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Roy Keane recalls 'very bad' first date with wife Theresa, he left the host speechless

Jack Kenmare

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Roy Keane recalls 'very bad' first date with wife Theresa, he left the host speechless

Roy Keane had viewers in stitches on Saturday night when he opened up on his "very bad" first date with now-wife Theresa that ended after just 15 minutes.

Former Manchester United captain Keane, who has never been one to hold back when it comes to telling stories, was a guest on the latest season of RTE's Tommy Tiernan Show.

He opened up on a range of subjects, including the infamous Alf-Inge Haaland tackle and the early days of his relationship with his now-wife, Theresa.

In fact, the Irishman soon elaborated on the latter by going into detail about their first date – an evening that ended in disaster.

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So how did it play out? Keane, who had met his now-wife at a club in Nottingham, later went on a date with Theresa. But it didn't exactly go to plan.

In fact, she refused to go to the cinema or for a drink with him after the incident.

"It went very badly," admitted Keane, who initially said the early days of his current relationship were just "okay.”

"We met, I picked her up, and I'd met her [before] when I had a few drinks so the chat was slightly different.

"We went for a spin and I said, 'Do you fancy going to the pictures?' Because at least at the pictures you can just watch the movie, you don't have to chat too much.

"And she said 'No, I went last night with my friends'. So I said, 'Do you want to go for a drink?' She said 'No'.

"I literally drove back to the car, this is all within 10 or 15 minutes. She said, 'What are you doing?'

"I said, 'Well, you don't want to go for a drink, you don't want to go to the pictures, what else can we do?'

"She got out [of the car] and I said, 'Might see you next week' and she said 'I don't think so' and slammed the door. That was my first date."

He ended the story, saying: "And we're still married."

Image credit: Twitter/@Tommedian - RTE
Image credit: Twitter/@Tommedian - RTE

Keane has never been one to hold back and during this winter's World Cup in Qatar, the former Manchester United midfielder decided to fly home and take a break because his fellow pundits were 'getting on his nerves'.

In a chat with Micah Richards and Gary Neville for Sky Bet, Keane said the tournament was "okay" overall before Neville revealed: "To be fair Roy went home for four or five days as well actually. He went back.”

Keane then spilled the beans. “I had a break. I needed a break, just my tolerance levels. Yeah, people get on my nerves.”

Richards, clearly amused by the comments, asked Keane to name who was getting on his nerves. The former Republic of Ireland international said: “How long have we got? Fellow pundits.”

Neville commented: "I can see when the tank’s filling up. It’s like one of those challenges on I’m A Celebrity with Roy, you know when you can see the tank is rising until you have to get out of there.”

It took just three days for ITV pundits Keane and Souness to record their first argument of the tournament.

In fact, at one stage, Souness bluntly told Keane he had repeated his opinion "ten times" and called on the Irishman to "let someone else speak" because "you might learn something."

Never change, Roy.


Featured Image Credit: Twitter/@Tommedian - RTE

Topics: Roy Keane, Manchester United, Nottingham Forest, Ireland

Jack Kenmare
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