Alison Hammond, 47, stated how she was named after sporting hero Muhammad Ali. She instructed Holly Willoughby’s Wylde Moon podcast that her dad was the boxer’s physique guard when he was in Birmingham.
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Alison Hammond revealed that she was named after Muhammad Ali as her dad was buddies with the boxing legend.
Chatting with Holly Willoughby on her Wylde Moon podcast, Alison stated how she would have cuddles with the sporting hero when she was youthful.
The 47-year-old presenter defined how when Muhammad got here to Birmingham, her dad can be his physique guard.
She instructed Holly: “Him and one other coupe of the blokes can be Muhammad Ali’s bodyguards, so sometimes my mum would take me to go and meet Muhammad Ali.
She reminisced: “On the time I can keep in mind I used to be six years previous the primary time I met him and he was doing a chat and he grabbed me and stated ‘oh my god she appears to be like similar to my daughter’.
“And he simply would not let go of me. Muhammad Ali had me on his lap and he was cuddling me and you could possibly see me as a baby actually simply pulling away from this man, pondering ‘simply go away me alone’,” she added.
She stated that one time the boxer gave her a magic trick, as he himself was an enormous fan of them.
Talking fondly of that second Alison stated it was like a site visitors mild that turned completely different colors.
She stated that it wasn’t till she was older that she realised who he was.
“He was a stunning man and my dad was obsessive about him, he adored him so he named three of his youngsters after Muhammad Ali.
“So there’s me, Alison, then there’s Ali and there is one other sister referred to as Alica.”
Lately followers had been shocked by Alison’s age after she mentioned it on This Morning.
The presenter additionally shared a black and white snap of her son Aiden, who shares the identical birthday as her.
Alison and her son laughed collectively in entrance of a light-weight show with sparklers.
“About final night time – 47/17 Two birthdays Mom and son . Aidan was born on my birthday,” she captioned the snap.
“Did Alison Hammond simply say she’s 47? No method is she that previous. Did she imply to say 37?” one consumer stated on Twitter.
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One other wrote: “Wet half time period Tuesday morning watching @thismorning firstly how beautiful is @AlisonHammond trying as we speak and secondly how the hell is she 47?!!!! I genuinely thought she was no less than 10yrs youthful #thismorning.”
One other merely wrote: “How?”
“He was born in your birthday?! Wow !! Comfortable birthday” one follower wrote.
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https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/alison-hammond-says-named-after-26246932 Alison Hammond says she was named after 'household pal' and boxing icon Muhammad Ali