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August 7, 1956
Miradolo Terme, Pavia, Italy
|Occupation||Television presenter, actor|
|Title||Member of the Italian Chamber of Deputies|
|Italian Socialist Party|
Scotti was born Virginio Scotti on August 7, 1956 in Miradolo Terme, Pavia. After giving up studying law Scotti began his career as a disc jockey at Radio Milano International. In 1982 he moved at Radio DeeJay and a year later he became the host of DeeJay Television, the first Italian program for music videos, broadcast by Italia 1. Scotti also hosted other music programs such as Festivalbar.
Since the 1990s, Scotti has been a television presenters, almost exclusively for the station of Mediaset Canale 5. He is known as a host of quizzes, having moderated Chi vuol essere milionario?, the Italian edition of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, and the quiz Passaparola. Furthermore, he currently hosts The Money Drop. In addition, he has directed entertainment programs such as La sai l'ultima?, La Corrida, and Paperissima, The Winner Is. He was the co-host of the satirical show Striscia la Notizia, and has acted in several films and situation comedies.
In 2008 Scotti won the Italian television Telegatto prize.
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