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Freddie Flintoff wants to open chip shop in London

From battering boxers to battering fish: Flintoff intends to open a chippy in London

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Sunni Upal

PUBLISHED:

10:37 GMT, 3 January 2013

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UPDATED:

12:07 GMT, 3 January 2013

Freddie Flintoff is so unhappy with the quality of fish and chips shops in London that he wants to open his own.

The former England cricketer is in talks with TV producers about a news series, potentially on Sky One, where he runs a chippy in London with wife Rachael.

A source said: 'Freddie isn’t impressed with the quality of fish and chips shops down south and wants to open his own up in London selling market-fresh fish.

What's this garbage Flintoff is said to be unhappy with the quality of chippys down south

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Fishy Flintoff

What's this garbage Flintoff is said to be unhappy with the quality of chippys down south

'He would be front of house but the business would be run by his wife Rachael, who has a background in catering and events.'

The move would be the latest in Flintoff's post-cricket career after he won on his professional boxing debut in Manchester last year.

Flintoff has been a regular on Sky's A League of Their Own as well as starring in ITV4 series Freddie Flintoff Versus The World.

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King of the ring: Flintoff celebrates beating Richard Dawson

King of the ring: Flintoff celebrates beating Richard Dawson

Experience: Rachael has worked in the catering industry

Experience: Rachael has worked in the catering industry

Ex-England and Yorkshire cricketer Chris Old opened a fish and chip restaurant in Cornwall

Ex-England and Yorkshire cricketer Chris Old opened a fish and chip restaurant in Cornwall

EXCLUSIVE: Gay match official in BBC gagging row

EXCLUSIVE: Gay match official in BBC gagging row

Justin Fashanu

A gay match official has been prevented from talking on TV about his sexuality by his bosses, a BBC documentary will claim.

The Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL) refused to let the man speak to Britain's Gay Footballers, a programme being broadcast on BBC Three on Monday night.

It is hosted by Amal Fashanu, the niece of Justin Fashanu (right), the only openly gay footballer Britain has had and looks into why no player in Britain has come out since he did.

The official told producers he wanted to discuss his sexuality on the programme, but did not want to jeopardise his career.

And when he and the producers asked for permission from referees chiefs they were told the interview was not possible as the organisation did not allow officials to speak to the media.

Angry that they are being painted as gagging the official by the programme, PGMOL bosses have written to the producers to ask for the accusation to be removed from the footage and have threatened legal action.

BBC bosses were set to ignore the request.