BBC Weather's 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 Met 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 on 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 News 24 channel, before a spell as the main weather presenter on BBC Radio 5 live.
He can be regularly heard on Radio 4's Today programme and is part of the network presenting team.
In his spare time, Darren enjoys cinema, theatre, live music and playing golf. He has completed the London to Brighton cycle ride and climbed Ben Nevis.