When he was growing up, he and his mum and brother lived in the upstairs of their house whilst their cats lived downstairs.
Alex attended University College, London and Goldsmiths College. He graduated from neither.
Alex enjoys sea fishing in his spare time.
Alex has one younger brother.
Alex attended Boston Spa Comprehensive School, near Leeds.
Alex briefly dated Sadie Frost.
Alex is known for his trademark messy hair.
Alex's favourite film is Jaws.
Alex is a fan of Burt Reynolds.
Alex was once the manager of a charity shop.
At school, Alex used a briefcase instead of a bag.
His nickname is Tom.
Alex used to be a singer in a band called Batmaus.
Alex is 6' (1.83m) tall.
Alex began his stand-up comedy career at the age of 18 when he became a finalist on Channel 4's open-mic competition, So You Think You're Funny.
Alex presented a mini series on boybands for MTV entitled Have Boybands Gone Busted?
Alex used to date his TRL co-star Emma Griffiths.
Alex: I take pride in a lot of things I do. Obviously there are things I'm not proud of, and have asked that they never be mentioned to me again.
Alex: I'm always reading news websites, movie websites. If I'm in I watch the evening news on Channel 4.
Alex: I dreamed I was shaving Michael Stipe's head. The following day I got the job at MTV, my first assignment was interviewing Michael Stipe in Dublin, I'm sure stranger things have happened, but not much.