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I’m now into my second week of training for my PCV (a bus driver’s licence) and you’ll be pleased to learn I’ve not crashed the coach – yet.

To put any confusion to bed, for me this is about realising a childhood dream.

Many boys at school wanted to be astronauts, footballers or pop stars. But I wanted to be a bus driver.

Getting behind the wheel of a 12-tonner is just the coolest thing. I look at First Bus as a Jimmy Savile figure and what the company has done is to fix it for me to drive a bus.

It’s going okay so far. But two weeks on and after repairing the coach following a little brush with some barriers on a roundabout, engineers have offered to lend me glasses!