Meet Gavin Ramjuan, a presenter and sport correspondent in the Daybreak team.
Before becoming a member of the ITV team, Gavin was a presenter on the BBC News Channel and correspondent for BBC Breakfast but got his on-air break presenting Newsround and Sportsround on CBBC.
Whilst also at the BBC, Gavin reported on Radio Five Live, the Today programme on Radio 4, and the famous BBC World Service. He later became one of the youngest presenters in BBC World TV history at the age of 26.
Gavin's specialisms range across news, features, lifestyle, human interest and sport. He's covered an array of content. From in-depth cyber-bullying reports, to Heathrow weather chaos, to being a live at the scenes of serious crimes. On the odd occasion, he has been known to hang out and play football with mega-stars like Justin Bieber, or even play golf with Samuel L.Jackson!
He also fronted national and international sports coverage for the BBC News Channel and BBC World, and reported on the Winter Olympics in February of 2010.
'I feel very privileged to have met the people my line of work has brought me into. It's very easy to take for granted the access that we are given at times. Always remembering we have stories to report, I do sometimes pinch myself at the experiences.'
Gavin started his career in the media as a runner for Ant and Dec, and before joining CBBC in September 2006, Gavin was a trainee broadcast journalist for ITV at Meridian. There are no plans for any auditions on Britain's Got Talent yet... Though if you watch the urban surfing flo-rider clip you might think he should!
Gavin's career path to being a television journalist and personality has been a traditional yet long one, which is testament to his tenacity and determination in every aspect of his life. He gained two top degrees at Cardiff University in the business school, then went onto to complete the Postgraduate journalism course at City University.
'Hard work has always been the cornerstone of what I'm all about. In my eyes, grafters will succeed in any walk of life, because we make our own luck through our endeavours and attitude.'
Gavin was born and bred in Worcestershire, and is a keen footballer in his spare time. He played semi-professionally as a teenager and in university, and dabbles in the odd game when it comes up. He also loves to read crime and escapism literature, attempting to learn languages(!), and travel. His family are from Ile Maurice, with relatives also across Europe.
1. What do you most enjoy about working on Daybreak?
It has to be the idea of giving people their first taste of the day's news and telling interesting stories in an engaging way! I also love the people we work with, such an inspiring team. Also the guests who are on the show, there is such variety. You could be mingling with or interviewing some of the most diverse people.
2. Who would you most like to meet/interview that you haven't already?
Barack Obama, Will Smith, Ben Stiller, Adele, Jennifer Aniston. One of those will do... As long as they're not chewing gum!
3. Who is the most memorable celebrity/personality you have ever met and why?
Samuel L. Jackson. I caddied for him around Wentworth in a charity game. The man is an icon, and it was so humbling to hang out with him for a day and learn how he prepares for big movies when he's involved.
4. If you weren't a journalist, what would you be doing as a job?
I'd love I say professional footballer! I played semi-pro for a bit when I was a youngster. But in reality a fireman would be special. Those guys are real-life heroes
5. Are you a good morning person?
I like to think so. The feeling of finishing your day just as most people are starting is lovely motivation. But it can be painful getting up at 3am each day!
6. Who would you choose to play you in a film version of your life?
Probably Ben Stiller. He has the comedy and gravitas down to a tee. Or Vince Vaughan.
7. Is there one fact about yourself that we'd be surprised to learn?
I'm red green colour blind.
8. What is your routine for working early each day?
I wake up, usually hit snooze once on the alarm(!), shower, get online to cycle through the news apps and headlines before getting into the office. Then it's quadruple espresso time to chat and go through scripts and stories. With about half an hour before air time, go and have make up, always very surreal if you're a guy. The lovely wardrobe department have some suitable shirts lined up to wear, and then we're on!