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Exeter DJ dresses down for charity

By This is Exeter  |  Posted: March 10, 2010

  • PUMPED UP: Exeter FM presenter Nino Firetto sporting a pair of swimming trunks over his muscleman suit

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THERE are few things that Exeter radio DJ Nino Firetto won’t  do to help a worthy cause — and  that includes getting very hot  under the collar.
Nino, the star of Exeter FM’s   Breakfast Show, was left hot  under just about everything  when he donned Speedo-style   swimwear to present his show.
 He slipped into very little to  answer a challenge put forward  by Echo editor Marc Astley.
The two friends are forever  vying with each other to raise  money for charity, and the most  recent head-to-head came when  they  met up at Exeter Guildhall  to mark the one millionth  pound raised for the city charity  Dream-A-Way.
Marc suggested Nino would  be too shy to don the Christian  Ronaldo-style swimwear while  presenting his show — and if he  was he should hand over £100 to  Dream-A-Way.
Nino said: “I don’t think Marc  realised I was as stupid as  I am,  so I took him up on the idea and  found out there are quite a lot of  people who would pay for me to  put on Speedos.
“I have a body for radio —  particularly my legs —  so I  helped myself by getting one of  those bulging body suits.
 “I tried the Speedos on,  watching that the studio camera  didn’t catch me, although at no  time was I naked.  I then put  them on over the body suit. I  looked pretty good.
“The suit was incredibly hot  in the studio. I was baking in it.  I had it on from the start of the  show to the end.
 “I think listeners might have  noticed so I told them all about  it.”
Through the challenge, Nino  raised £250 with notable contributions coming from Paul  Banks, who runs the Fresha  cafe on Sowton, and  Dream-A-Way stalwart Gill  Freeman.
Dream-A-Way founder and  chairman Jeff Merrett told the  Echo: “We are very grateful to  Nino and Marc. The two are  always bantering together and  the  winner is always  Dream-A-Way.
“Nino has been a great supporter. He took part in our  weight-loss challenge. Marc is a  vice president of Dream-A-Way  and we are really grateful for all  his support.”
The next big fundraiser for  Dream-A-Way, which provides  holidays and outings for disabled people, is a Mardi Gras  ball on Saturday, June 19, at  Sandy Park. It will start at 7pm  with music from the Exeter University Jazz Band and street  entertainment. Guests will be  treated to a Mardi Gras-themed  three-course meal, an auction of  ‘money can’t buy’ items, the  Mitie Casino and music from  Limited Company.
 Email events@dream-a-way.co.uk, call events organiser Gill  Freeman on 07979 854203, or visit www.dream-a-way.co.uk.

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    Helen, Exeter  |  March 10 2010, 4:32PM

    who let the dogs out ?? lol

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    Bev, Newton St Cyres Devon  |  March 10 2010, 4:08PM

    Clare of Kensington When did you actually have your sense of humour bypassed ? Still nice to know your a bit civilised.

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    Alfie the boxer dog, The Dog House  |  March 10 2010, 4:08PM

    This is hilarious. Almost as funny as the time Marc Astley dressed up as Andy Capp. Oh how we laughed!

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    Terry, Weston Super Mare  |  March 10 2010, 3:59PM

    Whoops look's like someone in west london Battersea claire ? (dogs home) hasnt taken her pill. chill out claire

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    Claire, Kensington  |  March 10 2010, 3:44PM

    Its so funny to see how nasty people can get when they havent taken their medication, A charity event, for fun that has been turned into a plaground for canines it appears!!! People seem to get a lot of confidence whilst hiding behind the smoke screen of a laptop!!!, Now listen bitter people, Run along, make your parents proud, and get some manners. I do expect back lash from this, however i will not reply as im a bit civilised

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    Jennifer, Exeter  |  March 10 2010, 3:34PM

    OMG Ni, some of these comments are so funn..............get the spoons out I'm going to be sick! You wouldn;t stand a chance mate, they'd eat you alive! x

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    Jess The Spaniel, Chestnut Ave Exeter  |  March 10 2010, 2:52PM

    Never mind the mangy Boxer dog. how about a date with Nino :)xx

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    FIFFI THE POODLE, GAY PARIS  |  March 10 2010, 1:56PM

    .....A night out with Alfie ???? Sounds..........Good He would have to wear a flea collar though.

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    Stephen, Wonford  |  March 10 2010, 11:47AM

    Great Idea Debbie Destination Mars 1 way Tickets 1 Adult Fare (Mark) 2 Childrens (Nino & Samantha) 1 Animal (Alfie ) Shouldnt cost much. i think you would raise over a million pounds.

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    Dorothy, Broadclyst Exeter  |  March 10 2010, 11:36AM

    double date fantastic Debbie i would give a fiver