Richard Arnold jokes that he got ‘middle aged’ on lockdown with movie confession
My secret talent is … I have no secret talent! I’m pretty much an open book.
All I can do is fill three minutes with dead air on TV. During the lockdown I discovered a talent for going up to the loft and grabbing Lego sets and building them, does that matter?
My perfect evening is … a naughty little supper, then an evening at the theater or the cinema.
I missed it. But when I went back to the movies, when we could last year, I thought it was really noisy. Did I turn middle-aged while in lockdown?
My favorite thing about owning a dog is … learn how dogs can help you when you are going through a difficult time.
I have a six year old cockapoo called Clemmie. She is my first pet.
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My father passed away four years ago and she was a great comfort to my mother. She did not leave her.
I can’t imagine life without a dog now and my only big regret is that I never had one sooner.
The best thing my parents taught me was … good grace and good manners.
They can take you far. Also, there was a saying framed by my bed like “This is not where you are, this is where you are going.”
Another lesson my parents taught me is worry, it’s like betting against yourself.
The only thing I would like to change about me is … I am too careful, so I did not take the opportunities that presented themselves.
The first record I bought was … The Carpenters Top Of The World, closely followed by ABBA’s Greatest Hits.
The store I can’t resist is … I hate shopping. I have no patience to try things.
My ideal shopping trip would be a quick hour, then a four hour lunch. However, I have great affection for Liberty.
When I arrived in London in 1992, I worked in its tie hall and I have fond memories of it.
My last vacation was … I was lucky enough to travel last year when it was safe.
I went to Venice and saw St Mark’s Square flooding which was amazing.
The next vacation I look forward to the most is heading to Edinburgh to see friends I haven’t seen since the start of the pandemic.
I am reading… Murder By Matchlight by ECR Lorac, a detective story set in 1940s London. I love this era.
My Perfect Sunday involves … cook a Sunday roast.
My specialty is the sauce and the potatoes. Once you get the hang of it, you can dress up any meat. I can’t wait to be able to have friends again.
The best day of my life … was actually a week in 2012. Within three days, I moved into my dream house, got the call from Strictly, and threw a party with the cast from Dallas to mark the reboot of the series – it was my favorite show growing up.
If I had half an hour left on Earth, I … Relax