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I spent my formative years on a council estate in East London before relocating to Essex in my 20s. This upbringing grounded me and instilled a strong sense of resilience and determination. It taught me the value of hard work, resourcefulness, and perseverance in the face of adversity. These early experiences have profoundly influenced my approach to life and work, imbuing me with a deep appreciation for the importance of resilience and adaptability in navigating life's challenges.


Beyond my professional pursuits, I am deeply passionate about various interests and hobbies that enrich my life. I have dedicated many years to practising Wing Chun (Wing Tsun) and Tai Chi, which have been integral to my martial arts journey. Additionally, I am an enthusiastic gym-goer with a profound love for football. Creative writing, including philosophy, children's stories, and songwriting, is a cherished outlet for me, as is playing the guitar and recording music. As a father of four children, parenthood has been a transformative journey filled with love, laughter, and invaluable life lessons, shaping me into the person I am today.


As a Dad, my family brings immense joy and fulfilment to my life. Parenthood has been a transformative journey filled with love, laughter, and invaluable life lessons. Embracing the role of a parent has deepened my sense of purpose and enriched my experiences, shaping me into the person I am today.

Other things about me:

I believe I’m funny

I have four Children

I am 6ft 3 and a bit

I am from East London

I lecture at a University

I have my own podcast

I have a Masters Degree

I can sail various vessels

I was once bleach-blonde

I have recorded an Album

I played a part in a Movie

I have walked a Marathon

I have run a half Marathon

Peter Standing by the beach on some rocks

I have trained with Yip Chun

I am proficient with nunchucks

I played and lost in the FA Cup

At the age of 50, I run 5k 28.30

I have published a children’s book

I’ve been with my wife for 32 years

The BBC often use me on TV and radio 

I like to think I’m very good at table tennis 

I talked my way into the Sony Music Party

I played several games for West Ham as a kid

I was a scout at an England U17 football match 

My band once played Live at the Brixton Academy

I had a piece of art displayed at the National Gallery 

Messi has scored at Upton Park at the same end as I did

I played the lead role in a musical at the Theatre Royal Stratford

When I did my exams, my school in East London was officially the worst in England

I once got a bus driver to take us to a wedding as all the taxis were taken due to the Lord Mayor’s show

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