Brother of Simon Birdsall.
Brother-in-law of Catrin Strong and Elian Strong.
He and Gwyneth Strong have two children, Oscar (born 1988) and Lottie (born 1991).
Son-in-law of Colin Strong.
In September 1999, he narrowly escaped a jail term and was fined £1000 for an unprovoked attack on a person in an East End Pub in London. It was his second conviction, the first being for occasioning actual bodily harm in 1981