JONATHAN TROTT CALLS ME A C**T!
BBC Adrian Chiles’ shock confession
BBC broadcaster Adrian Chiles receives regular four-letter texts from a former England cricketer, it’s been revealed.
They come from the right-handed batsman Jonathan Trott, 37, and always consist of just one crude word: “C**t.” But the pair are not at odds. In fact, they are close pals and the filthy messages are part of a bizarre pact to help cope with life after fame.
Chiles, 52, who was once the face of ITV Sport but now presents two shows a week on BBC Radio 5, said: “I’m friends with Jonathan Trott and, after he retired, I said there is one word you are going to come to hate.
“The word is ‘pipeline’, as people look at you sympathetically and ask ‘Anything in the pipeline at the moment?’
“So I told him that whenever someone uses that word, he should send me a message with just the word ‘c**t’.
“The thing is, he works all over the world now so, with the time difference, I have had them from him at 3 o’clock in the morning!”
Chiles told the story to an audience at Birmingham Town Hall, where he was recording a podcast with comedian Richard Herring, 51.