- 13 Jun 18
The up-and-coming singer talks with Ed Power in the new Hotpress issue about some interesting stuff in her life...
A few minutes chatting to Freya Ridings and Hot Press is already star-struck. Not over Ridings herself - though she has an astonishing voice and seems sure to follow her teenage idol, Florence Welch, to the dizzying upper echelons of the charts. It's because she's just let slip that she has a famous family member.
"My dad is an actor. He does a lot of voiceover work nowadays. Have you heard of Peppa Pig? He's the voice of Daddy Pig." It's at this point that, as the father of three, I fall backwards, smoke streaming from both ears. "Fun fact of the day," she laughs, noting the response. "I had no idea it had got to be so huge."
I tell that her in our house Peppa Pig has long had iconic status - her father (Richard Ridings to give him his actual name) may as well have a cabinet full of Oscars, a Knighthood and an All-Ireland winning medal to his name. "It's so funny," laughs the 24-year-old. "My friends don't care."