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Getting to know… Colin Fitz - and his wish to get 2 diametrically opposed politicians on same table

Stephen Calleja Sunday, 3 October 2021, 10:30 Last update: about 4 years ago

Colin Fitz, a presenter and producer on Campus FM, appears to be someone who really loves chocolate.

The host at many events and festivals and a popular actor in theatre shops such as The Comedy Knights also sees himself having a conversation with two controversial and diametrically opposite political personalities, given the chance.

And do you know what profession he thought he would have when he was young?

Photo: Matt Grech

What was the last book you read?

Operation Pedestal by Max Hastings


Who is your favourite author?

The historian Niall Ferguson


What was the last film you watched?

El Camino, the Breaking Bad movie


Which film have you seen multiple times and enjoyed every time you saw it?

The Great Escape


Who is your favourite actor/actress?

Clint Eastwood


What is your favourite TV series?

All the Star Trek series from Captain Kirk to Captain Archer


What is your favourite game or sport to watch and play?

Football, but I am terrible at it.


Which team do you support?



Which song would you sing at a karaoke night?

Gold by Spandau Ballet


Who is your favourite singer/band?

Gary Numan

Which show/event would you like to attend/have attended?

Adam Ant's 1981 Prince Charming Revue


What three items would you take with you on a deserted island?

An encyclopedia, sunblock and a towel


Which of the five senses would you say is your strongest?



What's the most unusual thing you've ever eaten?

Cooking chocolate


What is that one thing you could not go a day without?



Which fictional character do you relate to most?

Walter White, Frasier Crane and Mr Spock


Do you check your horoscope?



What age would you choose if you could be one age forever?



What invention would you erase from history?



Would you like to know the day when you will die?


What's your favourite animal?



What's your favourite type of foreign food?

Indian curry


What is your favourite hobby?

Reading about, admiring and driving classic cars


What's your favourite season?



What's your favourite ice cream topping?

Chocolate sauce


What's your favourite board game?

Trivial Pursuit


What is your favourite pizza?

Any one with lots of ingredients on it. Including pineapple.


What is your favourite colour?



What is your favourite pasta dish?



What is your favourite cartoon show?

Star Blazers



What did you like to do most during the summer holidays?

As a child in the 80s: ride bicycles and hang out in Bugibba.


What career did you see yourself in when you were young?



What is your best childhood memory?

Opening presents with the family on Christmas Eve and lunch at my aunt's house with extended family the next day.


Did you learn how to ride a bike?



Who was your super hero?

As a child I loved my Marvel 'Invaders' comics featuring Captain America, The Sub-Mariner and The Human Torch in World War Two.


Which toy do you wish to have kept?

All my Matchbox model kits and Scalextric cars.


What subject did you excel in at school?



What subject did you dislike the most in school?

Maths and chemistry


Was there some family tradition that was never missed?

Sunday lunch


What are the best values you owe to your parents?

Manners and etiquette, and a thirst for knowledge


What would you change about yourself if you could?

I'd like to be fit and sporty but I never have been


What really makes you angry?



Is your glass half full or half empty?

Half full


Are you a sore loser?



What is your biggest regret?

Not appreciating the gift that certain people were in my life more than I did.


What’s the first thing you look for in a partner and/or friend?

They need to show me that they can listen and take my feelings into consideration.


What is your greatest fear?

A world with no chocolate

What is your life motto?

Tread lightly


If you had a warning label, what would yours say?

Resistance is futile. You will be assimilated.


What's one thing that can instantly make your day better?

Buying the latest issue of a favourite magazine, or a book that I've wanted for a long time.



If you won the lottery, what would be the first thing you do or buy?

Pay off my debts


If you could share a meal with any 4 individuals, living or dead, who would they be?

Dom Mintoff, Winston Churchill, my recently deceased dad and my mum's father who died before I was born.


If you could bring one person back from the dead who’d it be?

Freddie Mercury


If you could time travel, when and where would you go?

My 1970s/80s childhood


If you could relive one moment in your life, which would it be?

Singing along to an Alan Parsons concert at Valletta Waterfront with a partner I was head over heels in love with one evening in 2006.


If you could live anywhere outside Malta, where would it be?

In a small British coastal village


If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Spaghetti Bolognese


If you could know the truth behind a secret or mystery, which would it be?

Whether aliens have ever been encountered anywhere on Earth


If you could eliminate one of the seven deadly sins, which one would it be (pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath or sloth?



If you had to be given a superpower, what would you choose?

Energy beams that can stun people unconscious



Coffee or tea?



Walk or swim?


Summer or winter?



Italy or England?



Restaurant or delivery?



Early bird or night owl?

Early bird


Fish or meat?



Mobile phone or TV?



Black or white?



Film or TV series?

TV series

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