The 5-Minute Interview: Gok Wan, Fashion guru

'I wish people would pay more attention to their accessories'
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Gok Wan, 32, presented the Channel 4 show 'How To Look Good Naked'.

If I weren't talking to you right now I'd be ...

Eating a big bowl of noodles in café TPT in Chinatown. I go there for me time.

A phrase I use far too often is ...

Two sambucas and a vodka lime and soda please. I drink too much.

I wish people would take more notice of...

Accessories. There are two types of woman - those who don't do anything with accessories and those who wear so many that they look like a Christmas tree. One piece of advice: unless you're an electrician, do not wear your mobile on your belt.

The most surprising thing happened to me ...

Getting asked for ID when trying to get into a club. I'm 32. It was wonderful.

A common misperception of me is...

Misperception? I'm an open book. You get the real me on TV.

I am not a politician but...

I would pay more attention to the health service. I feel for the nurses - the conditions, the hours and the money is terrible. We are lucky we have the NHS but we need to keep it number one by investing enough money.

I'm good at...

Making women feel good about themselves and making men feel good about me.

The ideal night out is...

Dancing around to cheesy Eighties music with my friends.

In moments of weakness I ...

Call my mum. She's my rock, my adviser, my parliament. She's wonderful.

The best age to be is ...

142! I don't know, life changes. It's a bit of a silly question.

In a nutshell, my philosophy is this:

You're a long time dead, so live for the now.

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