EXC Spencer Matthews reveals how sobriety ‘unlocked’ new parts of him


Spencer Matthews has opened up about his sobriety, revealing it has “unlocked parts of me that I probably didn’t know were there”.

During an exclusive interview with MailOnline, the successful 33-year-old entrepreneur gave insight into his teetotalism – which he embarked on three years ago – and believes it has ‘improved his life in many ways. respects”.

The former Made In Chelsea star also spoke of his excitement at welcoming a third child with wife Vogue Williams, 36, as he revealed they had always planned to ‘move fast’ when it was about growing their family.

EXCLUSIVE: Spencer Matthews has revealed how sobriety has ‘unlocked’ new parts of him as he discusses his latest adventure with Coca-Cola

Discussing his attitude towards alcohol, Spencer said: “I’m by no means anti-alcoholic, but I’m more productive, I’m more proactive, I work harder. It’s easier to be there and available for your family.

“As a person, to achieve the things that I want to achieve at this point in my life, completely cutting out alcohol has been a big bonus for me.”

This put Spencer, who first rose to prominence on the reality show Made In Chelsea in 2011, in perfect position for his latest adventure with Coca-Cola: the Hero The Driver campaign.

It celebrates drivers designated as the unsung heroes of seasonal celebrations by offering a second free drink when they purchase a Coca-Cola Original Taste, Coca-Cola Zero Sugar or Diet Coke at up to 9,500 participating licensed establishments.

Opening: In an exclusive interview with MailOnline, the successful 33-year-old entrepreneur gave insight into his teetotalism - which he embarked on three years ago - and thinks it has

Opening up: In an exclusive interview with MailOnline, the successful 33-year-old entrepreneur gave insight into his teetotalism – which he embarked on three years ago – and believes it has ‘improved his life in many ways “.

Of his ‘easy decision’ to get on board, the CleanCo businessman said: ‘I guess I was an obvious choice because I don’t drink alcohol. So in many ways I’m still the designated driver who thinks it’s time for us to be recognized and defended!

“I think there’s a stigma around not drinking, in the UK in particular.”

Spencer also praised the campaign, seemingly obvious to him, for sending the right message, especially at this time of year.

Busy: The Lincolnshire native is also juggling his time running CleanCo – his thriving low- and alcohol-free company that has grown across the pond this year

Busy: The Lincolnshire native is also juggling his time running CleanCo – his thriving low- and alcohol-free company that has grown across the pond this year

He added, “I think it’s pretty rare that alcohol makes you a more fun person!” I know I engage better with people and on a much higher level when I’m not drinking alcohol.

Not only is the Lincolnshire native juggling his time running CleanCo – his thriving low- and no-alcohol company that has grown across the pond this year – he is also aiming to tackle the top five running races. most difficult in the world.

He has already completed the Marathon des Sables, which tests six marathons (plus a little more) in five days through the Sahara desert, in an unfathomable 59 degrees.

The “life-changing” moment during the intense challenge was, as Spencer relished, when they were given two surprise cans of Coke.

Determined: The businessman also aims to tackle the five toughest running races in the world.  He has already completed the Marathon des Sables, which tests six marathons (plus a little more) in five days through the Sahara desert

Determined: The businessman also aims to tackle the five toughest running races in the world. He has already completed the Marathon des Sables, which tests six marathons (plus a little more) in five days through the Sahara desert

He recalls: “Those two cans of cold Coke literally changed your life!” You’re so depressed, almost like beaten up. You have nothing to hope for.

The father-of-two, whose three-year-old wife Vogue is expecting their third child, reflected on the experience in terms of abstinence from alcohol.

“These kinds of events, that kind of physical and mental challenge, is something I just couldn’t have done, even entertained, back when I was drinking alcohol.

Baby joy: In November, it was announced that Spencer and wife Vogue, 36, were expecting their third child.  They already share Theodore, three, and Gigi, who is almost 17 months old

Baby joy: In November, it was announced that Spencer and wife Vogue, 36, were expecting their third child. They already share Theodore, three, and Gigi, who is almost 17 months old

“Sobriety has really paved the way for me to unlock parts of me that I probably didn’t know were there.”

In November, it was announced that Spencer and Vogue, 36, were expecting their third child. They already share Theodore, three, and Gigi, who is almost 17 months old.

Of their third episode of baby joy, Spencer said, “Vogue and I love kids. We can’t wait. We consider ourselves very lucky to have grown our family as quickly as we have.

“We have always planned to act quite quickly in this regard. We are full of joy and excitement.

Good news: Of their third baby joy, Spencer said:

Good news: Of their third baby joy, Spencer said, “Vogue and I love kids. We can’t wait. We consider ourselves very lucky to have grown our family as quickly as we have.

The couple, who wed in 2018 at the Spencer family’s Glen Affric Estate, are spending part of their Christmas holidays in Howth, Ireland, the hometown of Vogue.

“We were just talking now about how nice it would be to feel a bit detached from our fairly busy lifestyles here, which often don’t mesh.

“It’s going to be really relaxing and really refreshing,” Spencer enthused.

Podcast Hosts: Spencer also teams up with her best friend Jamie Laing for their 6 Degrees podcast.  “Without the pod, I don't think I would see Jamie much!  Spencer teased

Podcast Hosts: Spencer also teams up with her best friend Jamie Laing for their 6 Degrees podcast. “Without the pod, I don’t think I would see Jamie much! Spencer teased

The busy couple find time to host a weekly podcast, which Coca-Cola has sponsored for the month of December, encouraging listeners to take part in the Hero the Driver promotion.

Spencer is also teaming up with her best friend Jamie Laing for their 6 Degrees podcast.

Asked what encouraged him to get involved in creating the episodic shows, Spencer joked, “Everyone seemed to be doing well, so I thought, ‘Hey, why not me!

“For me, it was an opportunity to work with the people I love.”

“Without the pod, I don’t think I would see much of Jamie!” So it’s a great opportunity to get together for an hour a week and have a little fun.

Campaign: Coca-Cola is spreading the real magic of Christmas by transforming the UK’s most iconic chimney at Battersea Power Station into a makeshift cardboard chimney, as seen in new Real Magic ad

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