DIARY: Graduate trainee Morrison proves he's a 'fire'-starter for Nexus Choat

Diary learns that staff at Nexus Choat have requested crash helmets, safety nets, extra fire extinguishers and asbestos-backed office furniture following the appointment of graduate trainee Jonathan Morrison.

For Morrison likes to add a dash of danger to life, and arrives from Oxford University where he was president of the Extreme Sports Club.

His repertoire of perilous just-for-fun talents include fire-breathing, bungee jumping, freefall parachuting and bridge swinging, 'which has little room for redundancy as you use only one rope,' explains the danger man, who has been persuaded to take out health insurance by his anxious parents.

He started off his hazardous and often inflammable hobbies breathing fire. 'A good party piece that ensured free entry to college balls,' he informs.

'I think my hobbies helped me get the job at Nexus,' he ponders. 'I think it proves you can take responsibility for yourself and are not afraid to take risks.'

Indeed. But Diary would like to know why young Jonathan was so late for work during the London Tube strike on Monday.

With a penchant for street luge, which involves whizzing along roads while strapped horizontally to a flimsy toboggan, there really was no excuse.

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