Tony Adams had steamy four-month fling with model Caprice Bourret but dumped her

Strictly Come Dancing star Tony Adams once revealed that he had a four-month fling with American model Caprice Bourret in the nineties.

The former Arsenal and England squad footballer, who was previously married to Jane Shea from 1992 to 1997, revealed in his 2017 memoir SOBER: Football. My Story. My Life that he dated business owner and model Caprice briefly in 1999.

Caprice has modelled for magazines including Cosmpolitan, Vogue and GQ, as well as appearing in TV series including Hollyoaks and Dancing On Ice, along with launching her own business called By Caprice.

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However, writing in his memoir, Tony said that despite there being a mutual attraction between the pair, he broke off the relationship as there was "no emotional connection" between them.

The Sun, who serialised the book upon its release, reported that Tony wrote: "I don’t think it was purely physical – and there were plenty who would say I was punching above my weight.

"I was aware of that but I think I was then a more attractive person than I had been, more at ease with myself and open to new experiences.

"In the end, though, I knew I would have to end the relationship due to the lack of emotional connection."

However he added: "I have to say, I felt like a king in the company of this beautiful woman."

The two could have had a reunion many years later on the 2005 series of Celebrity Big Brother, said Tony in his memoir, but the former professional footballer was worried that the show producers were looking for "fireworks" between them in the house.

He wrote: "A few years later I was asked if I would be interested – for £50,000 – in going on Celebrity Big Brother.

"I then read in the papers that Caprice was going on the show and rang her up, as we were still civil towards each other.

"We both agreed the producers were probably looking for fireworks between us in the “house” and I told her it was not for me.

"By then I was making better decisions, and not based on money."

Tony, who had two children with ex-wife Jane Shea, is now married whiskey heiress Poppy Teacher (of Teacher's whisky fame) with who he has two sons called Atticus and Hector.

Speaking about his Strictly stint, he revealed to The Daily Express that wife Poppy is not worried about the so-called "Strictly Curse", joking: "she's trying to get rid of me, that's why she pushed me into doing it."

Tony added: "She's not the slightest bit worried."

Strictly professional dance partner Katya Jones also revealed that she is close friends with the couple after being paired with Tony, saying: "Me and Poppy have good chats, to make him work harder! I've been over to dinner, met the dog, and the daughter, they are absolutely lovely.

"Meeting them was the second best moment – the best was when they came and watched Tony dance for the first time, their reactions were absolutely priceless."


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