While training as Elvis Presley impersonators for a new series A League of Their Own, Freddie Flintoff joked that his pal Jamie Redknapp had more visitors at his house than Graceland, the King’s former home, when he was single
Freddie Flintoff has shared a glimpse into pal Jamie Redknapp’s single life following his split from wife Louise, and joked his house had more visitors than Elvis Presley attraction Graceland.
The former England cricketer, 44, made the joke on the second episode of new Sky series A League of Their Own Road Trip: Dingle to Dover, which saw the two team captains learn to become Elvis Presley impersonators. Email online reports.
After being informed by the Elvis Tribute Act and their trainer Dean Z that Graceland, the legend’s former home, is one of the most visited homes in the world, Freddie replied, “You didn’t see Jamies when he was single.”
The friends later performed during a segment of the Elvis Tribute Artist World Tour alongside boxer Tony Bellow and comedian Maisie Adams at Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena.
Ex-Liverpool footballer Jamie, 48, performs in a skintight white jumpsuit and black wig.
In a clip from backstage, Jamie tucks into his pants a pair of socks given to him by Tony and the boxer says, “You gotta make that goldfish grow.”
The former Englishwoman split from Eternal singer Louise and their two sons, Charley, 17, and Beau, 13, in 2017 after 19 years together.
In October, Jamie married 37-year-old model Frida Anderson in a low-key ceremony in west London attended by Jamie’s parents, Harry and Sandra, and his brother Mark.
A month later, Friday gave birth to their son, Raphael.
Frida already has four children from her marriage to hedge fund manager Jonathan Lourie.
Louise, 47, has spoken candidly about how her performance on Strictly Come Dancing in 2016 reignited her passion for performing and made her realize she can’t be a “Stepford wife” again.
She also revealed in her bio, You’ve Got This, that trouble has been brewing for some time, with the singer admitting she felt insignificant and alone as Jamie’s career soared.
She wrote: “For a long time I met all the criteria to be the ‘beautiful’ wife. The truth? For much of that time, I actually felt lonely, anxious, and unimportant.”
Not only did Louise struggle with OCD that began during her Eternal days, but also with self-doubt, depression, and an unshakable sense of not being “good enough.”
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Women pounced on their husbands before their eyes, while cruel online comments about Louise’s looks shattered their self-esteem.
“Honestly, when I was married, I got to the point that when I walked into a room with Jamie, I felt like other people would be surprised that he had chosen me and was still with me,” writes you.
The 2017 split not only came as a shock to the public, but also to her family.
Speaking to The Sun in December 2018, Jamie’s father Harry, 75, said: “It was very difficult for us, it was a collar. We love Louise too, it was a big blow to all of us.”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/freddie-flintoff-jokes-single-jamie-26691679 Freddie Flintoff jokes that single Jamie Redknapp's bed has had more "visitors than Graceland."