When I was born I was so ugly the nurse slapped my mother. My parents told me I was born under a gooseberry bush in a bus station. Until the age of three they tied meat round my neck so the dog would play with me.
My love of radio started whilst at school in 1977 when I appeared on the Piccadilly Radio kids show called Breakaway. Every opportunity to get out of school continued with me presenting Granada TV childrens news programme What's New where I featured in the title sequnce and was the warm up for Crossroads.
I was a founding member of Radio Wishing Well at Park Hospital and of Trafford Talkng Newspaper for the Blind. I then spent a few years amongst womens underwear on Radio Topshop and was the voice of a number of 0898 services (including sex lines with an actress from Take the High Road) amongst other voiceovers
My love of theatre has seen me perform on stage in a number of pantomimes in Bolton & Stoke. I have also appeared in Ellen Kent production of Turandot at the Palace Theatre and at the same venue in Cameron Mackintosh touring production of The Phantom of the Opera.
I'm happy to boast many C & D list celebrities amongs my friends, just check out the gallery. You can find me enjoying the theatre, photography, music and going out with friends.
I don't describe myself as tight, I prefer the word thrifty!
In 1993 my limited talents were inflicted on the people of North Wales at Marcher Sound. From there I moved home with stints on Fortune Radio. I then moved to Yorkshire and Magic 828 in Leeds (with an act like mine you need to keep moving).
In 1996 I settled back in Manchester at 1458 Lite AM where after starting on drivetime I moved to Breakfast for three years. After being head hunted (or fired) I moved to present the breakfast show for eight years at Tower FM in Bolton.
Since joining Fortune I have been with the same group of companies ever since. The group now owned by UTV has seen me working for many groups in the station including Pulse FM, Wish FM, Wire FM and a Network game show called Money on Your Mobile which was broadcast to 48 stations all over the UK.
For the last nine years I have been based at Signal Radio in Stoke and currently present the afternoon show between 3-7pm