Home » Michelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge ‘drunk 75 years worth of alcohol by the time he was 39’ as he reveals booze battle
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Tom Kerridge has said his drinking habit was so bad he’d drunk 75 years worth of alcohol by the time he was 39.

The Michelin-starred chef revealed such was his concern at drinking the lifetime supply, he took decisive action approaching his 40th birthday – fearing he wouldn’t reach his 50th.

Tom Kerridge was so bad he’d drunk 75 years worth of alcohol by the time he was 39

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Tom Kerridge was so bad he’d drunk 75 years worth of alcohol by the time he was 39Credit: Getty

Kerridge, who has now been sober for nine years, said he had to cut out booze entirely because he could ‘never’ limit himself to just one glass of wine or one beer.

On the subject of drinking, the 49 year old – who has told in the past of drinking 15 pints at a time – told the Stompcast podcast: “It was massively a part of my life, and still is – I own pubs, I sell it and I’m passionate about people who make it.

“Except it’s not something that I know I can be a part of.

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“The way I view it is that if you live to 75 years old, you’ve got that amount of booze that you can drink until you’re 75 – I did it all by the age of 40.

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“Approaching my 40th birthday I thought ‘I’ve got to make a change here, because if I don’t I won’t make 50’.

“I know there’s no such thing as a glass of wine or a beer – there never was, it was always about this release of chaos and mayhem.

Kerridge admitted he would like to be able to have a beer while watching football, but knows he can’t.

On whether he regretted his sobriety, the father of one added: “I do a bit, because sometimes I feel that I’ve let myself down that I can’t enjoy a glass of wine on holiday, or a gin and tonic watching the sunset, or a beer with the boys at football.

“I just can’t do it because everything I do is quite excessive.”

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