Boxing legend Frank Bruno admitted he hired prostitutes following the breakdown of his marriage.
The former heavyweight champion, 50, revealed he felt 'lonely' after his divorce from wife Laura in 2001.
Talking on an upcoming episode of Piers Morgan's Life Stories, he said: 'I was very lonely. Do you think I wanna spend my life calling up 118 118 all the time and seeing what you have got on the menu?
'I don’t wanna live my life like that. I am a respectable guy.
'I met some good ones, I met some bad ones, but yes I was very lonely.'
Frank and Laura tied the knot in 1990 after a long courtship and two children Nicola and Laura.
In 1997, Laura was granted a court order banning her then-husband from 'assaulting, molesting or harassing' her, but the couple insisted they still loved each other.
However, after a third child Franklin and 11 years of marriage, they divorced in 2001 on the grounds of his 'unreasonable behaviour'.
He also had a fourth chld Freya in 2006 following a relationship with old friend Yvonne Clydesdale.
The retired sports star has now found love again, but is taking things slowly.
He explained: 'I’m with someone and we’re taking each day as it comes. I’m happy.'
In the Morgan interview, Bruno reflects on his battle with depression.
Recalling being section in September 2003, he describes it as 'the most shameful' moment of his life and credits U.S. boxer Mike Tyson with helping him through it.
He recalled: 'I wanted to run but there was nowhere to run. I got lovely letters, one from Mike Tyson. It was nice of him to do it.'
Despite earning £10million during his former career, Bruno admitted he suffered from money problems.
He said: 'I am a ducker and diver, I can hold my own. I go to Primark and I am quite happy.'