My Weekend: Alex Rennie

Alex Rennie
Alex Rennie
Former Great British Bake Off contestant Enwezor Nzegwu takes part in a 24-hour treadmill relay at Portsmouth University Gym to raise money for cystic fibrosis. Fellow participant Dannii Hutchins gives support. 'Picture Ian Hargreaves  (180224-1)

Bake-Off star organises 24-hour charity run at University of Portsmouth

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Alex Rennie, 23, is a journalist from Emsworth. When he’s not sniffing out stories, he likes going on sports trips and having a drink in the pub.

When did you last go away and where did you go?

Glasgow for the Commonwealth Games. I watched the table tennis, badminton, hockey and squash. Because I play hockey, that was a particular highlight. I have been to Ascot, Wimbledon and the Tour de France when it was in Yorkshire over the past few months, so I had to round off the sporting trips with the Glasgow Games.

What was the last gig you went to?

I saw the Kaiser Chiefs at the Southampton Guildhall. It was quite a long time ago now, as I’m not really a gig person.

What about the last theatre show you saw?

Charlie And The Chocolate Factory at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in the West End (right). It was an absolutely brilliant show with a fantastic set and the oompa loompas were very well done.

What was the last book you read?

John Grisham’s A Time To Kill. It was the first book that he wrote about racial tension in the American South.

The film adaptation wasn’t bad either.

What was the last film you saw on DVD?

Ironman. It was such a bad film, with more holes in the plot than a colander.

Do you have any hobbies?

Playing hockey.

Where do you go to eat out?

McDonald’s. I worked there when I was at uni, so I know all the tricks of the trade. But my dad is a chef so I don’t eat out very much. He cooks a great ham.

What’s your signature dish?

Steak with a white wine and mushroom sauce. I got the cooking genes from my dad.

What do you watch on TV?

Game Of Thrones is a particular favourite. Already I cannot wait for the next series to come out. I’ve had to stop Googling it because I can’t cope with all the fan conspiracy theories. Tyrion is the best character on TV.

Which TV programmes do you avoid?

One Born Every Minute. It makes me feel ill.

What’s your favourite way to relax?

Watching any sport on television, although it’s counter-intuitive because I watch it to chill out but often end up shouting at the screen.

Which celeb would you like to spend a weekend with?

Kim Kardashian. She is the quintessential celebrity.

What about pubs and bars? Where do you go?

I love to go to a country pub with friends, I’m not really a fan of loud nightclubs. I have a gold shirt I sometimes pull out for parties though.

Where’s good for a day out locally?

Gunwharf Quays because you can go shopping and have a nice meal by the sea.

And what about further afield?

Curry Mile, a famous stretch in Manchester which is full of curry houses.

Where do you shop?

My local Co-Op.