Becky Want

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Rebecca Elizabeth Want (born 13 June 1961) is a radio and television broadcaster, based in Manchester.

Want, originally from Hyde in Cheshire, currently presents the weekday afternoon show on BBC Radio Manchester. She also presents Becky Want's Retail Therapy, a Saturday morning show broadcast live from various shopping centres in Greater Manchester, such as the Trafford Centre.

After studying drama at university, Want began her career in 1983 at Signal Radio in Stoke-on-Trent, presenting a Sunday afternoon show before joining Piccadilly Radio in Manchester as a weekend overnight presenter, later progressing to co-present the breakfast show. In 1994 she joined Fortune 1458 in Manchester headed by her former boss Colin Walters. She presented the Breakfast Show there for around a year.

Want also joined Granada Television to present a wide range of regional programmes including the nightly regional news magazine Granada Tonight (now Granada Reports) and feature series such as The Motor Show. She later joined Granada Sky Broadcasting's now-defunct lifestyle channel, Granada Breeze, as a presenter of Livetime and Predictions with Derek Acorah.

She has also presented Inside Out North West for BBC North West and Homesearch (now The Homesmine) for Channel M, where she was also a reporter and occasional presenter for the station's regional news service, Channel M News.

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