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Take That split brought tears to Raging Bull's eyes

He is used to scrumming down with some of the toughest men on the planet.  

But if you want to bring tears to Phil Vickery's eyes just tell him Take That have split up.

The England rugby star, nicknamed Raging Bull, appeared with his wife Kate on All Star Mr and Mrs, the ITV gameshow where couples reveal intimate details about their home lives.

The former Gloucester prop, from Tibberton, is famed for his hard man image and has won 73 caps in the engine room of the England front row.

But he revealed his sensitive side when show host Phillip Schofield asked him whether his most feminine feature was a love of Holby City, a passion for growing vegetables or getting tearful when Take That split up.

Phil said: "It's a difficult choice but it would have to be Take That breaking up.

"It was a very emotional time of my life. But it was magical when they got back together."

The World Cup winner helped team Vickery take the lead from round one when he correctly guessed his wife would most like to pack down with Mike Tindall out of his former team mates. But he risked getting in hot water with his other half when he divulged some more embarrassing details about their home life.

"Cooking is not at the top of her list of priorities, bless her, and we all know what women drivers are like," he said.

"She has also been known to let her leg hair be in need of drastic repair on occasions."

The burly Cornishman conceded Kate looked better naked and was the better dancer of the pair, but when it came to who was the worst moaner when ill they could not agree.

The pair fought off competition from fellow contestants soap actress Lucy Pargeter and her fiance Rudi and former Star Trek actor George Takei and his partner Brad.

But when it was Kate's turn to reveal how much she knew about her husband, she scored just one out of three, failing to name Phil's favourite vegetable or which country he played against when he won his first England cap.

The couple, who have been married for three-and-a-half years and have two children, came away with £5,000 for Gloucestershire children's charity the Pied Piper Appeal, of which Phil is a patron.

Roger Head, chairman of the Pied Piper Appeal, which works to improve the lives of sick children in Gloucestershire, said: "We were delighted that Phil and Kate won All Star Mr and Mrs. The show was good fun and the prize money will be much appreciated. Phil is always a fantastic supporter of the charity."

Article taken from This is Gloucesterhire