What's your favourite restaurant?

The George at Stamford, Lincolnshire, because the food is excellent and it has an interesting menu. The atmosphere is very Olde English.

Do you prefer healthy food or junk food? I enjoy all kinds of food. Variety is the spice of life after all. Although I especially enjoy seafood.

Have you ever sent back or complained about a meal? Not that I can remember.

What would you request as your final meal? Roast sirloin of English beef with ­Yorkshire puddings.

What's your favourite

tipple? I enjoy red wine.

What would you rescue from your house if it was burning down?

My children and wife first, then ­sentimental memorabilia such as family photographs.

What's your fantasy car... and what do you actually drive?

My dream car would be a Porsche 911, but I actually drive a BMW 5 series.

What are you reading at the moment? Nelson Mandela's biography.

What gadgets do you carry around with you? My Blackberry and a laptop.

What was the last film you went to see at the cinema?

I can't remember the last time I watched a film. I enjoy the outdoor life so I really don't spend any time ­watching films.

What are your pet hates?

Lateness, lack of ambition and laziness.

What's the best holiday you've ever had? Skiing with my parents, my brothers and all the children.

If you weren't talking to us, what would you be doing? Working!

Do you prefer rugby, football or cricket? I am definitely more of a rugby fan.

What's your motto for life?

Work hard and play hard.