“I loved my father don’t get me wrong, I really loved him, but he wasn’t a good dad and he wasn’t a good husband.”
He went on to say: “My dad was quite an extreme man. [He] could lose his temper and chuck the entire Sunday dinner over and everybody went hungry,” he added.
“He hit us all the time, punched us, but everyone in the 70s punched you. It happened a lot.
“It wasn’t until I got to about 15 or 16 that I realised how strong my mum was,” he added.