The 5-minute Interview: Dave Berry, TV and radio presenter

'Old people should be looked after, and get most things for free'


Since hosting MTV's hit show 'TRL UK', Dave Berry has been a regular fixture on music television and radio, hosting 'CD:UK' on ITV and earning a Bafta nomination for Nickelodeon's 'N-Word'. He currently presents Xfm's drive time slot, weekdays between 4pm and 7pm

If I weren't talking to you right now I'd be...

Sitting on my terrace trying to get my body pinker.

A phrase I use far too often...

"Happy days" is definitely one of them, and "God bless you", but in a "cor blimey" sense.

I wish people would take more notice of...

The fact that Amy Winehouse's life story and hundreds of pictures of her are really not that interesting.

The most surprising thing to happen to me was...

A few years ago there was a guy going around saying he was me. Apparently he's the spitting image.

A common misconception of me is...

That I'm a Cockney. I'm from south-east London.

I am not a politician but...

Old people should be looked after properly, and get most things for free.

I'm good at...

Talking. I do it a lot and I enjoy it.

I'm very bad at...

Patience.

The ideal night out is...

Finishing work, straight over to the pub with my Xfm colleagues, then an iPod-wearing walk down the river, get in, see my girlfriend.

In moments of weakness I...

Think it's important to keep your head up and try your best to crack on.

You know me as a presenter but in a truer life I'd have been...

A football player with a Ryan Giggs type of career.

The best age to be is...

So far, I'm very happy now at 29. And I really, really enjoyed 24.

In a nutshell, my philosophy is this:

Be nice to people and look after your family.

Alice-Azania Jarvis

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