ROSS MCCARTHY.  CEO.   Ross was born in Manchester to wannabe showbiz parents, his mum was a model and dancer, his dad was briefly a 1970's TV Cop who went on to hit the heady heights of being a regular extra on Coronation Street - playing 'Man at Bar' watching the continuity of his pint to the left of Jack Duckworth.  

Ross began his career in entertainment format development before being drawn in to production as an Executive Producer on reality and factual entertainment formats.  He has worked as a creative at some of the UK's leading production companies, including BBC Entertainment, ITV Studios, Wall to Wall and Twenty Twenty.  

Ross is the lead Executive Producer across all of Gobstopper's output, including Just Tattoo Of Us Series 1 - 4 for MTV International and How Far Is Tattoo Far? for MTV America. He spends his spare time walking his dog Knut on their preferred walking route around Spinningfields.