Gordon Burns

One of the best known television faces in the North West. For 15 years Gordon presented NORTH WEST TONIGHT and won 5 Royal Television Society awards for best regional presenter and the programme picked up 6 RTS awards for best regional news programme. Gordon also won the coveted BBC Ruby Award for best regional presenter in the UK.

Gordon made his name nationally by hosting ITV’s popular quiz programme THE KRYPTON FACTOR which ran at peak-time for 18 years pulling in audiences of up to 18 million people. He wrote all the scripts for the programme and devised many of the tough challenges for the contestants.He is a journalist by trade and began his career as a newspaper reporter with the Belfast Telegraph in his home city. For ten years he provided live commentary for the ITV network on the Labour, Conservative and TUC party conferences. He also produced and presented Granada Television’s regional news and political programmes for 15 years.

Gordon has been a huge supporter of Prevent Breast Cancer and as a Patron he hosted the opening of The Nightingale Centre and the Prevent Breast Cancer Research Unit- Europe’s first purpose built breast cancer prevention centre in 2007.