Most memorable assignment:
Being strapped to the back of a lorry in front of the Olympic torch bearers running through Stroud. The streets were lined with 20,000 spectators all hoping to get a glimpse of the flame. 10 minutes of once-in-a-lifetime madness.
3 things you don’t know about Carl:
Lives in a 19th century cloth mill.
Used to have flying lessons and hopes to take it up again in the future.
Once sold a pair of shorts to Sir Michael Parkinson.