Alex Pete MacDonald is a 40-year-old personal trainer who enjoys escapology, listening to the radio and travelling. He is loveable and smart, but can also be very unintelligent and a bit standoffish.
He is an English Christian who defines himself as bisexual. He has a degree in sports science.
Physically, Alex is not in great shape. He needs to lose quite a lot of weight. He is very tall with chocolate skin, grey hair and black eyes.
He grew up in a working class neighbourhood. He was raised by his father, his mother having left when he was young.
He is currently in a relationship with Derek Louis Ross. Derek is the same age as him and works as a politician.
Alex has five children with boyfriend Derek: Albert aged 1, Johnny aged 5, Harriet aged 7, Adrian aged 13 and Keith aged 17.
Alex's best friend is a personal trainer called June Scott. They get on well most of the time. He also hangs around with a personal trainer called Cecil Morris. They enjoy football together.