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 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 GMB
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
My favourite memory from working on Lorraine: I had just run the New York Marathon while being filmed for the show and had had more than just a few beers on an empty stomach at a post race party. Because of the time difference I kept drinking all night to stay awake long enough to do an interview with Lorraine live on her show. I was very tired and very tiddly when we were finally connected by satellite. Afterwards I couldn’t remember a single thing I'd said so I was sure I had probably spoken drunken rubbish and would be severely reprimanded.
"Not at all," giggled Lorraine the next day, "you just looked and sounded REALLY REALLY HAPPY!"
''Merry'' was probably more accurate, but it was one of those interviews I just about got away with.
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 Lorraine 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.