Motorpoint employee learns meaning of hard work on new BBC show

17 August 2020 Press Release

Motorpoint Sales Executive Sophie Johnson is set to feature in a new BBC TV daytime show

“Even though it was fascinating to find out what other people do for a living I realised at the end of filming that I really enjoy what I do at Motorpoint”

The 24 year old, who has worked for the UK’s leading independent car retailer in Widnes for the last two years, is one of the contestants in ‘Call That Hard Work’ which airs this week on BBC One.

Produced by Electric Ray, best known for shows such as ‘My Million Pound Menu’ starring Fred Sirieix, the light hearted show sees Sophie and two other contestants, a Florist from Sheffield and a Personal Trainer from Bradford, swap jobs for a day and rank various elements of their particular job out of 10. The person with the highest score at the end of the show is deemed as having ‘the hardest job’ and wins £1,000.

“I’m really excited to see the results with the rest of the team in the branch but nervous at the same time as I’ve never done anything like this before,” explained Sophie, who lives a short drive from the Motorpoint branch in Widnes.

“We were definitely taken out of our comfort zone doing the show as you’ll see for yourself. For instance, one minute I was taking part in a gym class and the next minute I am taking the next class. You definitely learn how to think on your feet in those situations. I won’t even mention how I got on arranging flowers. I’ve definitely got a new found appreciation for florist’s that’s for sure.”

Sophie, who trained as a midwife at Edgehill University prior to working for Motorpoint, is coy though about how she fairs overall in ‘Call That Hard Work’.

“I would love to say but I can’t” added Sophie. “What I can say though is that I learnt a lot about myself making the programme. Even though it was fascinating to find out what other people do for a living I realised at the end of filming that I really enjoy what I do at Motorpoint and making the move from delivering babies to delivering cars to customers was the right career choice for me.”

Motorpoint Widnes opened its doors in late 2015 following a multi-million pound investment in the five acre branch close to J7 of the M62. A long term sponsor of the Widnes Vikings’, the site has over 500 low mileage nearly new cars from over 30 manufacturers available with access to thousands more cars and commercial vehicles in group stock.

Every vehicle comes with the balance of manufacturer’s warranty backed by the Motorpoint Price Promise. This means Motorpoint will refund the difference to any customer within seven days of their order if they find the same car cheaper from a competitor. As an added bonus, it will also give the customer £50 worth of Amazon vouchers to spend.

To find out exactly how Sophie did in ‘Call That Hard Work’ tune into BBC One at 3.45pm on Wednesday, August 19.