‘I’d make it illegal to advertise fast food’
What’s your earliest memory?
Throwing a giant rock at my older brother’s head on a beach when I was about six.
What do you wish they’d taught you at school, but didn’t?
How to bat like Alastair Cook.
If you could do any job in the world what would it be and why?
I’d love to be a professional sportsman. Hockey, football or cricket.
Of all the places you’ve been in your life, which would you recommend to a stranger?
Istanbul. It’s not too far away but culturally very different.
If you could pass one new law tomorrow, what would it be and why?
I’d make it illegal to advertise fast food.
You can invite three people from any period round for dinner. Who are they and why?
Alexander the Great, Napoleon and Winston Churchill. We’d spend all afternoon discussing West Ham’s promotion chances.
If you were stuck on Death Row, what would you pick for your final meal?
Pasta, pesto and cheese. I ate so much of it at university I think I’m addicted.
How do you relax?
Playing sport, creative writing and reading.
What’s your greatest fear?
What was the last little treat you bought yourself?
I filled my car up right to the top. Does that count?
What’s the most important lesson that life has taught you so far?
Manners are free.
If you could leap forward to the year 2050, what would you expect to find there?
A world with some serious environmental problems.
Always leave them laughing
I like bad jokes:
What cheese do you use to get a bear out of a cave?