The Edinburgh born, Belfast bred journalist was educated from primary to post-graduate diploma level via Dundela Primary School, Strandtown Primary School, Methodist College Belfast, Queen's University Belfast and the University of Ulster.
He passed several exams along the way and now holds a 2:1 degree in Political Science, a Post Graduate Diploma in Newspaper Journalism (pass with distinction) and a junior athletics certificate in trampolining.
His interests include (but are not limited to) crime fiction, classic cars and loud rock music.
He is a supporter of Aston Villa Football Club. He likes cats, but prefers dogs
SCOTTISH stand-up Fern Brady has been a regular visitor to Ireland over the past couple of years and the West Lothian comic will keep up this tradition in 2018 on her first ever tour with current show Suffer, Fools! Fern will be at The Black Box on January 7 as part of the Out To Lunch Festival with this fully realised version of the work-in-progress she brought to Belfast back in the summer before taking it to Edinburgh for her third well received run at the Fringe.
FOLLOWING their successful Irish visit last December, the real life former drug cops who inspired the hit Netflix series Narcos will be returning to Ireland next year for a trio of discussion-based events.
FOLLOWING his recent run of sold-out dates in the wake of acclaimed debut solo album Spooky Action, former Mansun frontman Paul Draper is hitting the road again in 2018 – including visits to Dublin and Belfast.
THEY wouldn't let it lie: comedy geniuses Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer are back on the box next week with a 'Christmas special' revival of their superbly surreal 1990s Channel 4 hit Vic Reeves Big Night Out.