60 seconds with Graeme Swann
We caught up with England spinner Graeme Swann to find out more about his latest dance moves, why The Wanted are rubbish and how Jonathan Trott has very poor banter.
What were the celebrations like after playing at Trent Bridge?
The celebrations were very good. (Stuart) Broad managed to take us to this crazy nightclub in Nottingham (I think he knew the owner or something). It was a very good night after the Test. I ended up with a lampshade on my head for some reason. All good fun.
Did the Sprinkler dance come out again, or have you moved on from that now?
The Sprinkler was so 2010! I'm sure it did come out at some point in the evening, but I've moved on to much bigger and better things. I have more in my locker than just that. I've been working on new and improved moves. It's exciting times!
If you hadn't been a cricketer, what career would you have had instead?
A rock star! I would have been a kind of Dave Grohl figure, playing on the drums, on the electric guitar, and of course being the lead singer of the band.
What was your first car?
An Audi A4 convertible.
Have you moved on much from that?
Ahem... I get a free car from Jaguar every year!
What was the last music you bought?
Ah, Broady brought in some horrendous boy band which he whacked on my iPod and it is absolutely shocking. It's now on my 'recent purchases' on iTunes and it's awful! It's called 'Glad You Came' by The Wanted. Honestly, it's filth. I did buy the new Coldplay single recently, but it was ruined after (Jonathan) Trott kept playing it over and over again.
What do you play in the England dressing room?
Well, the youngsters all get hold of the iPod and play their rubbish R'n'B and hip-hop tunes. It's not what you want. If I ever get a chance I put on the Stone Roses.
What's your TV guilty pleasure?
CSI. We also rattle through the box sets on tour and a lot of the lads like 24, but I'm an Entourage man personally.
If somebody made a film of your life, which actor would you like to play you?
Well, Hugh Grant always gets mistaken for me! That's true. It might be the other way round though. As for Jimmy Anderson, he would be played by Cliff Richard or Jim Carrey, while Tim Bresnan always thinks he looks like The Rock. You know, the square head...
And your favourite film isn't Shawshank Redemption, is it? Everybody says that...
Definitely not. It has got to be Casablanca.
If you were going to sing a song at karaoke, what would it be?
I do a mean 'I touch myself' by Divinyls with all the actions. Someone's got a video of me doing that after the Sydney Test - very good.
What's the nicest place you've ever visited?
Chatsworth House. It's beautiful and has very lovely artwork hanging in the living room.
What's the worst place you've ever been to?
Marrakech, Morocco. My wife got spat on in the face. It was brilliant. We won't be going back there. I really enjoy touring though, except there are sewer works just outside Chittagong's cricket ground and when the wind blows it is horrid!
Have you ever been mistaken for anybody else famous?
Apart from Hugh Grant, I used to always get mistaken for my brother, who used to play county cricket. But now I'm more Hollywood than him!
If you could throw a dinner party for any three people in history, dead or alive, who would they be?
Marilyn Monroe, Ingrid Bergman and Carmen Electra. It's my dinner party, I'll have whoever I want! Was I supposed to say Ghandi, Jesus Christ and Nelson Mandela? No, not for me.
What would you cook for them?
Oysters. With Rubicon on the side, obviously. It goes well with champagne. I'm a filthy cook, but very good at mixing drinks, so I'll look after the bar.
And finally, who has the worst banter in the dressing room?
It's a toss-up between Jonathan Trott and Jonathan Trott. He absolutely can't take a joke, but he thinks he can. He is funny, but just can't take a joke. We can't wind him up because he gets too angry. You wouldn't wind up Andrew Strauss because he's the captain - it would be like tying a noose to your neck.
Graeme Swann is an ambassador for Rubicon Exotic Juice Drinks and took on Muttiah Muralitharan in the Rubicon 50p Challenge. See who won at www.youtube.com/rubiconlovecricket