Red Dwarf star Craig Charles, 56, who is currently competing in the celebrity rowing show Don’t Rock The Boat, has recalled how he used to forget to take cheques worth more than £200K to the bank. The Coronation Street star, who rose to fame as a poet and a performer, looked back on his wild years where he believed his “own hype”.
At the age of 19, Craig was earning large amounts of money that he didn’t take to get cashed in straight away.
The Corrie actor said he often lost track of his work due to his time partying.
“My head disappeared quite firmly up my a*** for many years,” he shared.
“Partying all night, drugs, alcohol.
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Craig joins 12 other celebrities on the reality show Don’t Rock The Boat, which sees the stars race from Scotland to Cornwall on water.
The ITV star is joined by the likes of fellow Corrie stars Lucy Fallon and Adam Thomas, as well as Kimberly Wyatt and Love Island star Jack Fincham.
It comes after ITV viewers were left feeling queasy on Monday after watching the stars kickstart their race to Cornwall.
During the first episode, the celebrities were faced with a tough long-distance journey and Craig was seen throwing up over the side of the boat.