What's your favourite restaurant? Blind Lemon Alley in Brighton. They serve real food in big portions.

Do you prefer healthy food or junk food? I eat healthy food at home, but graze on junk food when I'm out.

What would you request as your final meal? A fish finger sandwich with tomato sauce.

What would you rescue if your house was burning down? My wife and my first edition of Three Men in a Boat.

What's your fantasy car, and what do you actually drive? The car Jack Lemmon drove in The Great Race. I drive a Jaguar X-Type 2.2D Sport.

What are you reading? Martian Time-slip by Philip K Dick.

What gadgets do you carry around with you? A memory stick... it's the only gadget I can be bothered with.

What's the most embarrassing moment of your professional life? Dressing up as a woman to make up the numbers for an all-female bowling team. They said it would be closed for the tournament... but it was 'family night' and the place was packed.

What are your pet hates? Bad spelling and grammar, walnuts, and pretension of any kind, especially where food is concerned.

What's the best holiday you've had? A Nile cruise.

Do you prefer rugby, football or cricket? None. I prefer the Telegraph crossword.

What's your motto for life? There's more than one way to skin a cat.