BOOKWORMS know her face from the ABC TV series First Tuesday Book Club, and now music monsters are about to get very familiar with the voice of author and screenwriter Marieke Hardy.

The 31-year-old granddaughter of Power Without Glory author Frank Hardy starts a new gig on Monday as Triple J breakfast host alongside Robbie Buck and The Doctor (aka Lindsay McDougall).

Marieke, who is something of a thinking man's crumpet, is chuffed with her new radio role replacing former host Myf Warhurst, who has taken a gig alongside Pete Helliar at Triple M in Melbourne
But it seems Marieke is doing it for ulterior motives – to appear on Spicks and Specks and get closer to fellow radio brekkie host Hamish Blake.

"My parents are massive fans of Spicks and Specks and keep saying I have to put it in my contract to go on," Marieke explains.
source The Courier Mail

"But I could make an arse of myself in front of Hamish Blake, who I have got a massive crush on."

Marieke isn't concerned that Andy Lee's cohort is an on-air rival – or the little matter of her current boyfriend.

"Hopefully we won't let our professional lives get in the way of our future romance," she said. "I'm still in negotiations with my boyfriend about the Hamish Blake open-relationship thing and Hamish's girlfriend is yet to be consulted, but I'm sure we can come to some sort of arrangement."
Courier Mail source and item