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When my children one day reveal to me their chosen career, I like to think that I will support them in whatever they choose.

Before pursuing a career on the radio, I went from wanting to be a Kwik-Fit fitter, to a fireman and at one point I wanted to be a vet.

My parents and grandparents taught me to aim for the top and not listen to the few people who would tell me I would never succeed.

I think this helped me achieve the career I wanted.

So I hope I will give the same encouragement to my daughters Caitlin and Alyssa.

This week Caitlin told me what she wants to be when she grows up.

‘When I’m bigger daddy, I want to be a tooth fairy,’ she declared.

Just as I was about to discuss this with her she changed her mind.

‘Actually daddy, I want to be a dinosaur.’

I’ll leave it a few years before I explain that she can be whatever she wants – except a tooth fairy or a dinosaur.