- Was raised an atheist but converted to Christianity when she was 30.
- Once did a sponsored parachute jump for cancer research.
- Once worked as an administrator for the Family Planning Association.
- Had an ongoing role in the long-running BBC radio soap The Archers.
- U2's Bono kissed her belly when she was 9 months pregnant and presenting at the Q Awards.
- Joked that after marrying her husband she would be called "Mrs. T. Leaf."
- Enjoys reading, swimming and running. Does not eat meat.