Known to readers as "Al Welch", Alexander Elliott-Welch was born on Friday 17th January 1992 at a hospital in Penrith, Cumbria. Around three months later, his family moved down south to Southampton, where he currently living. From c.1997 until July 2003, he went to Netley Court School (now Springwell School), and then from September 2003 until June 2008, he was learning at Red Lodge School (from April 2007, it is called Great Oaks School) From September 2008 until July 2014, he did Art and Design at Southampton City College.
He's currently doing a three-year course in Illustration at Southampton Solent University, and he's on his third and final year.
Apart from being an artistic need, he's also keen on sporting. He's a member of the Basingstoke Disabilities Gymnastics Group, a member of the Hampshire Hurricanes tag rugby team, and has a membership with Active Nation. He was formerly a member of the Southampton Gymnastics Special Needs Group until mid-2012. Recently, he has made a fifteen-step floor routine and performed it at the Basingstoke Gymnastics Christmas Gala 2016, to celebrates his 15th year, doing gymnastics.