Alex Brooker on Sink or Swim Alex is a 35-year-old comedian, TV presenter and journalist best known for his work on Channel 4 panel show The Last Leg. The TV presenter, … He signed up to do the SU2C swim as a challenge for both himself and to others who do not believe he can do it. The ex-Towie star admitted his confidence was … Alex Brooker has admitted that not being able to complete the English Channel swim for Sink Or Swim was ‘one of the most heartbreaking times of his life.’ Sink Or Swim fans have praised Alex Brooker for facing his fears and for swimming more than 500m in the first episode of the series. JAMES Argent has been slammed for being rude to Alex Brooker after being overtaken on Sink or Swim.