News | Entertainment
9 Jul 2020 14:07
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • Crime.co.nz
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Entertainment

    Andrew 'Freddie' Flintoff has claimed Justin Bieber refused to meet him because he "doesn't like big guys"

    The 42-year-old retired cricket star - who stands at 6 feet 4 inches - revealed he had to stand and watch his kids take a photo with the 'Yummy' hitmaker, but he wasn't allowed to get too close


    Speaking on talkSPORT, he said: "We went to see Bieber a few years ago and we managed to get a meet-and-greet.

    "This American fella comes out and says: 'Okay, when you see Justin, you don't go near him, you don't touch him, you don't look at him in the eye.'

    "So I said, 'Hang on a minute, mate. I've met the Queen. I've got an MBE. This is Justin Bieber.'

    "So we walked in, we got to the front of the queue, and the kids got a photograph. I took one step forward and I got the arm holding me back. This fella turned around and said, 'He don't like big guys.' "

    Freddie - who has kids Holly, 15, Corey, 14, Rocky, 12, and four-month-old Preston with wife Rachael Wools - admitted he was taken aback by the remark, which he described as "the weirdest thing" he's experienced.

    He added: "I was there watching my kids have a photograph with him but I didn't meet him. He doesn't like big guys."

    Meanwhile, the 'Top Gear' presenter recently revealed he and his wife welcomed Preston into the world over Christmas, and he paid tribute to his birthplace by naming his son after the Lancashire city.

    He revealed: "Little Preston was born at Christmas - it is the first time I've actually spoken about it."

    Freddie has been spending the current coronavirus lockdown with his family at their home in Greater Manchester, and has loved spending more quality time with his newborn son.

    He continued: "But yeah, we have got another baby and it has been nice spending time with him."

    © 2020 Bang Showbiz, NZCity


     Other Entertainment News
     09 Jul: Disney star Sebastian Athie has died aged 24
     09 Jul: Maya Jama thinks she avoided any "inappropriate" behaviour in the entertainment industry because of Stormzy
     09 Jul: Lizzo claims she was "kicked out" of a vacation property three days early
     09 Jul: Nick Cordero's wife's family are getting her through the "hardest" time in her life, after her husband died following a battle with coronavirus
     09 Jul: Halle Berry has pulled out of a transgender role after she faced an online backlash
     09 Jul: Remy Ma is expecting her second child
     09 Jul: Kevin Hart feels "lucky to be alive"
     Top Stories

    RUGBY RUGBY
    Counties-Manukau has signed first-five Baden Kerr for a third stint with the Mitre10 Cup side More...


    BUSINESS BUSINESS
    Uncertainty over what will happen to power prices - after the nation's biggest energy user cemented plans to close More...



     Today's News

    Business:
    Uncertainty over what will happen to power prices - after the nation's biggest energy user cemented plans to close 13:57

    Politics:
    Is Donald Trump going to win? The coronavirus pandemic, the economy and polling will help us find out 13:57

    Cricket:
    Sophie Devine will remain as the White Ferns full-time captain, when Amy Satterthwaite returns from maternity leave 13:47

    Entertainment:
    Disney star Sebastian Athie has died aged 24 13:43

    Business:
    Assurance the loss of New Zealand's only aluminium smelter has nothing to do with the Covid-crisis 13:27

    Politics:
    Comprehensive, holistic... and ambitious 13:27

    Entertainment:
    Maya Jama thinks she avoided any "inappropriate" behaviour in the entertainment industry because of Stormzy 13:13

    International:
    Think you know if US President Donald Trump will be re-elected? Here's what the ABC's readers told us 13:07

    Rugby League:
    Melbourne will play their next three NRL home games at Sunshine Coast Stadium, with 6000 fans expected for their first match on Friday week against Gold Coast 13:07

    Entertainment:
    Lizzo claims she was "kicked out" of a vacation property three days early 12:43


     News Search






    Power Search


    © 2020 New Zealand City Ltd