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Rio Ferdinand is such a noisy eater wife Kate and kids have to put music on to drown him out: ‘They call me the “washing machine”’

Rio Ferdinand’s nickname is ‘the washing machine’ for his noisy chewing (Picture: Ryan O’Donoghue/Peperami)

Rio Ferdinand has revealed he is such a noisy eater that his family have had to play music just so they can’t hear him chewing.

The footballer, 42, admitted that his wife, Kate, 29, gets annoyed with the noises he makes while having dinner, and even one of his kids can’t bear it.

He joked: ‘Kate’s pet hate is loud eating and for some reason they call me the “washing machine” ‘because I eat so loud.

‘One of my boys, he gets the hump and everything and he will move seats. They actually put the music on now while we’re eating because they think I eat so loud.’

Rio, who has three children from his first marriage to late wife Rebecca Ellison, also welcomed baby son Cree with Kate during lockdown, which he says was the most special time during the pandemic.

He says: ‘Kate, the kids and I managed to get out on plenty of bike rides and walks around where we live too. We’re always active and do things like this as a family together, but it was nice to have the opportunity to do it a bit more and reset a little bit from our busy lives.

Kate is stepmum to Rio’s three children, and the couple also have a baby son, Cree (Picture: @xkateferdinand)

‘A very memorable moment that happened for our family during lockdown though was the birth of Cree!

‘It was strange welcoming him in these circumstances and not being able to visit friends and family or for him to see or play with other children, but we’re just delighted to have him as part of our family and I feel pleased that I’ve been able to spend more time at home following his birth.’

Rio also revealed that he and Kate try and have regular date nights toi spend time together as a couple, too.

He explained: ‘Kate and I always try and find time to spend some quality time together and have a date night. We’ve both got such busy schedules, so it’s important that we make time for each other.

‘Welcoming Cree has made things even more hectic but we’ve managed to find some time for ourselves too.

‘It’s been mainly nights in at the moment, as we’ve both been so focused on looking after Cree and been tired from having a newborn, as well as all of the lockdown restrictions. We do watch a lot of TV series when we’re at home. We’ve really enjoyed Money Heist, Line of Duty, Peaky Blinders, that sort of thing.

‘I’m looking forward though to us heading out on a proper date night again soon, now that things are opening up again. One of our favourite places is Scott’s restaurant, which has a great atmosphere and the food is always incredible.’

Rio Ferdinand has been challenged by Peperami to take on the nation’s food fails and trial Britain’s saddest snacks. Calling for Brits to #BanTheBland, Rio offers a solution with his very own edible ‘Snackadium’ to be tucked into during a summer of sport. To watch the full episode, visit @PeperamiTV on Instagram.

Credit: Original article published here.

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