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After an illustrious career spanning 16 years, including 218 games as a member of the English cricket team, it appears Ian Botham has finally met his match, his wife Kathy. It was recently revealed in the News of the World,  Botham had an extra marital affair with a waitress he met at a Sydney restaurant. During lunch at Doyle's restaurant on New Year's Eve 1998, Botham became attracted to waitress Kylie Verrells and a relationship soon followed.

Ms.Verrells and her daughter from a previous marriage, met up with Botham on several occassions during overseas holidays to both France and Scotland. It was during these secret liaisons Ms.Verrells began to believe Botham would leave his wife and partner her. When it became obvious to her, this in fact was not going  to be the case, she decided to spill the beans and tell all. Revealing all in her recent interview with the News of the World, including details of their bedroom escapades and explicit emails sent to her by Botham.

As a result of her revelations, Botham issued a public apology to his wife and family and made a plea to the media for his family to be left in peace.  During his recent attendance at a rugby match in Newcastle, Botham was observed to be sporting a small cut to the forehead. There is no suggestion how this may have occurred, although with a little imagination, it may not be terribly hard to work out.

Botham who published an autobiography in 1998 subtitled Don't  Tell Kathy, is believed to have been under the scrutiny of the British  press as a result of revelations within his book. He is also known for his charity walk across Britain, which concluded  at Lands End. It would be a pretty safe bet to assume he would rather be at this place now.

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