On how he felt when he found out his wife was pregnant:
"I was so happy. I honestly thought that we’d have to try for a year or longer. I’d even accepted that not every couple can have a baby naturally and maybe we’d adopt and that would be okay with me too.
I just wanted to have a family, to be a dad and to try and recreate what I had growing up for a son or daughter. So it was amazing, a really beautiful surprise."
On being excited to have his first child:
"Now it’s starting to speed up again! I’m really excited. I can’t even tell you how excited I am because I’ve never been so excited about anything in my life."
On his wife's choice of baby names:
"Yes, she’s coming up with names.
We’re trying to come up with a name that’s obviously special that we both love, that this little guy is going to love when he grows up too. I always liked Michael, but I’m Mickey Bubbles, give me a break.
I just have no clue what I’m doing and I can’t wait. Everyone talks about this moment when you see your child for the first time and I don’t know what they’re talking about, I’m so excited to know!"
On what kind of dad he'll be:
"I think my mum and dad loved me too much. I wasn’t spoilt, but my father’s mother and father were quite tough and my father grew up to be a very compassionate, soft-spoken gentleman.
My parents were very soft and loving with me and I turned out to be a little bit harder.
I wish I was more like my father, but I’m not.
We all judge ourselves and know who we are inside and I have moments where I think, God, my father is the sweetest, most gentle soul and I’m really not. I’m a kind person, they’ve taught me unconditional love and empathy, but I have a very strong temper that, early on in my life, led to bouts of violence."