John Stapleton is an award-winning journalist with more than 40 years experience in newspapers and television.
In 2004 he was made the Royal Television Society News Presenter of the Year, mainly for his work covering the war in Iraq. He was a presenter on the BBC Nationwide programme, and a foreign correspondent with both Panorama and Newsnight.
He presented Watchdog for the BBC with his wife Lynn Faulds Wood and had his own ITV chat show The Time the Place.
John has interviewed every Prime Minister the UK has had since the mid 1970s.