Born in Glasgow, Scotland, Paul has a younger brother and sister, Martin and Denise. He’s a Gemini, (June 19th), and by coincidence shares his birthday with his twin brother Gerard.
Educated (no, really) at Merrylee Convent, John Ogilvie Hall and St Aloysius’ College he went on to Glasgow University and Paisley College. His ambition was to become a dentist. God laughed and sent exam results from hell.
His first major disappointment was a failed job interview as a “cream boy”, selling door to door for pocket money. They said they wanted someone with personality. Dejected, and rejected, he started a local paper round instead. He slept in on the second day, was sacked on the third and The Samaritans became pen-pals.
Whilst a student he worked as a waiter at the local hotel, became friendly with the DJ at the hotel’s disco, and started playing records as a hobby.
He sent the local radio station an audition tape and was overjoyed to be instantly asked to see them. It transpired they wanted to put a face to “the worst tape they’d ever heard”. Paul was then lucky to join the Glasgow Hospital Broadcasting Service who trained him and, a year later, he was offered his dream job at Radio Clyde.
Paul lives in London and is married to TV presenter Debbie Greenwood. They have two daughters, Annalie and Luisa, and no pets. Especially not cats!!