Meat Loaf once tried to push Prince Andrew into a moat – because of Sarah Ferguson

Following the death of legendary singer Meat Loaf, we’ve taken a look back at some of his most memorable moments – including the time he tried to push Prince Andrew into a moat

Meat Loaf performing on stage
Meat Loaf thinks he made Prince Andrew ‘jealous’

Musician and actor Meat Loaf, real name Marvin Lee Aday, has died aged 74 with his wife Deborah Gillespie by his side.

The star was known for hit songs including Bat Out of Hell and I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That) as well as performances in iconic movies like Fight Club and the Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Following the loss, many have been looking back at memorable moments from the legendary singer’s life – including the time he attempted to push Prince Andrew into a moat.

Meat Loaf previously opened up about the incident, which occurred back in 1987, during an interview with The Guardian.

Meat Loaf was on Sarah Ferguson’s team on It’s a Royal Knockout in 1987



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Back in ’87, Meat Loaf took part in the one-off British charity event, It’s a Royal Knockout.

The show featured various members of the Royal Family and celebrities, competing in games as teams to support different causes.

Meat Loaf featured on the show as part of the Duchess of York’s team and he claims Sarah Ferguson paid him a lot of “attention”.

Speaking to The Guardian, he shared how this caused issues with Prince Andrew as he was a little ‘jealous’.

“It was great fun. I had a great time,” he recalled.

“Fergie wasn’t exactly flirting with me, but she was paying attention to me, and I think Andrew got a little – I could be wrong, I’m just reading into this – I think he got a little jealous… Anyway, he tried to push me in the water. He tried to push me in the moat.

“So I turned around and I grabbed him and he goes, ‘You can’t touch me. I’m royal.’ I said, ‘well you try to push me in the moat, Jack, I don’t give a s**t who you are, you’re goin’ in the moat.'”

During the interview Meat Loaf also added that he thought the Queen “hates” him, but didn’t elaborate as to why.

What’s your favourite Meat Loaf memory? Let us know in the comments below.

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