The Malta Independent 20 January 2022, Thursday

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 5 months 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?

Malta

 

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?

Hearing/listening

 

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

Cooking chocolate

 

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

Chocolate

 

Which fictional character do you relate to most?

Walter White, Frasier Crane and Mr Spock

 

Do you check your horoscope?

No

 

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

27

 

What invention would you erase from history?

Cigarettes

 

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

No

What's your favourite animal?

Cat

 

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?

Spring

 

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?

Orange

 

What is your favourite pasta dish?

Ravioli

 

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?

Meteorologist

 

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?

Yes

 

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?

English

 

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?

Unfairness

 

Is your glass half full or half empty?

Half full

 

Are you a sore loser?

No

 

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?

Greed

 

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

Energy beams that can stun people unconscious

 

 

Coffee or tea?

Coffee

 

Walk or swim?

Walk

Summer or winter?

Summer

 

Italy or England?

Both

 

Restaurant or delivery?

Restaurant

 

Early bird or night owl?

Early bird

 

Fish or meat?

Meat

 

Mobile phone or TV?

TV

 

Black or white?

Black

 

Film or TV series?

TV series

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