While reporting for Hertfordshire’s Mercury radio, Eric was one of a few selected journalists invited to interview evicted housemates from the seventh series of Channel 4’s Big Brother in 2006.
For thirteen weeks, he worked closely with producers and a number of radio stations across the UK to report on the latest happenings from inside the house - and to grill freshly ousted housemates at the post eviction press conferences, held at the studios in Elstree.
His interviews became a feature on the spin-off show, Big Brother’s Little Brother, hosted by Dermot O’Leary, where the housemates would review their first few moments of freedom after eviction.
Eric was in high demand in his role as ‘the man on the scene’ – and when Celebrity Big Brother began, dozens of radio stations across the GCap network (now Global Radio) bit his hand off and featured his commentary as part of popular drive time and breakfast shows.
Eric is a familiar face on British television, best known for the 'Mic Man' role he started in 2007 on Channel 5's hugely successful daily debate show, The Wright Stuff. He left the show in January 2013.
Widely acclaimed as the most successful live daytime talk show in Britain, it features well-known guests discussing topical issues of the day, with contributions from viewers at home and the studio audience.
Eric broke the record as the longest-serving co-presenter in the show's history and worked closely with some of the UK's most respected and popular celebrities and politicians.
Starting as the on-screen Audience Researcher, he was charged with the task of booking the studio contributors for upcoming shows and interviewing world renowned actors at red carpet premiers.
When Channel 5 launched its new website, Eric's web design and multimedia skills were soon noticed and was swiftly promoted to Interactive Assistant Producer. By the time he left in January, he was editor of the website and maintained the show's social media presence on Facebook & Twitter. He also stood in as the phone operator when needed.