Andy Carroll has been pictured in bed with a random blonde just two weeks before his wedding to reality TV star Billi Mucklow.
Former Liverpool and England striker Carroll was reportedly on his stag do in Dubai where he had gatecrashed his fiancee’s hen party. After a night of boozing he was jokingly snapped by bar manager Taylor Jane Wilkey as they laid next to each other on his hotel bed.
The blonde also took a mirror selfie in Carroll’s personalised bathrobe, sending both pictures to her friends in the UK before they went viral. She told The Sun: “It was an afterparty. We all went back to his hotel. There was me, Andy and my female friend.”
Taylor went on to explain: “I didn’t sleep with him, it wasn’t like that, there was three of us in the room. It was a full day and night of drinking, we’d been at Cove Beach since 12, it was a really boozy day. Andy was steaming, we were all drunk.”
Taylor added that she took the photo “as a joke” and was having “a bit of banter”. Friends close to Carroll and Mucklow said: “This is embarrassing with the wedding so close.”
Carroll, who was recently released by Championship side West Brom, is set to marry The Only Way is Essex star Billi, 34, in June. It’s been eight years since the 33-year-old footballer got down on one knee.
They started around midday at the Cove Beach club, partying alongside Taylor and her pals. Carroll invited them to tag along to their next stop before going back to his hotel for an afterparty.
Carroll, who is due to be reunited with Billi today, is now a free agent. Once the most expensive British footballer of all-time following his £35million move to Liverpool in 2011, his career has been blighted by injuries.