Foggy tells Ant: Man up

Daily Star - - Front Page - by NA­DINE LINGE

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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He says: “I get I love it. But if mouth­ful of you some­one comes o bit out of or­der.

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CELEBS: Foggy with Ant McPartlin in the Jun­gle

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