Jon's ballsy mother

The Reverend gets a bit of help from his mum...

Last Updated: 05/05/12 12:22pm

McClure: Soccer AM regular

Jon McClure explained how his mum came to the rescue when he gambled away his Soccer AM hat-trick ball.

"My mum marched to their house, knocked on the door and said: 'I want the ball back.' She walked back down the road with the ball under her arm."

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The Reverend and the Makers singer has been a regular on our show and was rewarded with our customary signed football when he made his third appearance.

However, he returned to the orange sofas with a confession to make after losing the ball in a bet over a game of park football in his home town of Sheffield.

But he said his mother, Cheryl, ultimately saved the day.

"I go to my mum's on a Sunday afternoon, y'know, Sunday dinner business," he explained.

"Me and my dad went to the pub and had a few pints and then young Harry and Calum on our road knocked on the door and said 'do you want a game of football in the park?'

"So I rounded a few of my lads together and we had big lads versus little lads at football.

"They said we needed to put something on it and I had my Soccer AM ball, so I put that as my prize, which is bad, I know. They didn't have anything that was worth anywhere near as much.

"Subsequently we lost, which was a bit of a shame so they took this ball. I was gutted. I'd gambled my Soccer AM ball away.

"I was worrying about it and I keep all my valuables at my mum's. She rung me up and said: 'Where's that Soccer AM ball?' I told her I'd lost it to Harry and Calum playing football.

"So my mum marched to their house, knocked on the door and said: 'I want the ball back.' She walked back down the road with the ball under her arm.

"She's a bit of a gangster my mum..."

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