Monday, 8 April 2019

Rower Cracknell's ex Beverley Turner says Olympic hero's 'follow your dreams'

James Cracknell's soon to be ex-wife Beverley Turner branded the Olympic hero's advice to his children to 'follow their dreams' as b*****ks' as she spoke out about their split following his Boat Race triumph yesterday.

The TV host, 45, said Cracknell's family responsibilities took a back seat when he returned to Cambridge to study and appear in the Boat Race, and that she did not want their three children to develop the same attitude.

In an extraordinary newspaper article, Miss Turner laid bare the devastating effects that the rower's near fatal brain injury in 2010, and more latterly his return to education and rowing had on their 17-year marriage.

She added that the sportsman, 46, had 'underestimated' the time commitment that his new lease of life would involve, and said his drive to become the oldest competitor in the famous race was partly to blame for their marriage falling apart.

Writing in The Times, she said: 'James has spoken publicly about this latest feat, demonstrating to his children you can do anything you set your mind to.

'He won't mind me admitting that I consider that to be b*****ks - I wouldn't want my children to view such an exit from familial responsibilities as something to aspire to.' 


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