JOURNALISM student Zoe Graham is hoping to win her first job in television after getting through to the final of a competition on Channel Four’s Richard and Judy show.

The late afternoon programme has been running a series of regional competitions called “On the Spot” to find reporters for the show. Zoe, 20, is among three contenders for the North West position.

She appeared on the programme on Tuesday (29 October) when she received her brief from Richard and Judy – to produce a one-minute report on a woman from Stoke on Trent who has constructed a graveyard in her garden.

Zoe’s report will be aired on Monday’s show (4 November), along with those by the other finalists, and viewers will vote for their favourite.

If she wins, Zoe will have the chance to produce several reports for the programme over the coming year.

Zoe, who is in her second year of a BA (Hons) Journalism degree at Edge Hill College of Higher Education in Ormskirk, said: “I didn’t think I did particularly well at the auditions in August so I was amazed when I made it through to final three. It would be great to win but I am going to make sure I have a great time whatever happens.

“It was fantastic to meet Richard and Judy. They were really nice and gave me lots of advice about journalism. I surprised myself by not being nervous at all!”

Journalism course leader, Tony Turjansky, said he was delighted by Zoe’s success. He said: “Zoe is a student who has made the most of the chances and opportunities that have come her way.

“She has already taken up placements in print, TV and radio-based media and has had work published on the internet. Everyone on the course wishes her the best of luck on the show.”