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Meet the team: Bob Crampton

Bob Crampton Photo: ITV News West Country

It never rains but it pours. Since Bob took over the weather presenting job in 2009, that’s what seems to have happened! Until then it was Sunny… He was born in South Africa, but his parents returned to the UK when he had grown out of short trousers and the family settled in Plymouth. Bob’s father worked as a regional news anchorman for the BBC, so despite the warnings it was natural for him to go into the business. He started at The North Devon Journal in Barnstaple, then a spell reporting back in South Africa on the Soweto riots, before returning to Westward Television and later Television South West. Then it was on the A38 to Bristol and HTV West.

In 30 years only sweeping the floor has eluded him. He’s worked as a news reporter, a presenter, a producer and even directed the evening news.

Memories so far? Coming face to face with the Taliban in Afghanistan after the Russian occupiers left, seeing Fred and Rose West's faces in court when they first faced mass murder charges in court, reporting on the Penlee lifeboat disaster, and presenting the weather forecast live dressed in knight's armour on St George's Day.

You can follow Bob on Twitter.

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