Maro Itoje: ‘My guilty pleasure is Downton Abbey. I’m a big fan.’

The England rugby star on humility and grace, New York cheesecake and the occasional ice bath

My earliest memory? Sitting in my uncle’s old-school Range Rover. It had two seats at the back that faced the window. He lived in the countryside and I went on trips there as a toddler with my brother, Jeremy, and my parents (Florence and Efe).

I’m a combination of my parents. Mum is calm and measured – I’m measured, too. But I get my on-field rugby personality from my dad. He can be confrontational and direct.

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