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14th October 2010

Place of Birth: Belfast born and bred.

Did you have a favourite subject at school? Geography and English literature.

A favourite sport at school? Most sports but particularly soccer and tennis.

Least favourite subject at school? Mathematics – no question. Bottom of the class.

What was your first job? Paper boy, then milk round. Have you ever smelt the cab of a milk cart? Nasty!

What height are you? 5ft 11 – OK, take half an inch off that.

How many children do you have? 4- I must find out what's causing that…

Do you have a favourite TV programme? '24' & 'Aircraft Investigation'. I'm a news, sport and current affairs junkie – but I love good crime drama like ITV's 'Whitechapel" or Sky1's 'Thorne'.

Do you have a favourite film? 'Kelly's Heroes', 'The American President', anything with John Wayne, Humphrey Bogart or Cary Grant. Bond films, I could go on and on...

And what about your favourite actor? John Wayne – The Duke.

And favourite actress? Cate Blanchett.

Do you have a favourite singer? Everyone from Johnny Cash to The Pussycat Dolls.

What would your ideal meal be? A green Thai chicken curry.

Is there a shop that is a personal favourite? Harrods is amazing, it has every conceivable thing you could ever want. I also love gadget shops.

What is your favourite colour? Orange in general but black if it's wine gums!

Favourite football team? Manchester United – Red or Dead.

What are your ambitions? To be healthy, wealthy and wise.

Your favourite pastime? Watching football, watching movies, watching sunsets, watching people – basically just watching.

What kind of car do you drive? Mercedes CL500.

If I could change anything about myself I'd... add 2 inches to the length of my legs - and take 2 inches off everything else … well, nearly everything else!!

The most romantic thing anyone's ever done for me is... My partner Ruth agreeing to celebrate her 40th birthday by watching Man U. This proved to me that we were meant to be by watching Man U at Old Trafford –together!

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