The importance of role models
“I’m a Northerner (Myrie was brought up in Bolton) and didn’t come from a media family. I was a second generation immigrant. (My parents) didn’t want me to become a journalist.
"They wanted me to be a lawyer or a dentist, a respectable middle-class job for their first-born child born in the United Kingdom.
"Around the age of nine I had a paper round, I read the products that I was lobbing over the garden fences and as a result of that got interested in the world.