COLD Feet star John Thomson has celebrated 11 years of being sober – marking the occasion on Instagram.
Alongside a picture which showed a gold medal and the caption 'progress', the actor wrote: "Today I’m celebrating my anniversary of quitting the booze."
John Thompson celebrated being 11 years sober via Instagram today
He said: "Apparently 4018 Days off (11 years) And if I’d spent $100 a week that’s nearly $60,000 dollars.😮£45k!! #gratitude #clarity #happiness."
Fans were quick to commend the actor, 48, on his achievement, with one writing: "Brilliant. You should be very proud of yourself."
Another added: "That is something to celebrate so well done you!" while a third chimed in: "Huge willpower right there. The money you've saved."
Cold Feet returned to screens last year after a 13 year gap but it was the success of the award-winning program that originally pushed him to drink.
Splash News John reckonshe had saved '£45k' from not drinking
In an interview last August, John admitted: “I’d got lost.
“At the time the Nineties seems great for me but I was living a hedonistic lifestyle.
“I moved to London and lived there for ten years.
“Every day was a groundhog day or private members’ clubs and parties and it just got too much.
handout Cold Feet returned to screens last year John Thompson confirms hit show will return on September 11
“I knew something had to change and I moved back to Manchester, I stopped partying and I focused on my family.
“You learn from your mistakes and I stopped drinking on December 29, 2006.”
John last had a drink three years after the show came to an end in 2003 – and he had no reservations about falling into old habits when he reprised his role as Pete Gifford.
He said: “I’m older, wiser and a very different man.
“When you are younger you can’t handle things. None of us knew how massive Cold Feet was going to be. That sort of thing can be very scary.”
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How Old Is Good Morning Britain Host Kate Garraway, Who’s Her Husband Derek Draper And What Other Tv Shows Has She Hosted?
KATE Garraway is a household name thanks to her long career in TV.
Here’s what we known about the popular presenter…
Rex Features Kate Garraway is a well know morning TV presenter
Who is Kate Garraway? What is her background?
Kathryn Mary “Kate” Garraway, 50, was born May 4, 1967 and is an English television and radio presenter, best known for her work on ITV Breakfast.
She began her TV career in the 90s working as a reporter for ITV’s Meridian, ITV News Central and BBC News 24.
Kate made the switch to mainstream TV and became a household name when she joined the presenting team of GMTV in 2000.
She continued her hosting role on ITV Breakfast when GMTV switched to Daybreak IN 2011, although she took more of a back seat as Adrian Chiles and Christine Bleakley took on the main hosting roles.
When the show switched to Good Morning Britain in 2014 she joined the main presenting line-up again.
Kate has also stepped in for Lorraine on her GMB sister show, when she is on holiday.
Rex Features Kate became a household name when she joined GMTV in 2000 (seen here with co-presenter Andrew Castle)
Can I listen to Kate Garraway on the radio?
Kate’s radio broadcasting career began with BBC Radio Oxford as a journalist in 1994.
After making the switch to TV she has hosted the odd radio show, including filling in for her former GMTV co-star Andrew Castle on his LBC show.
But in 2014 she started presenting her own mid-morning weekday show on Smooth Radio.
How well did Kate Garraway do on Strictly Come Dancing?
Kate appeared in the fifth series of Strictly Come Dancing in 2007.
She was partnered with Anton du Beke.
Kate finished in 8th place, receiving the lowest score from the judges in every week but one.
Kate also hosts her own show on Smooth Radio
Will Emmerdale’s Second Robron Wedding Between Aaron Dingle And Robert Sugden Happen And Who Are Danny Miller And Ryan Hawley?
EMMERDALE’S Aaron Dingle and Robert Sugden’s on/off relationship is without a doubt a fan favourite.
The couple, played by Danny Miller and Ryan Hawley, have had a rollercoaster romance over the years, but will they ever find happiness together again?
ITV Robert Sugden and Aaron Dingle will get an official second wedding
Will there be a second wedding between Aaron Dingle and Robert Sugden?
In April 2017, Emmerdale bosses said there would be a second Robron wedding in the future.
Since then the couple have been through a typically complicated time, as Aaron had a stint in prison and Robert ended up getting his former flame Rebecca White pregnant while his husband was locked up.
But in February 2018, fans were once again given hope that reconciliation could be on the cards.
The pair almost shared a kiss when Robert went over to Aaron’s to help him cook a Valentine’s Day meal for Aaron’s current boyfriend Alex.
Aaron had asked Alex to move in with him, but after a bit of intervention from his sister he realises his true feelings for his ex.
Aaron dumps his boyfriend Alex– making way for a potential reunion.
On February 21, 2018, Danny Miller confirmed that a second wedding would be happening in the very near future, during an appearance on This Morning.
ITV The couple will have some ups and downs before they officially tie the knot
What happened during the first wedding episode?
During the episode that aired on Friday 17 February 2017, Robert has the idea of surprise wedding for him and Aaron, who is about to start a prison sentence for assaulting Kasim Sabet.
Robert told his future mother-in-law Chas: “I want to make us a proper family; we get married tomorrow before he goes to prison.”
So he set up a surprise ceremony in the Woolpack pub – but in true soap opera style, things didn’t necessarily go to plan as the police stormed the pub to arrest Faith Dingle for MURDER.
Getty Images Danny Miller has starred as Aaron since 2008
Who is Danny Miller?
Miller, 26, is best known for playing Aaron Dingle in Emmerdale which he has since 2008. He left the soap in 2012 only to return in 2014.
Miller, who is from Stockport, had his first major TV role in BBC school drama series Grange Hill as Kyle Brown.
He was also a series regular in ITV’s Scott & Bailey and appeared in three episodes of Jamaica Inn.
ITV Ryan Hawley joined Emmerdale as Robert in 2014
Ed Sheeran Is Not Married To Cherry Seaborn Despite Rumours They Got Hitched After He Was Spotted Wearing Band On His Wedding Finger
ED Sheeran is NOT married, the Sun’s Bizarre column can reveal.
The Shape Of You singer sparked rumours he had wed in private when he was pictured wearing a band on his ring finger – but it is in fact a commitment ring.
Andy Willsher Ed Sheeran sparked speculation that he has already gotten married
Andy Willsher He flashed a wedding ring on his finger
But a source close to Ed, 27, says he is wearing the ring to show his commitment to getting engaged to Cherry Seaborn.
And he vowed to keep it on when he plays at the BRIT awards tonight.
The source said: “Ed is wearing a ring to show his commitment to being engaged to Cherry but he’s not married yet.
“He’s amused by the fuss it’s caused however has no intentions of taking it off, so it’ll be on his hand during his BRITs performance.”
Ed Sheeran posted a sweet pic to announce his engagement
Rex Features But he is not actually married
Getty A source says he found it amusing
Getty – Contributor Ed is wearing the finger to show his commitment to his engagement
A plain gold ring was visible on the third finger of his left hand at a BRITs gig on Monday.
At the concert, he said: “I find myself getting really excited about kitchen appliances now.
“I promise this song isn’t about kitchen appliances.”
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He added: “I can reveal to you here tonight I’ll be singing Supermarket Flowers at the BRITs.
“I’m excited about wearing [glasses]. Can you believe, I’ve reached a stage in my life where I’m actually excited about my spectacles?”
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Alamy Ed announced the engagement saying ‘got myself a fiance’
It came after he announced his engagement to Cherry Seaborn on his Instagram.
He said: “Got myself a fiancé just before new year. We are very happy and in love, and our cats are chuffed as well xx”
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