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TV personality Ferne McCann becomes a qualified bus driver at West Ham depot

PUBLISHED: 18:30 22 March 2016

Towie's Ferne McCann (centre) with bus drivers at West Ham Bus Garage. Picture: Ferne McCann/Twitter

Towie's Ferne McCann (centre) with bus drivers at West Ham Bus Garage. Picture: Ferne McCann/Twitter

Ferne McCann/Twitter

Former The Only Way is Essex and I’m A Celebrity... star, Ferne McCann, has qualified as a bus driver to encourage women to consider a career in the industry.

TV personality Ferne McCann learning how to drive a bus at the Stagecoach West Ham depotTV personality Ferne McCann learning how to drive a bus at the Stagecoach West Ham depot

The star, who is a presenter on This Morning, started training to become a bus driver at Stagecoach’s West Ham depot a few weeks back.

And she showed off her experiences to her social media followers through Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.

Ferne said: “I’m so proud of myself – I never thought in a million years that I would have the chance to even drive a bus and now I can say I’ve actually officially gained my bus driving licence.

“It’s been a fantastic experience and I’ve had a brilliant time getting to know Yvonne and the team at Stagecoach. I had no idea how much work goes into running buses.”

The qualification requires 30 hours of on-the-road training, a theory test, a medical and a final exam.

“I take my hat off to the 
drivers I’ve met and I really 
hope my involvement has 
made more women think 
about bus driving as a career option,” said Ferne.


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