Simon O'Brien born 19 June 1965, Garston
He came to prominence as the character Damon Grant in Brookside, a role he played from 1982 until 1987.
His character was killed off at the end of Damon and Debbie, a 'soap bubble' to Brookside.
He presented the UK version of Fraggle Rock from 1987 until 1988.
In the 1990s, after a spell presenting BBC football show Standing Room Only, he left show business and became a property developer. He has since returned to acting and presenting, with a shortlived football quizshow on ITV Digital and has played caretaker Wally Scott in Grange Hill since 2003.
He is an Everton FC fan and, in the past, has been the club's Public Address announcer.
He is presenting BBC Radio Merseyside's Breakfast show and previously owned a cycle shop in town.