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Why Hayley Sproull finds it so hard to get up in the morning

The Kiwi comedian is not what you'd call an early riser.

The comedian and co-host of TVNZ 2's The Great Kiwi Bake Off, which wrapped last week with Timaru teen Annabel Coulter announced the winner, opens up about her work habits, her inspirations and exactly what it is that makes it so hard for her to get out of bed in the morning.
The person I'd most love to interview is…
Freddie Mercury
My advice to my younger self is…
Say something nice to your body – it's awesome.
Top of my bucket list is…
See the Northern Lights.
The song that always makes me want to dance is…
Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! – ABBA
My typical working week…
I get up after snoozing 13 times, only because my partner Aaron has had enough of the alarm going off, and now I'm rushing.
Quick shower, quick teeth, out the door with a smoothie to spill in the car and no makeup. Listen to music loudly on the drive to work to wake up. Sometimes I'll bike and spend the entire ride cursing the bike, wondering why I bought it.
Get to work and write jokes for TV with my friends all day. Emails always open, shooting back and forth about other projects.
Force myself to go to the gym. Feel great but very unfit afterwards.
Get home and spend way too long cooking something way too ambitious for dinner. Usually this is to procrastinate from all of the work I still have to do.
Eventually get seduced by wine and chill out watching Ozark with the boyfriend. Then realise nothing got done, and stay up till 1.30am frantically working. Fall asleep watching YouTube trash around 2.30am, knowing it will be very hard to wake up in the morning.
Movie I've watched the most in my life is…
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
If I was stranded on a tropical island, I would need…
1. A friend.
2. Music.
3. An Indian food buffet.
The person I'd cast in a movie of my life would be…
Abbi Jacobson from Broad City, because then we could hang out and I think we'd be cool friends.
My go-to recipe is…
Homemade vege burgers. I'm not a vegetarian but they just taste better than meat.

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