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Calum Best drink spree after his dad George's death

By Kerri-Ann Roper

Published 03/02/2016

Went drinking: Calum Best
Went drinking: Calum Best

Calum Best has told how he turned to alcohol when his father died, saying he "went drinking for a good three to four years".

The son of the late Belfast-born football star George Best admitted he had ruined his health.

Talking on ITV's Loose Women show, Best said: "It may sound weak to some, but it was my coping mechanism. I went drinking for a good three to four years, I ruined my health, ruined my career, ruined my reputation..."

The 35-year-old said his mother, model Angie Best got him back on the straight and narrow.

"I'm trying to become comfortable in my own skin, my career is going well, my health is good... I'm on a really healthy path, which is really good for me, but I still have that demon inside me," he said.

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