Most known for his work during the late 1980s as the chief presenter on Children's BBC, this television and radio personality also hosted shows on BBC Radio stations based in Manchester and Sheffield, England.
Early in his career, he was a substitute host for the BBC's Top of the Pops television program.
He earned a 2009 Royal Television Society North West Award for his hosting work on Manchester, England's Channel M.
Between 1993 and 1998, he and his wife, Caroline, welcomed three daughters: Eleanor, Annabel, and Elizabeth.
Early in his career, he replaced Phillip Schofield as a BBC program host.