Favourite roulette number: Green 0
Star sign: Taurus
Derek started his presenting career in 2003 after sending off a showreel to a television company in London. He still gets nervous when presenting live roulette on Channel 5 but describes his SuperCasino role as “the best job in the world” as he loves interacting with players and talking about the games.
A native Scot, Derek moved to England in 1999, but people often think his accent is American! With a passion for music, he learnt to play the piano and violin at a young age and continues to enjoy playing and composing in his spare time. When asked what he has learnt through his TV career Derek said “It’s important to maintain modesty and to be a nice guy”, although it took him a while to answer the question because he admits his worst habit is procrastinating!
If you weren’t a presenter, what would you like to be:
A pilot, or an astronaut. My head is in the clouds!
“I Wanna Dance with Somebody” by Whitney Houston. Quick, next question!
Favourite game on SuperCasino?
Age of the Gods Furious Four – the whole series is great!
Ultimate four dinner party guests:
The Queen, Scarlett Johannson, Johnny Rotten and Steve Coogan.
What super power would you like to have:
Invisibility....be able to listen in on conversations, make mischief, go where you're not meant to!