But in fact he is a klutz of the first order. A gangly buffoon and a fool, sometimes silent and sometimes spouting an outlandish continental accent.
He will juggle drink trays, materialise martini olives and sculpt charming animals from latex balloons.
Alphonso is a great dancer, icebreaker and party starter.
He can animate a room full of people with his charming antics and boundless idiotic enthusiasm.