Chris Eubank pictured ‘putting own ticket on Bentley in London’ – Daily Mail
Chris Eubank appeared to place his own parking ticket on the windshield of the custom Bentley he was driving, during a London shopping trip on Wednesday.
The former boxer, 52, parked the customised car on swanky Savile Row, and the move was reportedly an apparent effort to deter parking wardens from giving him a new ticket.
After spending ten minutes in the Cad & Dandy store, the dapper star headed back to the car, with the personalised number plate of 1 KO and thought to belong to his boxer son Chris Jr, and removed the ticket.
Sneaky: Former boxer Chris Eubank, 52, appeared to place his own parking ticket on his son’s custom Bentley parked on Savile Row, during a London shopping trip on Wednesday
Chris, who was declared bankrupt in 2005 over an unpaid £1.3 million tax bill, was dressed in a tight blue shirt for the trip, which featured a sheriff’s badge on the front.
The snazzy dresser is a regular at the store and has collaborated with suit designs in the past, with the Telegraph previously reporting that he is a regular customer.
A representative for Chris has been contacted by MailOnline for comment.
The sportsman was clearly keen to take the luxe car out for a spin, after son Chris Jr, 28, posed on top of the roof of the custom ride back in April for an Instagram snap.
The Continental GT model is thought to be worth around £160,000.
In an interview with The Telegraph in 2003, petrolhead Chris admitted he gets a lot of parking tickets, also confessing that in his younger days he had a ‘need for speed.’
Cheeky? The act came as an apparent effort to deter parking wardens from giving him a new ticket
Bizarre: The former boxer parked the car, with the personalised number plate of 1 KO, on London’s plush Savile Row, it’s believed to belong to his son, Chris Jr, 28
He said: ‘I was a speed freak once. I had an Aston Martin when I first made it big and I used to take it to its limits. I once drove from Lewes to London in 45 minutes – mad.’
I had a Range Rover that I would drive round with huge speakers blasting out. I was obnoxious and had the need for speed. And it is a need when you’re young – like being on heat.’
Chris was spotted driving the same custom Bentley, during a dinner date with a mystery woman at Scott’s restaurant in London last week.
Their outing comes a year after the sporting star confirmed his separation from second wife Claire Geary.
By himself: Chris cut a solo figure for the outing which saw him place the parking ticket on the car, before appearing to remove it after his shopping venture
Nice ride: In 2003, petrolhead Chris admitted he gets a lot of parking tickets, also confessing that in his younger days he had a ‘need for speed’
Dressed the part: Chris was dressed in a tight blue shirt for the shopping trip, which featured a sheriff’s badge on the front, as well as a quirky bow tie
He had appeared on Loose Women at the time and confessed his relationship with his former spouse ‘just couldn’t work’.
Chris explained that he and Claire lived on opposite sides of the world and while he stated that looking after his son in the UK had been his ‘main priority’, he admitted he ‘still loved’ Claire, despite their split.
When asked about the separation, he said: ‘No one is really supposed to know about this. The fact is I’ve had to spend time with my son.
‘My duty is and love is, as you know as a parent, it’s like that [clasped hands]. I just would like to add, with Claire, I still love her, it’s only I have to look after my son, the long distance relationship just couldn’t work.’
Shopping: The star was well dressed for his day out in London as he went into upmarket stores
Having married back in 2014, the pair were no doubt driven apart by the fact that Chris resides in the UK where he trains his son, while Claire lives in Dubai as a manager for Emirates airline.
Reports surfaced at the time claiming Chris and Claire, who had been his former manager, had not spoken in a whole year prior to news of their split surfacing.
Claire told the Mail last August that at the height of his fame, he blew millions on flash cars, including a Stretch ‘Hummer’ he bought on his credit card for £50,000.
Claire insisted he owed her nearly £100,000, but he denied owing her anything at the time.
She said he paid £45,000 for the vanity title Lord of the Manor of Brighton before the Inland Revenue made him bankrupt over the unpaid £1.3 million tax bill in 2005.
Claire said: ‘He would stay in luxury hotels and walk out without paying, telling them to send the bill to me. I got bills from the Dorchester, the Landmark and the Carlton Tower – all five-star hotels in London.
‘One day he texted me to send him £5,000. He used my credit card in Selfridges to the tune of about £10,000. He even used it to pay for dinner when he met my parents for the first time.’
He also ran up huge phone bills and flew around the world at her expense. She says she even paid for him to see a knee specialist in Germany.
‘I don’t want to come across as bitter, because we did have some good times, and I went into the relationship with my eyes wide open,’ she said.
The pair wed back in 2014 in an impromptu ceremony while on holiday in Las Vegas, with Chris’ son acting as best man.
Chris was previously married to his first wife Karron, and the pair welcomed four children together – Chris Jr., 28, Sebastian, 27, Emily, 24, and Joseph, 21.
Strike a pose: The 52-year-old was keen to take the luxe car out for a spin, after his son Chris Jr, 28, posed on top of the roof of the custom ride back in April for an Instagram snap