Spencer Matthews drinking alcohol ‘if the occasion’s right’ after 2.5 years of sobriety
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Spencer Matthews rose to fame as part of the original Made In Chelsea cast and he quickly became known as the love-to-hate bad boy with a penchant for partying.
However, the 32 year old MIC favourite has settled into a very different life since meeting his wife Vogue Williams in 2017.
Spencer even decided to go teetotal in 2018, a year before his son, Theodore, was born – but in a new interview, he's revealed that he's decided to start resume drinking alcohol.
After going two and a half years without touching a drop of booze, Spencer has said he is now drinking again, but "only in moderation”.
Spencer even launched his own non-alcoholic spirit brand, CleanCo, but has now told The Sun he has an alcoholic drink “if the occasion’s right”.
He said: “I was completely teetotal, I abstained for about two and a half years – and I was never against alcohol, I just felt that I needed a good, clean break from drinking.
“It was a really interesting time, and at that time I thought, ‘I'm never going to touch alcohol again. Why would I?’
“But I now will have a very occasional glass of wine or a glass of champagne on New Year's Eve or if the occasion’s right.”
Before Made in Chelsea, Spencer worked as a city trader and later as a PR manager for various London clubs.
Spencer has admitted that when he was in MIC, “drinking to excess” started to become “normal”.
He said: “Alcohol was just readily available, and a few drinks would always turn into more.
"I worked as a city trader for a number of years, where part of our job would be to take investment bankers out on lunches and dinners and gain their favour, so there was a lot of entertaining going on.
“Then I worked in nightlife for a period, and then I was on television for a while and all of these jobs came with socialising.
“It was just kind of normal to have a beer or a glass of wine in your hand.”
It was the imminent birth of his first child, Theodore, who will turn three in September, that changed Spencer’s attitude to drinking.
He explained: “Then Theodore was about to be born, and I thought I’m going to go completely teetotal, just to see what it's all about, because a lot of really cool, interesting people who decided to give up drinking had all the success in the world, seemingly, and I've always been a bit driven by that.”
Spencer and Vogue, 35, are also parents to a daughter, Gigi, who was born in August last year.
“In my case, with a wife and a young family, and running a business, you feel like you have quite a lot of responsibility on your plate, and I simply couldn't tackle all that if I drank to excess the day before," he added.
“I wouldn't be anywhere near as useful as I feel I can be now.”
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