Pat certainly isn't new to radio, "When I was 14 I used to take days off school and fake illness to listen to the radio", Pat says. It was this passion for radio that earned Pat his first show, for BBC Radio 1 at the tender age of 20.
Following his shows on Radio 1 and appearances on Top Of The Pops, he went on to host mid mornings at our sister station, Capital Radio in London. Pat says, "I remember having to nudge Jimmy Saville when he missed his cue and he then spurted out 'Now then now then now then... my friend here will tell you what's happening' , I just thought thanks Jim!"
Pat was at Capital Radio for 10 years and picked up a gold Sony award in 1992 for best DJ, whilst notching up his 7th hit single raising over a million pounds for charity as part of the 'Pat & Mick' duo.
Nicknamed 'Patman' his radio shows have been heard by our troops in service worldwide, along with programmes featured on 'in flight' entertainment channels! There is no escape!!
'Funhouse' ran for 12 years on CITV, along with other ITV shows such as the Saturday morning spectacular 'What's Up Doc?' with Andy Crane. He recently appeared on and won the DJ special of 'The Weakest Link' beating radio colleagues to earn £12,700 for charity. His 2004 appearance on Channel 4's 'The Games' earned him great respect from viewers and fellow contestants alike, as he was proclaimed 'The People's Hero'.
Pat is married to Monica and they have three children and Pat feels his natural progression will be to host family entertainment on screen, just like he does at home! Late night Funhouse perhaps?!
A typical day for Pat is up at 7.00am to take two of his kids off to school, the eldest works as he is 18 now. Most of the day he spends working with his production company, which makes music imaging for radio and TV shows around the world, and then he prepares for The Century Radio Evening Show. After that he may shoot off for a midnight gig somewhere to play some tunes and show everyone that he cut off that mullet in 1992!
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