Ashley Jenkins thought having a disability would bar him from becoming a TV broadcaster.
After swimming a mile for charity, Ashley Jenkins was approached by Bristol radio presenter Neil Maggs to join him on his sports television show and radio show as a co-presenter. With this opportunity Mr Jenkins wants to 'break stereotypes' and raise awareness of how hard it is to work on a career in media with a severe disability. Mr Jenkins said: "I certainly don’t think you get given the chance to go higher in your career in media if you are disabled".
Presenter, BBC Radio Stoke
An inquiry into the support offered to guests on TV shows, launched after ITV axed The Jeremy Kyle Show, also needs to look into how programmes are regulated, a Staffordshire MP has said.
ITV said the decision to end the show was as a result of the "gravity of recent events".
Steve Dymond was found dead on 9 May a week after filming the show, during which he took a lie detector test.
Following the announcement, a committee of MPs, which include Newcastle-under-Lyme MP Paul Farrelly, launched an inquiry into whether enough support is offered to guests on TV shows during and after filming.
It's not the only show of its type and I think we need to look at the broader issues and indeed how Ofcom, which is the regulator, sees whether these shows comply with broadcasting guidelines."
Brian Walden, a Labour MP who became a broadcaster and interviewer, has died at the age of 86.
Marion Stokes recorded US broadcasts from 1979 until her death in 2012. Her son explains why.
The BBC's Simon McCoy had to hold on tight when he interviewed Michael Cole.