Born: 12 August 1964

Lives: Roade, Northants

Married to: Laura

School: Sir Frederick Milner

Strengths: Willpower

Weaknesses: Smoking and fried food

Likes: Winning classes

Hates: Losing, and knocking jumps down

Hobbies: Watching football, preferably Sheffield Wednesday, and golf (20 handicap)

Favourite food: Steak, chips and onion rings

Favourite drink: Whisky, preferably Johnnie Walker Red Label

Favourite holiday: It’s got to be St Lucia

Favourite music: Lionel Ritchie

Favourite clothes: Jeans and a polo shirt

Hero: Steve Redgrave, for his single-minded approach and professionalism and for winning fiveOlympic rowing gold medals

Pet hate: People who give up