I grew up listening to legends such as Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., and Tony Bennett.
The first real gig I went to was Randy Crawford in 1980. Seeing a big star like that was just fantastic.
I'm the black sheep: I got into telly.
I was earning a living. I was getting into more acting, then 'Coronation Street' came along, and it was the chance of a lifetime.
'Law & Order' is a six-month shoot. Everything has to be crammed in. I had so much fun, but it wasn't a holiday. We had seriously long days, and we'd finish at 8 P.M. and start again at 7 A.M. We were doing six-day weeks, which sometimes tripped onto the seventh. But I loved it all.
I love pirates, and I'm a big fan of the Johnny Depp films.
Doing 'SunTrap' after 'The Chase' is dipping into something different. That's the whole basis of what I wanted to do with my career. I didn't want to do the same thing all the time.
I first started as an actor, but there was no money in it, which is why I drifted into comedy.
I'm loving every second working with the brilliant Kayvan Novak; it's a hoot from dawn to dusk!
I'm so excited to be appearing in 'Peter Pan.' It really is an extraordinary production, the like of which Wembley has never seen before. It's a big, bold arena extravaganza and festive treat with something for everyone.
'The Chase' is such a strong format and so simple to follow. The best quiz show formats are the simplest.
Unfortunately, my football career wasn't very long. The reason I finished playing was because I fractured both ankles in a matter of months.
I like Hawaiian pizza.
I like something you can hum along to.
We've made it to the 1000th episode of 'The Chase,' as the show is so entertaining and informative. I'm so lucky I get to be a part of such a great team and have a laugh at work; I even learn some things, too.
That's what I think a journalist from the '70s and '80s should look like - as though he has led a full journalistic life.
Families have a sense of kinship that no four strangers would ever have as a team.
I'm pretty laid back.
The 'Law & Order' audition was so last-minute. I was already in a shabby suit, the journey was a complete disaster, my train stopped early, it was raining, and I had to show the cabbie the way... I rushed in apologising, gave this terrible reading, and ended up telling my whole journey to them. I must have bored them to tears.
For actors coming out of long-running soaps, it's really important to have a little break from the screen and look for roles that are removed from the ones they have played.