What Matters to Me: Cerys Matthews, BBC 6 Music DJ and musician

• Who would attend your fantasy dinner party? I’d invite Oliver Reed, Elvis Presley, John Lee Hooker, Prophet Muhammad, Winston Churchill, Kate Adie, Cleoma Breaux, Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, Ann-Margret, Mary Magdalene, Wu Zetian and Memphis Minnie.

• It’s not cool but... I do enjoy trying to dance like a ballerina in the kitchen.

• What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given? Do not drink before a show. It’ll taste better afterwards (Sir Tom Jones).

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

• What’s the worst job you ever had? Can’t really complain in this department.

Who is your favourite fictional character? Champion the Wonder Horse.

• What are you afraid of? Running out of time.

• Did you have a nickname growing up? Squeaky, as I had such a high speaking voice.

• What situations make you lose your temper? Booking Olympic tickets, ditto train tickets, bad food, DJs who think they’re funny, queue jumping, form filling and lastly, 99 per cent of politicians and 100 per cent of violence in the name of religion.

• What would your alternative profession be? Ballet dancing or politics.

• What food or drink is always in your fridge? Homemade butter and fresh chillies.

• If you could change something about yourself, what would it be? Probably my age, then I could go back to college and do something really useful.

• If you could travel back in time, where would you go? Twenties Harlem with Willie “The Lion” Smith and James P Johnson in an all-night jazz session.

• Saturday night or Sunday morning? Definitely Sunday morning – in the studio at BBC Radio 6 Music.

• Who or what is the love of your life? Music and kind people.

Matthews is hosting The Wonderful World of Cerys Matthews tomorrow at 8pm at Mareel in Shetland, tickets £25, (www.mareel.org).