Foggy tells Ant: Man up
SUPERBIKE champion Carl Fogarty reckons Ant McPartlin needs to “man up, grow up and be told straight” after his drink-drive shame.
Foggy, who got to know Ant when he won I’m A Celebrity in 2014, also thinks it’s pointless to run off to rehab when things go south.
He says: “He’s got everybody running around after him going: ‘Oh it’s a shame for him.’
“Hang on a minute – grow up, sort yourself out and take responsibility.
“Don’t go running off to rehab every five minutes when something goes wrong.
“He got in a car p****d – don’t do that, it’s not right.
“You don’t need to go to rehab to be told to sort that out, you know that’s wrong and you shouldn’t be doing that.
“And people around him need to be firm with him.
“He doesn’t need rehab, he needs telling straight, he needs to sort himself out and man up.”
Carl, 52, has a new book out, The World According To Foggy, which is packed with funny stories about his life after racing and his take on the issues of the day.
But one subject he’s
JUNGLE: Bushtucker not too keen to talk about is the split between daughter Danielle and Dancing On Ice champ Jake Quickenden.
The pair, who Foggy hooked up after meeting Jake in the Jungle, were due to marry this summer but, according to sources, the wedding is off.
And the news appears to have come as a surprise to Foggy as much as anyone else.
While he refuses to comment on it now, chatting the day before the story broke, he was joking about having to sell enough books to pay for the wedding and how he would make his father of the bride speech off the cuff after a few beers.
He adds: “Jake has been in the family since the Jungle. He’s a sound lad who works hard.”
Recently Foggy was supporting Jake during his stint on Dancing On Ice. But the sports star reveals he was also approached to compete in the series.
And he was also set to do dangerous reality show The Jump – which has seen a string of celebs suffer injuries – before his wife Michaela banned him from taking part.
“They asked me to do Dancing On Ice this year and I said no,” he says. “I went to one of the auditions in Blackpool near where I live.
“But all the injuries I’ve had have generally been to my right leg and my knee was killing me by just doing basic simple moves.
“I kept that secret but when I got off the ice, I was in agony.
So I pulled out of it, but I knew Jake had the audition so I told him: ‘You know whatever I do, I win, so I wanted to give you a chance’. “I nearly did The Jump a year or two ago, I initially said yes to it and I passed the medical but my wife went mental so I pulled out. I think the gymnast Louis Smith took my place. I wouldn’t do Strictly Come Dancing though. “I think you have to be pretty desperate for TV fame and money to do that. “I’ll leave that to people like Robbie Savage.” Foggy admits when he was World Champion, he let fame go to his head and was “a bit of a d***”. “I was a prima donna,” he confesses. “It was all about me, I was self-centred and rude. When you become famous you don’t know how to handle it and it’s quite difficult. When I retired, I found myself a bit lonely and isolated for a couple of years. “It was a tough time for me. I didn’t want to follow my sport any more because I wasn’t part of it any more. “But I found myself again and all my mates forgave me for being a bit of a d***.” Now he’s happy to chat to fans and pose for
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CELEBS: Foggy with Ant McPartlin in the Jungle