'Can survive without it' Peter Shilton demands gambling sponsorship removed from football

In a feature written for the Daily Mail back in August 2021, Peter opened up about how his addiction became what it was and thanked his wife, Steph, for helping him out of debt.

His addiction started to get in the way of their relationship, and once Steph told him she would be sleeping in their spare bedroom, he revealed that was when he knew he needed to make a change.

“I knew how much she loved me. There and then, I knew I couldn’t lose her, so the gambling had to go. It was as though a light bulb just turned on in my head.

“I was beginning to realise I was gaining nothing but misery with the gambling. The only way out was to walk away from it.”

Treatment and support groups are available for people who want to stop gambling: GamCare offers free information, support and counselling for problem gamblers in the UK.

It runs the National Gambling Helpline (0808 8020 133) and also offers face-to-face counselling.

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