Friday 1 July 2022 12:15 PM Freddie Flintoff reveals he declined private school scholarships so he ... trends now

Friday 1 July 2022 12:15 PM Freddie Flintoff reveals he declined private school scholarships so he ... trends now
Friday 1 July 2022 12:15 PM Freddie Flintoff reveals he declined private school scholarships so he ... trends now

Friday 1 July 2022 12:15 PM Freddie Flintoff reveals he declined private school scholarships so he ... trends now

He's had an incredibly successful career as a cricketer and is now a popular sports pundit and presenter.

And, Freddie Flintoff, 44, has insisted that declining private school scholarships was the 'best decision' he ever made, and admitted: 'I didn't want to be the poor kid at a posh school.'

The cricketer - who sends his children to private school - lauded his state school experience at at Ribbleton Hall High in Preston, explaining how it was a 'good grounding.'

Real talk: Freddie Flintoff, 44, has insisted that declining private school scholarships was the 'best decision' he ever made, and admitted: 'I didn't want to be the poor kid at a posh school'

Real talk: Freddie Flintoff, 44, has insisted that declining private school scholarships was the 'best decision' he ever made, and admitted: 'I didn't want to be the poor kid at a posh school'

Freddie told The Mirror: 'I didn't want to be the poor kid at a posh school. It was the best decision I ever made. It was such a good grounding, I wouldn't swap it.'

The sports star explained how the jibes he faced from schoolmates , for playing cricket rather than football, helped him to deal with tricky opponents on the pitch years later.

He said: 'At both the schools I went to, cricket was just not on the radar. I got so much stick for playing cricket, bullied even, it was almost like Billy Elliot – except he had it easier being a ballet dancer.'

Freddie also praised his working class upbringing, telling the publication: 'I won the lottery

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