Posted: 21 May 2010
"It's easy to start things and not finish them, you see, and that's how you end up with a life that's a mess. I've been trying to get out of that syndrome, but this is the one thing I really wanted to commit to. We'd just figure out how to do it afterwards. And we did..."
Watching him corral the bidders into his cars - one of whom hasn't driven a manual for 20 years - there are flashes of the old TFI Friday and Toothbrush Evans, the preternaturally gifted broadcaster with the ego to match. But he's calmer and more reflective these days, recently married to pro golfer Natasha Shishmanian, and a father again. As the convoy spills through the gates of his house, I can't help thinking his inner calm is about to be tested. Not least because he's loaned us his 599 to follow in.