By Paola Bassanese
National Treasure Scott Mills’ autobiography “Love You, Bye: My Story” is just the tip of the iceberg. You get a sense that the anecdotes narrated in the book are just a glimpse into Radio 1 DJ’s eventful and hectic life.
His dedication to his radio DJ career is unshakeable and so was his determination to become a Radio One DJ. Starting in local radio and making his way up to national and international level (Eurovision), Scott remained humble and humorous.
We all want to read more about his life but of course it will be up to Mr Mills to share more insights – maybe if he gets an OBE for services to radio?
What I found extremely moving in his account was his charity work detailing his trips to Uganda to document the country’s criminalisation of gay people and to Northern Kenya to raise funds for Comic Relief.
Of course there is also a more glamorous side to his life with celebrity parties and invitations to stay at VIPs’ houses (Robbie Williams anyone?). But Scott had to pay a price for such privileges and lost himself along the way; now a healthier version of his former self, Scott delights the nation with his afternoon shows and apparances on the National Lottery Live.
From an outsider’s point of view it looks like Scott Mills has won the lottery with his amazing job and opportunities but he had to fight his corner and work hard along the way.
A great read and I look forward to buying the next book, if he ever writes another one.