Rebecca Elizabeth Want (born 13 June 1961) is a radio and television broadcaster, based in Manchester.
Want has worked for Manchester radio stations Piccadilly Radio and Key 103. She has been a radio host for BBC Radio Manchester for over 5 years where she presents the weekday afternoon show on BBC Radio Manchester. She also presents Becky Want's Retail Therapy, a Saturday morning show broadcast.
Becky was a features presenter on the North West regional news magazine programme Granada Tonight in the early 1990s on Manchester based ITV station Granada Television. Want has also been a face on 'What's New' alongside Tony Wilson,'Traveller's Check' with Stuart Hall (presenter), 'Livetime', 'Psychic Livetime' and 'Predictions' for satellite station Granada Breeze. She has worked for ITV's 'Livetalk' and 'Which Way'. On the BBC she has presented Inside Out North West for BBC North West and features on Channel M's 'Moving Manchester'. She also starred in a Beryl Bainbridge production on BBC One
She is an ambassador for the Prince's trust She ran the London Marathon in 2010 for Manchester's Christie Hospital and in 2011 she ran the Great Manchester Run for the same charity. She took part in Comic Relief 2011 and was challenged to perform as a stand up comedian at the 'Frog and Bucket' comedy club in Manchester. She is listed as a key supporter of the Moore Foundation.
She was born in Hyde, Tameside in Greater Manchester and she studied drama at university. Her career began as a secretary at a radio station where she was given the opportunity to go on air. She has a son, Isaac
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- "Becky Want - Supporter". Moore Foundation. Retrieved 8 January 2015.
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