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star's regret 'I wish I’d done less reality TV,' says Spencer Matthews

Spencer, who shares two children - Theodore (2) and six-month-old Gigi - with Irish model Vogue Williams, says his life now is very different from when he appeared on E4's Made In Chelsea.

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Vogue Williams and Spencer Matthews (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)

Vogue Williams and Spencer Matthews (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)

Vogue Williams and Spencer Matthews (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)

Vogue Williams' husband Spencer Matthews has admitted that he wishes he had done less reality television.

Spencer, who shares two children - Theodore (2) and six-month-old Gigi - with Vogue, says his life now is very different from when he appeared on E4's Made In Chelsea.

While trying not to regret “things from my past” he has found it hard to shake off the image of the boozy guy “from that show”.

"I wish I’d done less reality television, to be honest," he said, "I probably would have left TV to pursue a career in business earlier.

“I’m finding it really hard as a young entrepreneur to break that mould of being ‘that guy’ from ‘that show’. It isn’t the end of the world, because it was a popular show, but my life is so different now.

"I kind of feel like saying to people, ‘Well what were you doing when you were 19? Do you want to be remembered for that for the rest of your life?’ It’s kind of an unfair label to carry, especially when you’re sober, because the two people are miles apart from each other.”

Spencer says his life couldn’t be more different from his boozy days on the show.

Now sober, he says sobriety seemed a natural lifestyle choice ahead of the birth of his son.

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Vogue Williams with husband Spencer Matthews

Vogue Williams with husband Spencer Matthews

Vogue Williams with husband Spencer Matthews

“I remember Theodore was going to be born in a few months, and I was at the stage where I was drinking really rather very heavily, and it was going to be a big shock to the system. When you have kids, you realise it’s not really about you any more – suddenly you have to be ready and available for them at all times.

"I try not to regret those things from my past though," he added, "as had I not lived those years of hedonism, the importance of what we’re doing now wouldn’t have been quite as potent for me."

The TV star stressed that his decision curb his drinking habits was not because of a "alochol dependency issue", but instead for his health.

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"I choose not to drink alcohol but I don’t see it as an enemy.

"I’m not in recovery and I don’t have an alcohol dependency issue; I just prefer living my life in a sober manner, having been drunk for a lot of my 20s and late teens.

"In the past, I’d drink to be social and I’d formed poor habits over time. I didn’t even realise I drank to excess in the way that I did, as it wasn’t this big looming problem. I wasn’t being sat down by my friends and being told they think there’s some kind of issue."

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