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Alan Hansen's poignant confession about wife Janet as he remains in hospital

BBC sports pundit Alan Hansen has previously made a poignant confession about his wife, Janet. Before being taken ill, the football pundit loved to travel and once admitted that his other half is his “ideal travelling companion”.

Speaking to the Independent, he said that they both “travel a lot together”. He explained what kind of holidays they go for, as he said: “My wife enjoys culture and I like the beach.”

In the same interview, the 68-year-old also opened up on their honeymoon, which came after he tied the knot with Janet in 1980. He said that Bermuda “seduced” him as he added: “I went for my honeymoon and then again for my 40th birthday.

“When I first went there was hardly any traffic and we cycled a lot. These days, though, there’s an unbelievable amount of traffic.”

Alan also touched on his favourite ever holiday, which was a family event to mark their 25th anniversary. He said: “My wife and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary and treated ourselves to a trip to Sandy Lane, in Barbados, with our two kids. We had a fabulous time.”

Who are Alan Hansen’s wife and children?

Hansen has lived in Southport with his wife Janet, since marrying her more than 30 years ago. The couple have a son, Adam, and a daughter, Lucy. Despite Alan’s high-profile career, the family prefers to stay out of the spotlight as much as possible.

Liverpool confirmed on Sunday that the former defender is seriously ill in hospital. The club is providing support to the 68-year-old’s family.

In a statement, Liverpool said: “The thoughts and support of everyone at Liverpool FC are with our legendary former captain Alan Hansen, who is currently seriously ill in hospital.

“A defender of the utmost elegance, Hansen’s outstanding raft of honours across a 14-year spell with the Reds – he joined from Partick Thistle in 1977 – included eight league titles, three European Cups, two FA Cups and three League Cups.

“‘Jocky’, as he was known by teammates, is in the top 10 for all-time appearances for the club having played 620 matches, and the Scottish centre-back also served as Liverpool skipper for four seasons.

“The club is currently in contact with Alan’s family to provide our support at this difficult time, and our thoughts, wishes and hopes are with Alan and all of the Hansen family.

“We will provide any further updates as we receive them in due course, and we request that the Hansen family’s privacy is respected at this time.”

Hansen spent 14 years at Anfield and was part of the all-conquering team which won eight league titles and three European Cups. In total, the Scotland international lifted 23 trophies during a glittering career at Liverpool, where he remains one of the club’s greatest ever players.


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