Now, in 2013, Frankie says, “Bingo’s the wildest I get these days.” He added that he’s put drugs behind him for good and that he and his new love, Leah Hudson, regularly walk down to their local bingo club where the staff know their names because they go so often. Sometimes, he says, they’ll even go to the club twice a day, although many of the other regulars are “people who are over 70.” Convert, Frankie, says his new love of Leah and bingo have really helped to turn his life around, and that he no longer feels the need to “get high” as “bingo is such a natural buzz.”
The first time the couple went to the club, Frankie won £25 and admits he was “shaking.” Then, over the course of the next three weeks, he won a further £100. The ex-wild boy says he reached the stage where he realised he’d done enough of going out, getting drunk, and picking up girls, and that he’s now “so in love mentally” with Leah that the thought of getting physical with anyone else doesn’t even cross his mind. When asked about the infamous tattoos on his derriere (a list of names of his alleged conquests), Frankie says he was originally going to put crosses through all the names, but has now decided to get them all removed as a sign of respect for his new girlfriend.
Whatever you think about Frankie, you have to admit he’s right about bingo being brilliant!