Ben Cox

Ben Cox

My first job was...Factory worker for a kitchen manufacturer. Part of our extended family's business, I used to help assemble and make the cupboards for new kitchens. Tough job.

I've been greatly influenced in life by...Travel. Shouldn't be too much of a surprise to most people I know that I love to travel, and typically places that make you think, and give you a different perspective on how people live.

When I'm not at work I spend time...Outdoors. Lately I've spent a bit of time outside working on renovating, but when I’m not doing that I play quite a bit of tennis, or get out and just enjoy a bit of sun and fresh air.

The last interesting book that I read was...Marching Powder. Enlightening since I was on my way to Bolivia.

At school, I was known for...My amazing then, and terrifying now, undercut hair style. Never again.

My guiltiest pleasure is...Chocolate

My favourite movie of all time is...Indiana Jones. Really any of the three original movies in the series, I’ll leave the most recent one as a blip in an otherwise amazing record.

I know it's not cool but I love...Science. Always have.

One of my favourite series on STV is...Selling Houses. Perhaps something about a renovating show and we are renovating but I can watch these episodes over and over.

My friends say that I...Love to tell a story

My hope for the future is that...Our western way of life doesn't infiltrate other cultures to the point where we lose the amazing diversity in culture that still exists around the world.