Questionnaire: Des Lynam, presenter

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Who, in your opinion, is the greatest sportsman of the 20th Century?

Muhammad Ali.

What's your idea of a perfect holiday?

Somewhere tranquil, warm and private.

What was the last CD you bought?

Sinatra - The Capitol Years.

Where do you stand on the Spice Girls / All Saints debate?

I've never entered it. But having met the Spice Girls I think they are great.

Which person from history would you like to have been?

J F Kennedy with a bullet proof car.

How much is an indecent amount to spend on a pair of shoes?

Depends on your income. For me, pounds 300

Are you worried about genetically modified food?

Very. I would go out of my way to avoid it. I think the Government is being very complacent about it.

Which sport would you like to have played professionally?

Football, golf, or have been super-middleweight champion of the world.

What was the last restaurant you ate in, and was it any good?

Sabai-Sabai, Thai restaurant, west London.

When was the last time you took a bus anywhere?

Some weeks ago. No 14 Piccadilly to Kensington.

Sum up the state of English international cricket in a sentence.

There is vast room for improvement and some star quality.