The Early Years
David qualified as a doctor in 1993 from St Mary’s Hospital Medical School in London with a Bachelor of Medicine and a Bachelor of Surgery degree (MBBS) as well as a first class Bachelor of Science honours degree BSc (i)
He started his medical career as a houseman (intern) at St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, a renowned academic institution before taking up a job in Emergency Medicine (Accident and Emergency Medicine) at Ealing Hospital. He then moved to the Whittington Hospital in North London where he worked in the field of General Medicine and Emergency Medicine. Whilst house hunting as a junior doctor, he stumbled across a modellng agency who signed him to their books enabling him to get a fantastic portfolio of pictures which would prove useful in getting into TV.
In 1995 David auditioned for the part of the on-screen doctor on Sky Travel and was awarded the job. He was signed by a television agent. Within months David had been signed to BBC Newsround, the longest running children’s news programme in the world thanks to the input of the legendary John Craven. With that David became the first ever person to broadcast specifically to children about health. Within 6 months he won a Royal Television Society Award for Best Children’s Factual programme for his documentary on Bullying- a subject close to his heart. David’s appearances were incredibly popular which meant he received thousands of letters from children around the UK. As well as continuing with Newsround, he then joined Saturday Aardvark-the three hour anarchic flag-ship BBC show and fully Booked for BBC Scotland. He then presented a teenage discussion show for channel 4 and a teenage problem page show for BBC2 called “Sort it!” He also presented “Bitesize” for the BBC.
Transitioning out of children’s TV, he joined Living TV giving medical advice on shows “Why Me?” and “Call the Doctor”, presented “Lets Get Healthy” for ITV and became a regular presenter on ” The Really Useful Show” and “Daily Live” for BBC 1 before being asked to join Anne Robinson on “Watchdog”- the flag-ship consumer affairs programme on BBC1 as a presenter and reporter. David was then asked to anchor the BBC’s prime-time health show “Watchdog Healthcheck” which he did for two years before moving to join “Tomorrow’s world”- the prime time technology show.
In 2002 David launched the cult show “Most Haunted Live” , and hosted the world’s largest live ghost hunt, each show being a three hour unscripted live show. It soon became the highest rated show on Living TV. He also presented “Hospital Live” and “The National ESP Challenge Live” for the same network. David has also worked on “Richard and Judy”, “Alan Titchmarsch”, BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC’s “Inside Out”. He has also been a regular panelist on “The Wright Stuff” on channel five for eight years. David has hosted over 30 different television shows over the last 15 years as well as contributing to many others.
In 2009 David made his US TV debut working on the hugely acclaimed “Rachael Ray show” which he continues to do. In 2012 he became the host of Sugar Dome on Food Network (8/7C). He is also a host for Web MD in New York and is currently developing and working on a number of shows in Los Angeles.