Freddie Flintoff: 'I stopped drinking three years ago. I used alcohol to change the way I felt when I had depression'
FREDDIE FLINTOFF SUPPORTS OUR MEN'S BODY STORIES CAMPAIGN
He's spoken openly on the show about experiencing depression and bulimia in the past and Freddie has pledged his support to our Body Stories campaign.
But he admitted he didn’t feel confident enough to join the photoshoot with Rankin himself.
'I think it’s brilliant. I think the lads who did it are so brave,' Freddie said. 'I don’t know if I could to be honest. Respect to the lads that did it, I don’t think I’m that confident to do it, a photoshoot. You hear a lot for women about body consciousness - it’s exactly the same for blokes but don’t feel like they can talk about it as much.'
Freddie, who has been busy hosting ITV's Cannonball, also discussed how his personal body issues from the past would make him think twice about taking part in a Body Stories photo shoot.
'When I was younger, I had a few hang ups on my body. I came on this show before and said about being sick and losing weight and my weight went up and down. I think it’s just something you take with you. The thought of standing in my pants with a load of blokes… I don’t know if I could do it,' Freddie said.
Freddie has talked how giving up alcohol affected his body, he continued: 'I think it’s nearly three years since I stopped drinking. I’ll be honest with you, I feel so much better. I feel that I function better at work and I’m better to be around. Alcohol at times is a bit of escapism. I've spoken in the past about having depression and I'd use alcohol to change the way I felt.'
Watch the video to see our full chat with Freddie - and Robbie Savage ask him about his sex fitness confession!