Glenn Ridge

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THE TV and ra­dio pre­sen­ter is best known for his role as the host of game show from 1991 to 2001. He is now the host of the break­fast show on Magic 1278. Ridge re­cently moved from Cam­ber­well to North Mel­bourne, where he lives with his wife, Jo, their 22-year-old son, Ol­lie, and the fam­ily’s cavoo­dle, Moe.

“As some­one who has lived in the eastern sub­urbs for many years, it has been a bit of a rev­e­la­tion,” he said. “There are so many great pubs in North Mel­bourne.”

He also has two adult daugh­ters, Peri and Bekki.

I am on break­fast ra­dio dur­ing the week, so hope­fully on a Satur­day morn­ing I get to en­joy a bit of a sleep-in. Then the three of us will do some­thing re­lax­ing, such as catch­ing up with friends or go­ing out for break­fast. Just tak­ing it easy, ba­si­cally.

I think my wife, Jo, would say that I don’t have any. I am not par­tic­u­larly do­mes­tic, although I am very good at re­mind­ing ev­ery­one else to turn the lights off, which they seem to leave on. I am OK with jobs around the house and I do try to be handy, but I some­times need to call a pro­fes­sional to fix my mis­takes.

I wouldn’t say I am a great cook, but I do like to man the bar­be­cue. I only do the ba­sics, such as steaks and sausages, but I like to have con­trol over it be­cause some peo­ple in our house like their steaks cooked well done, while I like it rare.

Just my alarm clock, which is set to 4.30am dur­ing the week, and maybe the odd book. I don’t get much time to read and I am usu­ally so tired at night that I just end up crash­ing as soon as I hit the bed.

It would have to be the clas­sics of Cold Chisel and Bruce Spring­steen. I also en­joy coun­try mu­sic — ev­ery­thing from Lee Ker­naghan to Johnny Cash — but other peo­ple in the home don’t share my en­thu­si­asm, so I need to lis­ten to those records when I am on my own.

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