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Last Updated: Thursday September 25 2008 10:22 GMT

All about Gavin

Gavin

Gavin Ramjaun has been with the Newsround team since 2006.

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Birthday?

13 December

Where were you born?

Worcester

Brothers/sisters?

One younger brother, Jamie

Hobbies?

I'm a big sports fanatic, and I especially love my football! Hanging out with friends, going to the cinema, listening to music and reading interesting books come pretty high up there too

Favourite colour?

Blue (electric blue!)

Favourite item of clothing?

My stripy multi-coloured tops!

How would you spend your perfect Sunday afternoon?

Well presenting the Newsround bulletins on Sundays comes top of the list of course!

But if I ever get an afternoon off, then it would be watching my beloved football team Arsenal (win of course). Then checking out the Sunday papers. After that, I'd try and settle down and watch a film, or maybe get out to a concert or gig

Favourite animal?

The Lion - because it's king of the jungle and my hair resembles its big mane when I take it out!

Fave film?

Starsky and Hutch

What are you scared of?

Sharks and alligators

Favourite actor/actress?

Ben Stiller - comedy genius

Fave band/singers?

Really varied - I like anything with a good beat or kick to it. Razorlight are brilliant and I quite like Justin Timberlake's stuff. I love Corrine Bailey Rae's music and McFly are cool too

Favourite food?

Pizza pasta combo

What makes you laugh?

Pantomimes, especially when they try to get out of a box

What other jobs have you had?

I started out in TV behind the scenes as a runner for Ant and Dec's Saturday programme. That was great fun. I'd also done bits of research for various shows. Before that I've been in PR and ages ago I even worked as a checkout operator! Before coming to Newsround, I worked in production for BBC Sport

Most embarrassing moment?

I once had to dress up as a woman for a sketch to help my friend. It's a long story, but let's just say it was so convincing that some people really did think I was girl! Totally embarrassing, but that goes to show what a great friend I am!

Favourite holiday destination?

Hawaii, New Orleans, Memphis

What makes a good NR story?

It must be appealing, interesting and topical. It's great seeing a story on TV that is told and explained really well. Anything which makes you feel more knowledgeable after watching it

Advice to children who want to get into journalism?

Work hard in school and try to get as much work experience as possible - this is so important. Get to see how your local paper, radio or TV station works. Show to the people who work there that you're incredibly keen and willing to learn how they do things - everyone loves talking about their job after all! Practise your writing, remember people's names and most of all don't be afraid to try anything

Best advice ever given?

I think it was the newsreader Sir Trevor McDonald who told me to make the very most out of every situation you're placed in, and to always treat people as you would like to be treated yourself. It carries in everything I do

What makes you happy?

Seeing an uplifting film, when Arsenal win, and jokes among friends

Favourite gadget?

My vacuum cleaner - it's awesome

What's your biggest ambition?

To report on the Superbowl - the biggest, most watched, entertaining showpiece there is!