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McCririck a rude sexist.. I'll miss him, says Edwina.

Byline: PATRICK HILL

EDWINA Currie has described John McCririck as "misogynistic and rude" - but admitted she'll miss her former TV co-star.

The ex-Conservative Health Secretary yesterday paid tribute to the horseracing personality, who died on Friday.

Edwina appeared on Channel 4's Wife Swap with the former pundit in 2006, when they clashed over his refusal to do anything around the house and his views on women.

Edwina, 72, told the Sunday Mirror: "There aren't enough characters on TV. McCririck was intelligent, aggressive, misogynistic, rude and an anachronism.

"But he will be mourned and he will be missed."

Edwina, who had an affair with Tory PM John Major, added: "Old men... are like old wine - sometimes they improve with great age and sometimes they just turn to vinegar."

McCririck's death followed a secret battle with lung cancer.

Wife Jenny claims the decline in his health was sparked by his sacking from Channel 4 Racing after 24 years in 2013.

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Publication:Sunday Mirror (London, England)
Date:Jul 7, 2019
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