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.
PHOTOS: NICOLE CLEARY