Gary Lineker

Gary Lineker reveals embarrassing moment he was caught having ‘steamy’ sex in car

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Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker has shared details of the hilariously embarrassing moment a fan caught him having sex in a car.

In a candid chat on his Behind Closed Doors podcast, the former footballer revealed he was once interrupted in the middle of a steamy romp with his then-girlfriend, Michelle Cockayne.

Michelle Cockayne
Michelle Cockayne is the mother of Gary’s four boy’s (Credit:

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He said on the podcast, which he hosts with former BBC radio star Danny Baker: “Going way back in my early days when I was [on about] £100-a-week and early dating days with my boys’ mother, I used to have, you know the old sponsor’s cars in those days? I had a Fiat Uno with ‘Gary Lineker Drives’… all over it, massive letters. It was embarrassing.

“You know, as you do at some point when you’re dating, we found a country lane, out in the middle of nowhere, and… bam, bam, bam… anyway. There we are in the car, it all steams up. It was winter.

“Suddenly, [we] get a knock on the window.  So I go, ‘What’s that!?’ and someone is going, ‘Gary, we know you’re in there lad! What you up to?'”

Speaking further, he admitted the interruption “[took] the wind out of [his] sails” and he “didn’t finish” as a result.

Gary Lineker
Gary revealed the incident on his podcast, Behind Closed Doors (Credit:

It follows comments Gary made earlier this year claiming he no longer has a particularly active sex life.

The pundit – who has reportedly been single since the breakdown of his marriage to Danielle Bux, 40, in 2016 – admitted he’s “not massively into sex” these days.

There we are in the car, it all steams up.

In a conversation with The Times Magazine, he confessed: “It’s a stupid and horrible thing to say in a way, but I’m not massively into sex. I quite like flirting a little bit.

“Going on a date and then, yes, come on, let’s do it. Do we really have to do all that? So I’ve hardly had any dates.

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Gary said he likes a good flirt but isn’t really into sex these days (Credit: IMP Features /

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“I’ve had the odd one,” he continued. “But I’m straight right from the start. I say, ‘I don’t want a relationship; a nice dinner’s fine’.”

Gary and his second wife, Danielle, welcomed a daughter called Romy in 2017. He also has four sons with his first wife, Michelle – George, 27, Harry, 25, Tobias, 23, and Angus, 21.

As a presenter on Match of the Day he is currently one of the highest paid BBC stars.

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