I am an NHS GP and have worked as a specialist in eye surgery, have worked for the oil industry in Shetland, and as a single-handed doctor on the most isolated inhabited island in the world, Tristan da Cunha.
Since 1989, I’ve been a medical presenter on breakfast television on ITV.
I’m best known for my early-morning appearances on Daybreak, and as a regular guest on Steve Wright’s radio 2 programme.
The proudest moment of my career is: Working single-handed on that island in the middle of the South Atlantic 1800 miles from the nearest land
The first thing I do in the morning is: Jump in the shower, sling on a suit and get myself over to Daybreak
My favourite breakfast is: Poached eggs on toast with a bit of marmite, you either love it or hate it!
The most famous person in my phone book is: Steve Wright, who’s now a good mate
The actor who would play me in a film about anything medical would be: Stephen Mangan
My favourite memory from working on ITV is: Delivering a baby in the spur of the moment in the rubble after the earthquake on Haiti
If I wasn’t Health Editor at Daybreak I’d: Fancy being medical advisor to any of our top British sporting teams
You’d be surprised to learn that: My latest book A Day In Your Life went to number six in the top ten hardback non-fiction bestseller list
The one thing I couldn’t live without is: Oxygen (joke!). On a much more serious note, I couldn’t live without champagne.