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Paul Ross

Paul Ross

Paul's been waking up London on the BBC London 94.9 Breakfast show for over 18 months.

He has been on the radio in the capital since the mid-1990s and, as a result, has become one of the best known voices on London's airwaves.

Born on his father's 18th birthday New Year's Eve 1956, Paul is the eldest of five boys and a girl and grew up in Leytonstone, north-east London.

Having trained as a journalist, Paul then got a job at LWT working for Greg Dyke as a researcher on the Six O' Clock Show with Michael Aspel, Chris Tarrant and Danny Baker.

He later ended up editing that show, as well as the London Programme.

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His first job as a TV presenter was on a serious current affairs show called "Eyewitness" which ran for two years and saw him filming in Sicily, the States, Brazil and Russia.

He also fronted the police appeals show "Crime Monthly" for ITV, "Big City" and presented a gazillion game shows including "All Over The Shop" and "No Win No Fee" for the BBC, "Jeopardy" for Sky One, "Endurance UK" for Challenge TV. And "Tellystack," "Mystic Challenge" "You Don't Say" "Upshot" "Ballpark" "Mind the Gap" "A Slice of the Action," "Life's a Punt" and many, many more.

At the moment he is the showbiz correspondent and film critic for "This Morning" - which he loves because: "It means I don't have to pay to see the latest movies!"

He is also the studio host for Living TV's Most Haunted Live and a regular contributor to ITV1's Alan Titchmarsh Show.

In the past he has written regular columns for Tatler, News of the World and the Daily Star on Sunday.

Paul moved out to Marlow in Buckinghamshire after filming "Celebrity Fit Club" there, and says he is "ecstatically happily married to the current and final Mrs Ross".

He has five children, one grandchild and a French Mastiff called "Gracie".

Tune into the new BBC London 94.9 Breakfast show with Gaby and Paul Monday to Friday 0600 - 0900.

Email Paul: thebreakfastshow@bbc.co.uk

Call 020 7224 2000 or text 81333 and start your message with London.




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