Chef Tom: I beat grip of al­co­hol

Sunday Express - - A BREXIT DEAL IS STILL A COSTLY THREAT - By Kat Hopps

TV CHEF Tom Ker­ridge has re­vealed how he was “de­pen­dent” on al­co­hol and would or­der a pint of strong cock­tail Ne­groni af­ter work “just as a starter” be­fore booz­ing for hours.

The 44-year-old chef, who shed 12st over fears he might not reach 80, ad­mits to his out-of-con­trol drink­ing habit on BBC Ra­dio 4’s Desert Is­land Discs to­day.

Tom re­vealed he misses the “chaos” of heavy drink­ing but is now tee­to­tal.

He told host

Lau­ren Lav­erne: “Al­co­hol had gained

BAT­TLE: Tom Ker­ridge

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