From a very early age Tony had his life mapped out and knew exactly what he wanted to be… an Actor, Television presenter and an Astronaut! From a small town on the outskirts of Manchester he decided not to discover the final frontier of space but to embark on a different journey into the world of show business –well two out of three weren’t bad!
As luck would have it 10 years ago he was walking through Manchester with a friend when they saw a sign “Do you think you could be a model? Free Seminar.” Thinking there would be hundreds of gorgeous girls in the queue, Tony decided to try his luck, little did he know that his life was about to change forever. The agency signed him up on the spot and he instantly became one of their most in-demand models, becoming the face of high profile campaigns such as Debenhams designer clothes range, and Lotus cars… and no, unfortunately he didn’t get a free one!
After being a little “creative” with his CV he landed roles in musical theatre performing in “Hello Dolly” and “fiddler On The Roof” at the Royal Northern College Of Music. He also played a variety of comedy roles for fringe productions, most notably “Eric” in Eric the Viking.
Various Television Presenting roles came next from Granada Men and Motors “Hot Source” and Manchester United TV “Reds at Five” and “Legends”.
At only 23 Tony decided to leave Manchester to live in London, working with the BBC on top rating kids shows like Xchange (BBC1), Saturday Show Extra (CBBC) and Top Of the Pops Prime (BBC PRIME) He stayed with the BBC for 4 years and had the opportunity to act in sketches, go behind the scenes of Match Of The Day, interview High Profile Bands and regularly be seen on the Red Carpet interviewing the Stars.
His ability to ad-lib and think on his feet made him an obvious choice to host a wide range of Live events from Miss Great Britain to The Clothes Show Live. Since leaving the BBC Tony is very quickly putting himself on the map as a talented actor and has recently played the lead role in "The Paranormal Project Live" due to air later this year.
His favourite quote is from his Granddad who said, “aim for the stars son and you might just land on the garage roof” ..who knows, he might just go to the stars after all.