BBC Weatherman Darren Bett was born in Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire.
He graduated from the University of East Anglia (Norwich) in 1989 with an Honours degree in Environmental Science.
In September of that year, Darren joined the Meteorological Office as a Weather Forecaster, one of the first graduates to move directly into forecasting.
After spells at Glasgow Weather Centre and the National Meteorological Centre in Bracknell he moved to Leeds Weather Centre in 1992.
In 1994, without any audition or training, Darren was thrown in at the deep-end and asked to stand-in as the Weather Presenter or BBC Look North.
He went on to become the main regional Weather Presenter for Look North and contributed to many local television programmes.
Darren joined the BBC Weather Centre in London in October 1997 to launch the new BBC News24 channel.
Darren had a spell as the main weather presenter on BBC Radio 5Live and can be regularly heard on Radio 4 Today programme and is part of the network presenting team.
In his spare time, Darren enjoys cinema, theatre and live music. He recently completed the London to Brighton cycle ride and has climbed Ben Nevis. He is also a member of the BBC Weather centre Golf Society.