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Flintoff eating disorder:"I would make myself sick"

Andrew Flintoff reveals eating disorder in ITV show Credit: ITV

Andrew Flintoff's revealed he spent many of his days as an England cricketer battling bulimia.

The former all-rounder from Preston, who also struggled with depression, has revealed for the first time - that he was troubled too by the eating disorder.

If he thought he had over-indulged, he would hide away from team-mates in the toilets during the lunch break and make himself sick - before going back out to bowl or bat for his country. He was talking onon 'Piers Morgan's Life Stories: Andrew Flintoff', to be broadcast on ITV on Friday.

"I thought I couldn't really tell anyone because of the world I was in - professional sport, you don't want to give anything away."

"You almost want to come across as being bullet-proof, and that was part of my make-up."

– Andrew "Freddie" Flintoff

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Flintoff: Focus should be on the play and not what people say

The second ashes test match gets underway tonight and former Lancashire and England all rounder Andrew Flintoff hopes all the focus will be on the play and not what people say.

Australia captain Michael Clarke was fined after the first test when a television microphone picked up him warning Burnley's Jimmy Anderson to 'get ready for a broken arm'.

Flintoff was no stranger to a bit of verbal sparring with the Aussies in his playing career and he thinks it's all harmless banter.

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Full report on Andrew Flintoff ahead of his heavyweight debut in Manchester

Andrew Flintoff will don his boxing gloves for his debut fight night at the Manchester Arena next month, two years after retiring from cricket.

The 34-year-old is fighting in a heavyweight bout at Manchester Arena on November 30th.

He's being trained by former world featherweight champion Barry McGuigan.

Granada Reports speaks to Andrew Flintoff ahead of his heavyweight debut in Manchester

Our Sports Correspondent Mike Hall with Andrew Flintoff Credit: ITV Granada

Andrew Flintoff will don his boxing gloves for his debut fight night at the Manchester Arena next month, two years after retiring from cricket.

The 34-year-old is fighting in a heavyweight bout at Manchester Arena on November 30th.

He's being trained by former world featherweight champion Barry McGuigan.

Flintoff plans his boxing debut fight in Manchester

Andrew Flintoff Credit: PA

Andrew Flintoff has announced he's becoming a professional boxer and he'll make his debut in Manchester, two years after retiring from cricket.

The 34-year-old is planning to fight in a heavyweight bout at the MEN Arena on November 30th, although he must first be granted a licence by the British Boxing Board of Control.

He's being trained by former world featherweight champion Barry McGuigan.