Oh! I Remember Him“Oh I remember him …” follows the remarkable story of Mike “Squeaky” McClean. From his early years growing up in one of Manchester’s roughest areas with Spanish & Irish parents and Dad regularly out of work, to presenting on two of TV’s most iconic shows, THE BIG BREAKFAST and RICHARD & JUDY throughout the noughties. Buy Now £9.99
Mike has hosted numerous television shows for the BBC, ITV, C4, C5, Sky1 & Nickelodeon and excels at live TV.
He originally trained as an actor, at the Arden School of Theatre in Manchester. However, after leaving college Mike gravitated towards stand-up comedy and quickly broke onto the circuit with a comedy magic act. He was soon spotted by a TV producer from Nickelodeon and went on to front several shows for the channel, including “Nick AM”, a live daily breakfast show. He later joined ITV to present the kids game show “It’s Not Fair”, followed by 2 series of “Mad for It”, a live children’s show, he devised, for ITV.
In 2001 Mike moved to Channel 4 and joined “The Big Breakfast”. He was soon waking up the nation, knocking on punters doors and interviewing some of the biggest stars, including Julia Roberts, Brad Pitt, Britney Spears and many bands of the day.
After “The Big Breakfast”, Mike continued to work for Channel 4 as the roving reporter on “Richard & Judy”, a job he loved and excelled at for six years. During this time he also presented “House of Games”, a family entertainment show for Challenge TV. Following this he presented the XFM Manchester Breakfast show from 2008 – 2009.
In his autobiography Mike talks about growing up in Manchester, his early TV successes and to ups & downs that inevitably come with show business. It’s a frank, honest look behind the scenes of UK TV and how not everything is as it seems!
Oh I Remember Him
Oh I remember him …” follows the remarkable story of Mike “Squeaky” McClean. From his early years growing up in one of Manchester’s roughest areas with Spanish & Irish parents and Dad regularly out of work, to presenting on two of TV’s most iconic shows, THE BIG BREAKFAST and RICHARD & JUDY throughout the noughties. Rubbing shoulders (literally in the case of Britney Spears) with many of the biggest stars of the day, including Angelina Jolie, George Clooney, Brad Pitt and pulling off one of TV’s funniest gags with Russell Crowe at the Oscars.
We learn how through sheer nerve, determination and wit, Mike overcome many disappointments, including being “let go” by Manchester City in his early teens and leaving school at 15 with only a CSE in metalwork. How the accidental discovery of Paul Daniels’ Magic Book (the first whole book Mike read) would totally change the course of his life (“now THAT’S magic!”) and how his years of performing in talent shows (alongside Gary Barlow) and countless rough pubs, finally paid off.
Mike also reveals what it was really like, working week in week out with Britain’s best loved TV married couple and how pinching a bowl of jelly sweets, led to working with Ricky Gervais in THE OFFICE Christmas Special.
“Oh I remember him…” is an enthralling, funny, heart-warming and self-deprecating read.
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