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Nicky Campbell Biography

Birth Place:
Edinburgh, Scotland

Fast Facts

  • Was adopted when he was less than a week old; tracked down his birth mother and father in his 20s
  • After graduating from university, wrote jingles for the Scottish independent local radio station Northsound Radio
  • Has hosted BBC Radio 5 Live's breakfast show since 2003
  • Published his memoir Blue-Eyed Son: The Story of an Adoption in 2004
  • Released the album We're Just Passing Through which he wrote and recorded with Kate Robbins in 2014
  • Is a patron of the British Association for Adoption and Fostering, and was awarded an OBE in 2015 for his services to children