Getting Personal with Lewis Pattinson

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Lewis Pattinson - you'll be googling the slug dance!

Who are you? Lewis Pattinson, Head Groundsman at Bradford Grammar School.

Family status? Married - Punching and still in the honeymoon period.

Who's your hero and why? Conor McGregor, he is some man!

What would you change about yourself? 100% my height, another foot and I'd be happy!

What's your guilty pleasure? Anything on toast, I have an Instagram page for this in case you wondered: @lewis.on.toast

What's been the highlight of your career so far? It has got to be working at the London Stadium as Deputy Head Groundsman. It wasn't until after I left the role, I realised how lucky I was to be in that position. A great experience and the best decision I have ever made in my life.

What are your pet peeves? People who don't cover their face when they sneeze and drivers who don't say thank you.

If you could go anywhere right now, where would it be? Back to Las Vegas, what a place! But this time I would have to take the Mrs.

What's the best part of your job? It has got to be working outdoors and seeing the improvements from the department's hard work.

… and the worst? WORMS!!

Do you have a lifetime ambition? To get my private pilot's licence.

Which three albums would you take to a desert island? A little bit of Neil Diamond, Chronic 2001 and Notorious BIG.

Who would you choose to spend a romantic evening with? The wife.

If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do? The Slug (Ed. dance move!)

What would you consign to Room 101 and why? Bullies: no one likes a bully.

Which three people, living or dead, would you invite to a dinner party? Conor McGregor, Tyson Fury and Notorious BIG. That would be some dinner party.

If you could be anyone for a day, who would it be and why? Bill Gates. I'd then transfer all his money into my bank account. Result!

Do you have any bad habits? Biting my nails.

... or any good ones? Courteous.

Do you go to bed worrying about the next day's workload? Not as much as I used to but, if you are a happy groundsman, are you doing your job right?

What are you reading at the moment? - Hard copy or online? Not a big fan of reading.

What's the best advice you have ever been given? Don't be afraid to upset people.

What's your favourite smell? Molton Brown rhubarb shower gel.

What do you do in your spare time? Chill! My wife calls it "doing nothing!"

What's the daftest work related question you have ever been asked? Are the floodlights on to get rid of the frost?

What's your favourite piece of kit? Sisis Litamina 1200.

What three words would you use to describe yourself? Hardworking, grounded and dedicated.

What talent would you like to have? Play the piano.

What law/legislation would you like to see introduced? New laws on worm control, this is a big problem for the industry.

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