As a child Diane was a member of the British Gymnastic Squad and Champion until the age of 14 when she retired and began her career in the performing arts. She also had a strong involvement in music, becoming proficient in both violin and flute - twinning her love of music with her passion for movement. She went on to train professionally at The London Contemporary Dance School and The London Studio Centre.
Diane has since been a member of the National Youth Theatre, The National Youth Dance Company and has worked for many TV & theatre companies, including the BBC (plus radio Broadcast), ITV, Sky, Universal Pictures and Warner Bros.
She rose to fame in her role as the darling 'Jet' in the successful 90's television show 'The Gladiators', wowing audiences and winning both challenges and new fans. Following a serious accident Diane left the show but continued with more roles in theatre, presenting and broadcasting.
Shortly after this period, Diane ventured into the new challenge of teaching, retaining the disciplines of Physical Education, Dance and A Level General Studies.
This precipitated her return to a long and sustained period of studying as she worked towards qualifying for the title of Counsellor / Psychotherapist (BACP) and NLP Master Practitioner Coach.
The latter deals with neuro-technologies to improve conscious performance in our behaviours, new territory in the world of growth and behavioural change for enhanced performance and wellbeing.
To this day, Diane uses her impressive knowledge, training and life experience to help and develop other people. She works in both a one-to-one, private format and in a group setting with seminars and workshops, presented to a number of different organisations across a variety of industries.
Immersed in and passionate about the world of fitness, health and exercise, Diane skillfully relays her core skills across into the corporate environment, with many organisations and individuals experiencing the benefits of her input.
Diane has remained in Television and Broadcast for now over 25 years, she currently has a daily show (9am-12:30pm) on BBC Tees (North Yorkshire, County Durham, Tees Valley) with Neil Green. It is a rolling news – current affairs – local interest radio show. Diane is thrilled to be back with the BBC and also contributes to the BBC programmes - ‘Inside Out’ and ‘Look North’.