Actress and comedian Katy Wix on Christmas, spending her spare time writing and being ditzy

A cup of tea with Katy Wix

Katy Wix reckons she’s similar to her Not Going Out character ©Rex Features

Katy Wix has had roles in popular TV shows including Not Going Out, Rush Hour and Miranda.

The Welsh actress has also starred in comedy programme Fried and mini-series Funny Valentines.

How do you like your tea?

I think tea runs through my veins. About two years ago, 
I started to leave the bag in and it changed my life.

Who would you most like to have a cup of tea with?

My best friend. I have quite a few, so if I leave it at that, everyone will think it’s them!

What says Christmas 
for you?

Chocolate for breakfast.

What’s your happiest Christmas memory?

Waking up to feel the weight of a pillowcase full of presents on my feet.

My dad would sneak into the bedroom with them at night and sometimes I’d hear him swear if he stood on a piece of Lego.

If you weren’t an actress, what would you be?

Oh, all sorts of things. I was going to do archaeology and anthropology at university, but changed my mind at the last minute. I think I’d also have made a good therapist.

Daisy, your character in Not Going Out, is quite ditzy. Are you the same?

Sometimes I’ll go into 
a shop, come out and I can’t remember which direction I was walking in. It’s part of the reason I never learnt to drive.

How do you spend your free time?

I do a lot of writing, which 
is work, but I love the escapism. I also like to read, and I go to the theatre and art galleries a lot, too.

What object could you not live without?

My laptop. I worry when 
I don’t know where it is – it’s the closest thing I have to a child!