else showing at www.myvue.com.

 

Posted by Ben at 10:10am

Gayle's Meatballs and Gok Wan

19th November 2014

This morning on the show Gayle revealed a new receipe for Meatballs which she invented yesterday with daughter Neve and she said it was beautiful!!!

Try it our for yourself...

  • Mince meat (beef preferably)
  • 2 slices of bread into breadcrumbs (in the blender)
  • A crumbled Oxo (other stocks are available)
  • Splodge of tomato puree
  • Mixed herbs
  • Pepper
  • Stick in oven to bake
  • Ta-dah! Meatballs

Gok Wan

We spoke to fashion diva Gok Wan and he critiqued Gayle's outfit, well worth a listen...

 

Number Plate Game

We have had a query about the Number Plate Game rules and what happens if you follow a car which has two X's in the plate, Ben has gone in to a dark room to ponder yet another rule change, find out more in the morning.

 

Bishy Road Lights

Plus we are getting ready to be at Bishy Road lights on Thursday night and #TeamGB are arguing over which games to play on stage to win fab Minster FM frisbies...

 

Back in the morning at 6.30am

Posted by Ben at 9:59am

Elf Names

18th November 2014

This morning on the show we were feeling festive and went by our Elf names...

Ben was Nipper Sparkly Nose

Gayle was Stampy Snow Bum (which she wasn't super keen on)

And Rebecca was Speedy Pickle Pants

What is youe elf name???

Elf name

Posted by Ben at 9:37am

New rules for Number Plate Game

17th November 2014

This morning on the show Ben changed the rules on the number plate game, if you now get an X in the plate it is up to you whether you want to times the numbers together as if you were following a 14 plate car you will score 5 by adding and only 4 by multiplying them!

Gayle spotted the cheeky rule change...

 
The full rules now read...

When the horn goes off on air between 8am and 9am, look at the car in front and add up the numbers on the plate to get your score. If the plate was GB57 BEN you would add 5 + 7 for a score of 12 points.

The only twist is that if there is an X in the plate you can times the numbers, makes the maths harder but the score higher. If the plate was X356 MFM you would times 3 x 5 x 6 for a monster score of 90 points.

But if the X will actually reduce your score then you can choose to ignore it, for example with a 14 plate car you would score 5 by adding 1 + 4 , but only 4 if you if you multiplied them 1 x 4.

You can only score points from the car in front immediatley after the horn sounds on air.

Send us your scores by text, email or twitter and remember you can only play the game safely if you are not driving.

From time to time there will be the opportunity to earn bonus points at the discretion of Team GB.

We will announce high scores on air and Team GB's decision is final!

Posted by Ben at 12:21pm

Chippy Challenge and Number Plate Game

14th November 2014

Chippy Challenge

This morning on the show we chatted to Minster FM's Paul Spence about his charity challenge this Sunday and started by asking why everyone calls him Chippy?

 

 

Number Plate Game Returns

Gayle let us have another go at the Number Plate Game and Steve in Pickering scored a new record score of 441 with a plate which feature X977, remember the X makes the maths harder but the score higher!

#NumberPlateGame will be back on Monday between 8am and 9am when the horn sounds.

The games rules are...

When the horn goes off on air between 8am and 9am, look at the car in front and add up the numbers on the plate to get your score. If the plate was GB57 BEN you would add 5 + 7 for a score of 12 points.

The only twist is that if there is an X in the plate you times the numbers, makes the maths harder but the score higher. If the plate was X356 MFM you would times 3 x 5 x 6 for a monster score of 90 points.

You can only score points from the car in front immediatley after the horn sounds on air.

Send us your scores by text, email or twitter and remember you can only play the game safely if you are not driving.

We will announce high scores on air and Team GB's decision is final!

 

Ben in Panto with Stevi Richie

Ben found a photo from 2006 when he starred in Panto with X Factor star Stevi Richie, Ben is the one in the dress whilst Stevi played Buttons...

Ben in Panto

Posted by Ben at 10:42am

Rylan Clark talks X Factor and Number Plate Game

13th November 2014

This morning on the show Ben was a wimp about injections, Gayle’s little girl Neve cried about not having a TV in her bedroom and we launched our new #NumberPlateGame.

 

Number Plate Game Rules

When the horn goes off on air between 8am and 9am, look at the car in front and add up the numbers on the plate to get your score. If the plate was GB57 BEN you would add 5 + 7 for a score of 12 points.

The only twist is that if there is an X in the plate you times the numbers, makes the maths harder but the score higher. If the plate was X356 MFM you would times 3 x 5 x 6 for a monster score of 90 points.

You can only score points from the car in front immediatley after the horn sounds on air.

Send us your scores by text, email or twitter and remember you can only play the game safely if you are not driving.

We will announce high scores on air and Team GB's decision is final!

 

Hear Rylan Clark

Plus Rylan Clark spoke to Ben about X Factor and who he thinks will win this year’s show.

 

Posted by Ben & Ellie at 10:20am

Ben Meets Nick Hewer

12th November 2014

This morning on the show Ben spoke to Apprentice star Nick Hewer about this year’s candidates, Lord Sugar, Countdown and Rachel Riley plus his advice for the new Breakfast Show…

 


Nick Hewer and Ben

Posted by Ben & Ellie at 11:47am

Katherine Jenkins on the show!

11th November 2014

This morning on the show we chatted to Katherine Jenkins about her new album Home Sweet Home which is out on Monday 17th November, her stint on Dr Who and Gayle tried to tell her fortune!

Posted by Ben & Ellie at 2:18pm

Elefun!

10th November 2014

This morning was our first show and the verdict…not bad, could’ve been worse!

Just after 7:30 we played our new game, Show & Tell, and Gayle’s very cute daughter Neve described something for you to guess and this morning it was the game Elefun!

Ben had never heard of it and luckily Gayle had brought it with her so we had the first #TeamGB Challenge in the studio and Gayle won…

Lofthouse 1 – 0 Fry

Posted by Ben & Ellie at 12:59pm

The Breakfast Show with Team GB is here!

5th November 2014

Gayle and BenWell, the show is finally here. You'll soon be able to catch up on the latest goings-on, including some behind-the-scenes stuff from Gayle, Ben and the team on this blog.

Don't forget to check back soon for interviews, photos, videos and more. And make sure you're listening every weekday from 6.30am!

Posted by Ben & Ellie at 1:17pm

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