My Adelaide – Ryan ‘Fitzy’ Fitzgerald

Radio & TV show host

Want to know what to do, where to go and what to see when you’re in Adelaide? Here, some of the country’s most loved identities who still call South Australia home reveal in their own words their favourite spots in what is so much more than the City of Churches

Despite playing only eight games for the Adelaide Crows, Ryan “Fitzy” Fitzgerald is arguably one of the club’s most popular ex-players. The lovable larrikin grew up in Adelaide’s southern suburbs. He was thrust into the national spotlight as a contestant on the fourth season of Big Brother, where he failed to take the trophy but won over the Australian public. He eventually landed a radio gig when Nova FM first started in Adelaide. Now he has one of the most coveted jobs in Australian radio as co-host of the Nova 96.9 Sydney breakfast show “Fitzy and Wippa”. He’s also a regular fixture on our TV with The Project and his latest venture 20 to One.

What I miss the most

Growing up on the Fleurieu Peninsula (south of Adelaide) has to be my fondest memory. It has the best beaches in the world. Some of the best wine and such a beautiful,
laid-back lifestyle that is addictive. When I come to Adelaide, I always make sure I jump off the Port Noarlunga Jetty. Why wouldn’t you when this is waiting for you?

Favourite Things

Visiting Adelaide Oval.  I always make sure that we lock in a footy or cricket game there, it is magnificent. I took both my boys to their first music concert – ACDC there. I love the place so much, my wife and I got married on Adelaide Oval.


USG Store in the Myer Centre, Rundle Mall. I have an addiction to shoes. They get all the rare Adidas and Nike’s you need.


Gauchos on Waymouth St. The 350g Waygu Porterhouse will change your life. Great wine and a brilliant atmosphere.


Becks Bakehouse in Port Noarlunga. Apart from their mouth watering steak and mushroom pies they produce a bloody good latte