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January Skip Hunk: Rock ‘n’ roll music man Nigel is a real star performer

January Skip Hunk: Rock ‘n’ roll music man Nigel is a real star performer

HE’S kicking off 2020 in real rocking style. Our first macho man of the year is hunky Nigel Orchard, who works for Pembrokeshire County Council!

Happy New Year! Tell us a bit about yourself.
I’m Nigel Phillip Orchard, and I’m 52.

When you’re not turning heads with your cutting-edge style, where will we find you?
Pembrokeshire County Council: I’m a refuse collector. I’ve been there 33 years and I collect black bags and glass.

You must like it then!
I’ve been involved in it most of my life, it’s the job and the banter that comes with it.

You must have seen a few sights. How about when work is finished?
Rock’n’roll/rockabilly music. I go to a lotof weekenders.

That explains a lot, Nigel! Ever done anything a little bit bonkers?
I did a video doing Queen’s I Want to Break Free in a little black number.

Now THAT we’d love to see. Slip off that frock and get your best gear on for a romantic night out – where to?
A good gig to see my favourite band.

Sounds fun. But first, let’s make you a superhero for the day – what superpower would you like to have?
X-ray vision. It’d be great to see everything around me.

Naughty Nigel! Give us a tune – what songs sums you up?
My Old Man’s a Dustman… and he was!

So it’s in the genes then? What else should we know about you?
I love to entertain people. I get up on stage any chance I get.

We’ll be right there cheering you on. Give us three little words that say all we need to know about you.
LOUD, CRAZY, OUTGOING.

No need to shout. We’ve got you a ticket to anywhere in the world. Where to?
Memphis, Tennessee, to see Graceland.

Well uh-huh. Elvis loved a good burger or two, what’s your speciality dish?
I like a good steak.

And if you could invite anyone to dinner, who would it be?
Elvis Presley, as he’s my idol.

He sure was the king… but if you could take over for a day, what law would you introduce?
Higher wages for the binmen.

Hear, hear! You must be mingling with the stars all the time. Name names!
I’ve met a few. I’ve been on TV with Anne Robinson and Dale Winton, and I’ve met David Suchet and Charlotte Church.

Good grief. Almost a full house of celebrities. We all dream of winning the Lottery – what would you spend your winnings on?
I’d buy my own bin lorry.

Well, Porsches are probably over-rated. Now, leave us with a smile…
Why did the chicken cross the road? To get to the other side, of course…!

The classics are the best. All that remains to say is thanks Nigel for
giving us a rocking start to 2020!

Pembrokeshire County Council, www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk

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