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Rod Stewart 'lost count of flings''

Rod Stewart said he's lost count of how many one-night stands he's had
Rod Stewart said he's lost count of how many one-night stands he's had

Rod Stewart has said he slept with so many women he lost count but insisted he was not "a guy for one night stands".

The former Faces frontman said the break-up of his marriage to Rachel Hunter left him heartbroken and added his new wife, Penny Lancaster, was the love of his life.

Asked by Piers Morgan if he could remember every woman he slept with, he said: "No, no, and I'm not proud of that either."

He went on: "You know what you do remember is the ones who taught you how to 'nasty'. They teach you little things, little tricks, and it's usually, in the old days, it used to be a woman a few years older than me, as Maggie May was, 33... and I was 16 or 17 and she taught me how to 'nasty'."

During the interview, for tonight's episode of ITV1's Piers Morgan's Life Stories, Rod said: "I was never a guy for one night stands, I enjoyed the courtship and a little bit of romance and the chase, I enjoyed the chase."

The singer paid tribute to Penny, describing her as "just fabulous looking and brilliant" and said he reacted with disbelief when he was told he had thyroid cancer.

He said: "I thought, 'Not me? I'm fit, I play football, I'm Jack The Lad,' But cancer knows no bounds, it cuts everybody down to size."

:: The full interview is on Piers Morgan's Life Stories: Rod Stewart on ITV1, 9.45pm Saturday October 30.

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