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I’ll look back on that when I’m married – well, maybe I’ll be married – but it was nowhere near the calibre of Strictly.’Does he believe in marriage as a concept? I’m going to be so guarded the next time round.’ He questions the idea that a girl would want a man with two kids in tow.He sighs, ‘What everybody could see on TV, I couldn’t.I understand now, when I watch the show back, but there was stuff I hadn’t seen and was never told about. ‘Carianne met my parents and sister on the show, but what went on with us was between me and Carianne, nothing to do with my family.Then through various injures and other difficulties, his career as a rugby player seemed to lose its way. I hope I can go for a while yet if I can look after myself.’ Has he seen Mickey Rourke is filming a biopic in Wales playing the part of gay rugby player Gareth Thomas? Gareth is a great guy, he was a great rugby player and a great captain. I have no plans to do more TV, unless something amazing comes up.He’s trying hard to get back on form after being hired by Cardiff Blues in October. It’s a shame he couldn’t share with the boys until the end of his career.’ On the whole, rugby players don’t talk about their emotions. He says he only did TV because he needed to take time out of rugby. Then I’ll do it as long as it fits into my schedule with rugby.
I read to them in Dexter’s room with my arms round them.’ He also tries to share in Ruby’s other favourite activity. ‘It’s going to be hard for me to find another girl and have a relationship.