THIS IS TV PRESENTER NINO FIRETTO
Thank you for dropping by. Yes, I was the man who was on the television, a lot, back in the 1980’s. A television presenter and a radio host. The newspapers, at the time, had a lot of fun bringing me down with silly ‘Naughty Nino’ headlines.
I did not help matters by playing up to the press and fueling the fire.
For the record Oscar Wilde’s quote “All publicity is good publicity, as long as they spell your name right” is a load of bollocks.
Now all that seems a million years ago.
Above is a recent photo of me, taken at just after 2.30 pm and in front of a white door.
So what am I doing now? Well since closing the door on the television work and leaving England behind, I find myself living the dream in sunny California.
To be honest, in hindsight, I think television ditched me before I did it.
After years of clinging to hope for another bite of the TV cherry I accepted it was over. It was time to move on.
That’s not so easy. Attention and adoration from the public, once it’s gone, can make you depressed and question your worth. Was it something I said? Did? It takes a lot to accept the rejection, not take it personally and try to bounce back. At least it builds character. My 15 minutes, in truth, had ran it’s course.
Move on? I have, to San Francisco. It is now home and I spend most my days here showing people around the city and the bay and I am happier than ever.
I love American history and that interest has taken me down a new path. I now find myself working as a tour guide. I show people the beautiful historic bay area and I share it’s stories. I get to show lots of great people around wine country (Napa and Sonoma).
I fell in love with mother nature again. Showing off the majestic Redwood Trees in Muir Woods and spending time in Yosemite National Park.
I still dabble in the media. For a while there I had my own radio station. It was fun but it became boring. It was more of a hobby. I still do a bit of radio Dee Jay stuff but not so much.
Well that’s me. How is life treating you? What have you been up to? Let’s all meet up at your place, after work, for a cuppa tea. Maybe you can fill in those blank years for me.
Pictured below is a mini me, a budding young Television Gameshow Host / Radio Presenter and a Tour Guide. Stay in touch. If you are on social media please take the time to follow me on Twitter. Twitter is a good place to contact me, via their direct messaging.
Yes, here I am as an adorable Television toddler.
On the steps of my home at 111 Cromwell Road in Bristol.
Actually, I am aged 15 years in this shot…(I always looked young).
Copyright NinoFiretto 2013