Whether it's rugby or sport in general, life on the farm and in the Borders, or family, friends, punditry and politics, Doddie Weir's take on the world from all his lofty positions has informed, entertained and often made us think about our own lives. From appearing on The One Show to sharing the couch with Lorraine Kelly, from wowing the crowds at book festivals and Murrayfield, Doddie's gift of the gab has had us laughing, even crying, as he continues his fight against Motor Neuron Disease.
In the last few years, the champion rugby player has become the champion of a cause: to find a cure and assist those with MND through his My Name'5 Doddie Foundation. And all the way along this difficult road, Doddie's exceptional, upbeat view of life has never wavered. His one-liners, mantras and mottos inspire everyone: making us contemplate our own situations afresh, even as we smile, chuckle and guffaw.