Q & A with Weekend Breakfast host Guy McDonald

Q & A with Weekend Breakfast host Guy McDonald

Check out what Guy McDonald has to say about his favourite actor, his most bizarre fan experience, and much more. 

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What would be a good theme song for your life?
'Don’t Stop Believing' by Journey

Do you sing in the shower? 
No, I occasionally whistle but living in Cape Town means we can’t waste water on long showers.

How do you relieve stress?
I enjoy watching the HGTV channel. Something very relaxing about watching home décor and house buying in exotic locations. Otherwise, I love to get out into nature, walking on Table Mountain or just along the beach.

In 30 years’ time, what do you think people will be most nostalgic for? 
I think they’ll miss the interpersonal connection that comes with interaction in the workplace. Idle chatter with a colleague in the canteen, counselling from a work friend, relieving home pressure through sharing. All these things have been diminished or completely annihilated by the pandemic and I’m not certain things will ever completely return to what they were?

How do you feel about putting pineapple on pizza?
It's always good to eat your fruit and vegetables, but you don’t see people putting coconut on a pizza, so what gives pineapple the right to be there?

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Who’s your favourite actor?
Missy Peregrym. Ask my wife how much I love Missy and the pink slip she has signed for her and her alone.

Favourite food?
Pizza and crispy roast potatoes. But not at the same time.

In one sentence, how would you sum up the internet?
Our greatest invention and greatest downfall.

What is the most embarrassing thing you’ve ever worn?
I grew up performing satire and dressing up, so I’ve always seen comedic value in everything I’ve worn. However, there is that school speedo that was stretched and I used to wear under my board-shorts until one day I needed to clean my feet after an incident with a barnacle and my friends’ younger sister walked in to see me while I straddled the bath and…. well she backed out of the room very quickly!

What used to be considered trashy but now is very classy?
Broken jean pant. 

What movie would be greatly improved if it was made into a musical? 
'Rocky'! All five of them… imagine the soundtrack?

What's the weirdest thing a fan has ever done for you? 
Locked me in a wine cellar on a public holiday and gave me a teddy bear before I was saved by some visitors banging on the cellar door!

What are some things that are okay to occasionally do, but definitely not okay to do every day?
Send the President angry, frustrated tweets.

If your six-year-old self suddenly found themselves inhabiting your current body, what would your six-year-old self do first?
Do a Traffic or Weather report as Donald Duck. I used to be impeccable at Duck speak but sadly seem to have lost that talent.

If you were arrested with no explanation, what would your friends and family assume you had done? 
Speeding. I used to be a Rally Navigator in the KZN Championship and always believed I should have been the Driver. I like fast cars, that I cannot deny.

What embarrasses you the most in front of other people? 
My double chin, I have more chins than a Chinese telephone directory. 

If you were transported 250 years into the past with no clothes or anything else, how would you prove that you were from the future?
Probably being circumcised would be a giveaway?

What's your biggest pet peeve? 
The scale never seems to go below 94kgs when I stand on it! I run, cycle, and use mind power to manifest a six-pack, so why can’t the scale play its part?

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