“I was born and live in Blackpool, and am also a member of The Sandgrown Beardsmen.
“Confession time! I never had a beard until I was nearly 51 - now I wouldn't be without it! I am married to Julia with two great grown up children Oliver and Georgia.
“Other interests - I have a TVR Tuscan (mid-life crisis!) and am a member of the TVR Car Club, love gin, cooking and my Wheaten Terrier show dogs, Albert and Arthur.
“I work in the leisure industry (in health & safety, but don't hold that against me!)
“I love most music (particularly dirty blues or punk blues) - can't abide chart pop tripe (I'm an old fart after all!)”