BBC Adrian Chiles’ shock con­fes­sion

Midweek Sport - - NEWS - By BEN TAY­LOR [email protected]­

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.

MATE: Trott

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