- I used to be on an elite panel of chocolate tasters for Rowntrees (now Nestlé) in York.
- From 1974-1976, my family lived in a house on stilts in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.
- I am allergic to nickel (and therefore also anti-single EU currency).
- Aged 11, I unknowingly played in goal for the first half of a football match with a broken arm.
- I once had a girlfriend who dumped me for Hunter from 'Gladiators'.
originator of the meme)