Following on from his passionate interjection in a Good Morning Britain debate about knife crime, which consequently went viral, followed by the very tragic news of losing his own cousin to a knife crime, he was asked to present the highly acclaimed RTS nominated “Knife Crime and Me” – an ITV Tonight documentary in which he travelled to Bristol, London, the West Midlands and Glasgow to better understand the issues and how to solve them. From this, he became the patron for Bristol-based charity Empire Fighting Chance who use boxing as a tool for social change and works alongside other charities and organisations delivering talks and taking part in panel discussions on knife crime and the climate that produces it.
Alex showed off his fun personality and had a chance to prove his fitness and sporting ability in 2018 when he took part in the relaunch of Dancing on Ice and made it all the way through to the semi-final with his partner Brianne Delcourt which was then followed by a 20 show Dancing on Ice Arena tour. He has since also appeared on Ninja Warrior, James Martin’s Saturday Kitchen and The Chase as a celebrity guest.
Away from the cameras, Alex can often be found at a school or college delivering inspirational talks to young people across the country. His natural passion to inspire the next generation landed Alex being awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Philosophy and was also selected as a National Black Role Model in 2008 by the Governments Reach Role Model Programme.
Being a Weatherman with an edge has made Alex a popular booking for award ceremonies and corporate events.