Greg McHugh on pizza, Beverly Hills Cop II and X Factor

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  • 11 January 2011
Greg McHugh on pizza, Beverly Hills Cop II and X Factor

The comedian and star of Gary: Tank Commander

Currently appearing in the second series of Gary: Tank Commander, comedian Greg McHugh reveals a bit of a pizza habit in our Q&A

First record you ever bought
The Beverly Hills Cop II soundtrack, aged 8. I hadn’t even seen the film.

First film you saw that really moved you

Last lie you told
That all the food on holiday was made of chopsticks.

First movie you ever went on a date to

Last time you cried
Watching X Factor auditions when hungover, every time.

First thing you do when you’ve got time off work


Last great meal you cooked
Sea bass fillets with caper and tomato sauce.

Last extravagant purchase you made
A Mulberry document holder.

First crush
Nicola Brooks in primary three.

Last book you read
The Collector, by John Fowles.

First time you realised you were famous
That was when I had someone creeping up behind me and whispering ‘cheesy pasta’ then walking away.

First great piece of advice you were given
Don’t go to drama school at 17 – Jack Cardiff.

Last time you were star struck
Meeting Armando Ianucci at the Scottish BAFTAs in 2008.

First thing you’d do if you ran the country
Free travel to all those under 60.

Last meal on earth – what would it be
South Indian garlic chilli chicken from Koolba restaurant in Glasgow.

First song you’ll sing at karaoke
‘Heroes’ by David Bowie.

Last time you exploited your position to get something
Last year I was given a takeaway pizza that was about to be delivered to someone else. The guy working there liked the show, so I got that pizza without having to wait. Showbiz.

Last time someone criticised your work
… I punched them in the face.

First three words your friends would use to describe you
Funny, impatient, moody.

Last time you made an impulse buy and regretted it
A Mulberry document holder.

First concert you ever attended
Oasis at Ingliston in 1996.

First thing you think of when you wake up in the morning
Dominos Pizza.

Last thing you think of before you go to sleep
Did I put on The Monster Lock. (So that monsters can’t get in the flat obviously).

Gary: Tank Commander, BBC1 Scotland, Mon 10 & 17 Jan, 10.35pm.

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