Chris Tarrant was born in 1946. He began his professional life as a teacher but moved into broadcast media. In 1974 Tarrant began in television as a host of a children's Saturday morning show - 'Tiswas' - which became immensely popular. He is also well known for 'Tarrant on TV' and for hosting 'Who Wants to be a Millionaire'. He also joined Capital Radio in 1987 and for 17 years hosted the Capital Breakfast Show until April 2004. In 2001, he received a Sony Award for his 'unique relationship with his listeners'.