BBC NI Weather Man and TV Presenter Barra Best spills the beans in this week’s My Belfast Q&A.

Barra’s new series of Walk The Line returned on Monday at 7.30pm on BBC One NI. It runs for three episodes. You can download the first episode here

Home is…
Sunday with the folks for a good roast dinner (Yorkshire Puddings compulsory) and catching up with everyone.

Tell us something your mum doesn’t know about you?
If only. Now that my mum has discovered how to use Facebook and Twitter, she knows everything!

What would you do if you had the keys to the city for the day?
I’d lock all the businesses and give everyone the day off – of course, I will have forecast it to be sunny and warm.

What’s the most interesting discovery you’ve made in Belfast?
Discovering that you can buy a half portion of a Chinese takeaway – I could never manage a full one myself.

Which building would you most like to be locked in overnight?
A bakery! I’ve a massive sweet tooth – although you’d probably have to roll me out the next day. Or a craft ale brewery with my dad and friends.

Celebrity crush?
Too many to mention and I want to keep it secret so that I don’t give the game away.

Describe your perfect day in the city?
A walk up along Divis Mountain or Cavehill with friends, followed by lunch and a few drinks in town to unwind.

What’s your earliest Belfast memory?
Christmas, and not being able to sleep the night before because of the excitement – and of course pretending to my parents that I was asleep.

What movie most closely resembles your life story and why?
The Weather Man – it’s sometimes cloudy, and sometimes sunny.

Sum up Belfast in three words?
Evolving, home, craic.


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