An ex-England striker was caught in bed with another woman just days before his wedding to a reality TV star.
Soccer star Andy Carroll passed out with a blonde after a day of partying — two weeks before his wedding to reality TV’s Billi Mucklow.
The ex-England striker, 33, was drinking with Taylor Jane Wilkey after flying to Dubai to disrupt his fiancé’s bachelorette party.
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Photos of him and Taylor Jane Wilkey on a bed and of her in his personalized bathrobe went viral. Pals said: “This is embarrassing with the wedding so close.”
The injury-prone striker, 33, teamed up with his soon-to-be Billi Mucklow in Dubai last week before flying them and hen parties home.
Two days later, the former ace of Newcastle and Liverpool started having his own hen parties and spent the day partying with bar manager Taylor.
They started at noon at the city’s chic Cove Beach club.
Carroll then invited her and two friends to the bar at a different location before heading to his hotel suite for an after party.
Photos from the night — including a photo of Taylor on a bed next to him, with Carroll looking worse for wear, and one of her in his personalized bathrobe — were shared on the messaging app Snapchat.
Taylor sent them to friends in the UK and they went viral.
Friends close to former Toon player and ex-Towie star Billi said last night: “This is all very embarrassing with the wedding so close.”
But Taylor, 27, of Scarborough, told The Sun: “It was all just a little harmless fun.”
She said the photo was taken “as a joke” on Wednesday night.
She explained: “It was an after party. We all went back to his hotel. There I was, Andy and my girlfriend.
‘I didn’t sleep with him, it wasn’t like that, there were three of us in the room.
“It was drinking all day and night, we’ve been at Cove Beach since 12, it was a really boozy day. Andy was vaping, we were all drunk.”
She added: “We went back to Andy’s hotel suite and we played some music and he got into bed and passed out.
“I was there with my boyfriend until the early hours and took the photo as a joke.
“My friends back home were chasing me for rock bottom, so I took that photo for fun and sent it to them.
“Nothing sexual happened. It was just a bit of chatter.”
Taylor said she wanted to sleep too, so she took off her dress in the bathroom and put on one of the former West Ham player’s robes.
She emphasized: “In the end, nothing happened that should ruin his relationship. It was just a bit of fun.”
Taylor confirmed she was partying with Carroll at the Cove Beach bar, and later she and her friends met up with the bachelorette party at a nightclub.
She added: “We went to a club and were dancing, it was a great night.”
Taylor partied with Carroll and his friends, including Newcastle United defender Paul Dummett and goalkeeper Mark Gillespie.
The hen party is flying back to the UK today and Carroll is expecting an icy welcome from fiancé Billi. The couple met in 2013 and got engaged a year later.
Carroll has two young children with Billi and two from a previous relationship.
Friends close to the couple, who were relieved that “nothing terrible happened,” said: “This is all very bad timing with the wedding so close.”
Taylor moved to the emirate last summer and is an assistant manager at a chic bar and restaurant at a luxury hotel. Carroll, who was released from West Brom a few days ago, landed in Dubai on Sunday to rob Billi’s bachelorette party.
Carroll met a delighted Billi who shared a photo of the couple calling her party a “STEN” do.
Alongside a photo of them hugging, she wrote, “STEN – Bachelorette Party Crasher @andytcarroll,” suggesting that Carroll is about to start his bachelorette party at the same venue.
Billi flew back to the UK on Monday morning, leaving Carroll and his mates behind.
On her way to her bachelorette party, her friends had her dress up in a Newcastle United comic strip, with signs reading ‘Mrs Carroll to be…’ as they boarded the bus to take them to the airport.
Pictured eating McDonald’s food, she wrote, “What a way to end the best weekend ever…#whentoon wordone.”
Billi and her friends took full advantage of her last vacation before marrying Carroll. She shared a series of snaps from her time in Dubai with her closest friends.
Carroll’s bachelorette party including the girls was 15 strong. He stayed at the posh Fairmont Palms resort where rooms averaged £500 a night.
In January, Billi revealed that she had chosen her wedding dress at Brown’s Brides, a boutique popular with the girlfriends of top footballers.
Her bridesmaids include sister Giorgie, her stepdaughter Emilie-Rose Carroll and former Towie star Shelby Tribble.
Billi asked them to be part of her bridal party at a lavish bash last year.
Carroll said meeting Billi and starting a family with her changed his life for the better. In 2019 he said: “I met my wife and we now have four children at home.
‘We have animals. We have responsibilities. There’s no behavior like it used to be, you know.
“I was stupid, I was young and I was carried away by the lifestyle I had.
“Now it’s completely different. I am actually a father. I grew up and I have responsibilities, so… I have a purpose.”
Billi rose to fame on Towie in 2011, but dropped out two years later to become a yoga teacher. She started her own studio, Hot Yoga Essex, in 2013, but later stepped back and now teaches there occasionally.
Carroll joined West Brom in January after a spell at Reading following his release from Newcastle in the summer of 2021.
He made 15 Championship appearances for West Brom.
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