BROADCASTER DERMOT MURNAGHAN ON...
…his new series, The Crimes That Shook Britain
It is mind-boggling, heart-stopping, and I am so proud of it. I think that covering the Manchester terror attack at a concert hall on 22 May stands out the most for me. It touched so many of us.
…the difficulties of presenting live news
The process of information emerging is slow and tortuous, because you don’t want to be wrong. An error could cause more worry and upset. With social media, we get bombarded with data, which can be useful, but you also just don’t know if it’s true.
…Ed Balls stealing his job
I have been asked to do Strictly Come Dancing several times. I very nearly did it a year back, but they chose Ed Balls instead – which was obviously the right choice. I got a mixed reaction from my children. They said, ‘Dad, you dance like a camel.’ Can camels dance? No, they can’t.
…why we’ll never see him on I’m A Celeb…
I reckon I could survive the physical side, but my kids reminded me I don’t suffer fools gladly, and there are a lot of fools there. Their words, not mine…
The Crimes That Shook Britain is on Crime + Investigation, Sundays, 10pm