BOLTON-born DJ and television presenter has spoken about her life in lockdown.

She achieved something she had wanted to do for a long time – buy a horse – and write another book.

Thrown, is due out next May.

It follows 2019’s Till The Cows Come Home: A Lancashire Childhood, her bestselling memoir which revealed a childhood full of countryside capers, a far cry from the London ‘ladette’ scene Cox and her pop culture peers – Zoe Ball, Denise van Outen and co – became famous for in the nineties.

Sara is currently presenting Between The Covers, where she is joined by a star-studded celebrity lineup to share their passion for books and reading.

She says she has always been a keen reader but admits she’s “completely awe-struck by a good book” now she knows first-hand just how much work is involved.

Sara said: “I’ve always admired authors, to be able to grab you by the scruff of your neck and drag you into a story and keep you there is a real skill. And if anything, since writing more, I can find it quite intimidating reading some books and thinking, ‘Wow, this is incredible’.”

She added: "I feel like I’ve found a really good home on BBC Two. I love the shows I do, and Love In The Countryside, that taps into my upbringing and with my dad being a farmer.”

And she likes keeping a bit of live TV in the mix, as it’s “using a different bit of your brain” than writing and radio.

Sara said:“I’m really lucky, there’s a nice range of work I’m doing at the moment.

“It feels like the golden years.”

And buying a horse says has restored her work life balance.

“I’d not had my own horse for 30 years, and I always wanted to get back round to it,” explained the BBC radio and TV host, who developed a life-long love for the animals whilst growing up on her dad’s farm in Bolton.

Cox rode as a child and even worked as a groom for a showjumping couple before moving to London to pursue modelling, then forging a broadcasting career. Horses remained a side-love though, and she’s twice ridden in Goodwood charity race the Magnolia Cup over the years.

Between The Covers with Sara Cox every Wednesday on BBC Two and iPlayer.