SEX, drugs and scrapping – Ian ‘Beefy’ Botham was just as much of an all-rounder off the pitch as he was on it.
Arguably the most colourful English cricketer of all time, Beefy courted controversy throughout his career.
This year, the 57-year-old publicly apologised to his wife Kathy over an affair with Australian waitress Kylie Verrells ( in the late 90s.
Back in 2001, Kylie, who is 14 years younger than the England star, claimed they’d once broke a bed during a steamy, booze-fuelled shagging session.
It wasn’t the first time he’d hit the headlines for the wrong reasons – in 1986, he was suspended after smoking cannabis and he was once arrested in Australia for an assault on a fellow airline passenger.