Eldest of three children. Has a younger brother Richard and a sister Kate
Grandparents on his father's side are Lithuanian. They emigrated to Britain in 1917.
Mother, Dot, is an artist and his father, Bob, a self-employed surveyor
Presents the BBC 6 music daily morning show.
Is a West Ham United fan.
Personal Quotes (1)
One of the most positive and surprising reactions we got from the listeners was when one morning we had been told to play the new U2 single at 8pm. When we asked why we had to do this, our beaming controller said: "Because every radio station is!" Which wasn't really a reason. We started to play it and it was pretty much business as usual with the lads. Chiming electric guitars and Bono upset about something. After a minute I took it off, saying: "Right, I imagine it carries on like that, but if you want to hear the rest of it tune in to Terry Wogan. I work for you lot, not U2's record company, and I'm sure that Bono would fully support me in my stance against external oppression ... these are The Futureheads." I braced myself for the deluge of emails. After just two pissy emails from U2 fans, dozens said well done, because in their words "that's what 6 Music is supposed to be about."