Steve Redgrave. Amazing for what he’s achieved in the face of adversity.
That’s a horrible question! My handbag. It’s got my life in it! It’s like a Mary Poppins bag, it’s huge, and my family take the piss out of me constantly.
I used to do dancing when I was younger and my family thought I’d do that because I was small and skinny. Maybe I’d have taken that route had swimming not taken over.
Prince William, because I share a birthday with him and I think he’s fab. Cameron Diaz is cool, she can come, and Steven Fry is hilarious.
I quite like cooking but I prefer baking cakes. I’d bake them a cake.
It was a vinyl record… Jason Donovan! That’s embarrassing isn’t it? I can’t remember the name of the song but it was probably ‘10 Good Reasons’…
Lady GaGa, and Beyonce’s new album.
I hate it when someone on a sports channel is commentating and they don’t really know what they’re talking about. That is annoying - you want someone who is knowledgeable and can add value. It happened quite famously (referring to the World Athletics Championships). There are loads of good journalists and ex-athletes out there and to give a job to someone just because they’re a ‘name’ is unacceptable. It’s not so bad in swimming although a lot of the ex-swimmers competed a long time ago and maybe are a touch out of date.
No way. I think it’s pretty insane. But then I think it’s a bit mad to swim the channel, and loads of people do that. I like a nice clear, clean pool where I can see things at the bottom and I know I’m not going to catch a disease.