'I'm starting to cringe' - England cricket star Stuart Broad reveals his first gig and go-to karaoke song

Virgin Radio

9 Nov 2023, 12:20

Stuart Broad at Virgin Radio.

Recently-retired England cricketer Stuart Broad swung by the top of the tower to reminisce on Virgin Radio Firsts.

When the bowler visited the Chris Evans Breakfast Show with cinch to talk about his new book, Broadly Speaking (which is out today, 9th November), he also took the time to take a trip down memory lane with us.

During his chat with Virgin Radio, Stuart spoke about some of his early musical favourites, including the first single and album he bought, and the first gig he went to. 

Regarding the latter, he said: “I'm starting to cringe,” before revealing: “It was Meatloaf, actually. Bat Out of Hell”. He explained that he was a “big lover” of the singer for a while as a child.

Speaking about his first album, the cricket star said it was “Phil Collins’ Greatest Hits” while his first single was “Britney Spears, Baby One More Time”. 

He added: “Bit of a variety there!” 

Regarding his go-to karaoke choice, Stuart suggested it should probably be something from his partner Mollie King’s former group. “I should say a Saturdays song really,” he said. “They are the ones I hear. Mollie sings them at home all the time! Maybe Higher.”

When it came to the first TV show he remembers watching, the Nottinghamshire player said: “I should say something like Postman Pat, because that's what most kids in my era grew up to. It was actually the 86/87 Ashes victory, On Top Down Under, which my dad was heavily involved in and he seemed to play that on video all the time!”

Watch Stuart Broad’s Firsts, in which he talks about his first ever Cricket World Cup match, the times that he got starstruck on a cricket pitch, and more: 

During his separate chat with Chris Evans, Stuart recalled the time he “lost the plot for 10 minutes” and started ‘picking a fight’ with Aussie cricketers. Read about it here.

Broadly Speaking is out today, Thursday 9th November. 

For more great interviews listen to  The Chris Evans Breakfast Show with cinch weekdays from 6:30am on Virgin Radio, or catch up on-demand here.