PUBLISHED: 17:50, Wed, Nov 4, 2020 | UPDATED: 17:50, Wed, Nov 4, 2020
Red Dwarf star Craig Charles, 56, who is currently competing in the celebrity rowing show Don’t Rock The Boat, has recalled how he used to forget to take cheques worth more than £200K to the bank. The Coronation Street star, who rose to fame as a poet and a performer, looked back on his wild years where he believed his "own hype".
I’d just stick them in the bedside cabinet
At the age of 19, Craig was earning large amounts of money that he didn't take to get cashed in straight away.
The Corrie actor said he often lost track of his work due to his time partying.
"My head disappeared quite firmly up my a*** for many years," he shared.
“Partying all night, drugs, alcohol.
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Craig Charles found cheques worth more than £200K he forgot to cash in (Image: GETTY)
Craig Charles used to keep cheques down next to his bed (Image: GETTY)
"Just believing your own hype."
He continued: "Then I’d be late for things or not show up at all.
"I didn’t put the work in, didn’t have the ethic, didn’t give things the full attention that they deserved.
"I just flew by the seat of my pants. I could have been so much better if I’d tried, Simon. I