Leighton hails from the county of Robin Hood.
He has always had an interest with radio from an early age. (Some say he was even born wearing headphones)
His career started on the air at the age of 16, at first with his local hospital radio station and then progressing to work with the BBC. Leighton then moved onto the new Regional station, (Radio 106 FM, now Gem 106), working as a producer and roving sports reporter.
Since starting out in the industry Leighton has worked for radio stations in the UK, Egypt, and more recently in the USA in Arizona and Connecticut.
During his last stint on Breakfast radio in Derbyshire he was awarded the Best Morning Show in the East Midlands title, an accolade he is very proud of.
Leighton has also appeared as an actor on some of the UK’s popular TV shows including Peak Practice, Dalziel and Pascoe, Merseybeat, Crossroads and errr Crimewatch.
Something that Leighton doesn't want you to know is that he was once bitten by a squirrel – and now has a fear of them.