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FOOTIE star Andy Carroll passes out with a blonde after a day of partying — two weeks before his wedding to reality TV’s Billi Mucklow.

The ex-England striker, 33, boozed with Taylor Jane Wilkey after flying to Dubai to gatecrash his fiancée’s hen party.

The football ace was pictured on a bed together with a blonde beauty
Glamorous bar manager Taylor Jane Wilkey
The injury-prone striker, 33, teamed up with wife-to-be Billi Mucklow in Dubai last week before she and hen party pals flew homeCredit: Getty - Contributor

Pictures of him and Taylor Jane Wilkey on a bed and of her in his personalised bathrobe went viral. Pals said: “This is embarrassing with the wedding so close.”

The injury-prone striker, 33, teamed up with wife-to-be Billi Mucklow in Dubai last week before she and hen party pals flew home.

Two days later the former Newcastle and Liverpool ace kicked off his own stag celebrations — and spent the day partying with bar manager Taylor.

They started at noon at the city’s upmarket Cove Beach club.

Carroll then invited her and two mates to hit the bar at another venue before heading to his hotel suite for an afterparty.

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Photos of the night — including a shot of Taylor next to him on a bed, with Carroll looking worse for wear, and one of her in his personalised bathrobe — were shared on messaging app Snapchat.

Taylor sent them to mates in the UK and they went viral.

Pals close to the former Toon player and ex-Towie star Billi said last night: “This is all very embarrassing with the wedding so close.”

But Taylor, 27, from Scarborough, told The Sun: “It was all just a bit of entirely innocent fun.”

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She said the photo was taken on Wednesday night “as a joke”.
She explained: “It was an afterparty. We all went back to his hotel. There was me, Andy and my female friend.

“I didn’t sleep with him, it wasn’t like that, there was three of us in the room.

“It was a full day and night of drinking, we’d been at Cove Beach since 12, it was a really boozy day. Andy was steaming, we were all drunk.”

She added: “We went back to Andy’s hotel suite and we played some music and he got into bed and passed out.

“I was there with my friend until the early hours and took the photo as a joke.

“My mates back home were goading me for the lowdown so I took that picture for a laugh and sent it to them.

“Nothing sexual happened. It was just a bit of banter.”


Taylor said she also wanted to sleep so she took off her dress in the bathroom and put on one of the former West Ham player’s bathrobes.

She stressed: “At the end of the day nothing happened that should ruin his relationship. It was just a bit of fun.”

Taylor confirmed she had been partying with Carroll at Cove Beach bar then her and her friends met the stag party at a nightclub later.

She added: “We went to a club and were dancing, it was a great night.”

Taylor partied with Carroll and pals, including Newcastle United defender Paul Dummett and goalkeeper Mark Gillespie.

The stag party is flying back to the UK today with Carroll expecting a frosty reception from fiancée Billi. The pair met in 2013 and got engaged a year later.

Carroll has two young children with Billi and two from a previous relationship.

Pals close to the couple, who were relieved that “nothing dreadful happened”, said: “This is all very bad timing with the wedding so close.”

Taylor moved to the emirate last summer and is assistant manager at a swanky bar and restaurant at a high end hotel. ­Carroll, who was released by West Brom a few days ago, landed in Dubai on Sunday to gatecrash Billi’s hen bash.

Carroll met up with a delighted Billi who shared a snap of the pair while renaming her party a “STEN” do.

Next to a photo of them embracing, she wrote: “STEN - Hen Party Crasher @andytcarroll,” suggesting Carroll may be about to start his stag do in the same location.

Billi flew back to the UK on Monday morning leaving Carroll and his mates behind.

On the way to her hen party her pals got her to dress up in a Newcastle United strip, with signs saying “Mrs Carroll to be . . . ” as they got on to the bus to take them to the airport.

Pictured eating McDonald’s food she wrote: “What a way to end the best weekend ever . . . #whentoon becomeone.”

Billi and her pals made the most of her final holiday before marrying Carroll. She shared a series of snaps from her time in Dubai with her closest friends.

Carroll’s stag party including the girls was 15-strong. He was staying at the swish Fairmont Palms resort where rooms average £500 a night.

In January Billi revealed she had chosen her wedding dress from Brown’s Brides, a boutique popular with the girlfriends of top-flight footballers.

Her bridesmaids will include sister Giorgie, her stepdaughter Emilie-Rose Carroll, and former Towie star Shelby Tribble.

Billi asked them to be part of her bridal party at a lavish bash last year.

Carroll said meeting Billi and starting a family with her had changed his life for the better. Speaking in 2019 he said: “I met my missus, and we’ve got four kids living at home now.

“We’ve got animals. We’ve got responsibilities. There’s no more behaviour like it was, you know.

“I was stupid, I was young, and I was carried away with the lifestyle that I had.

“Now it’s completely different. I’m actually a dad. I’ve grown up, and got responsibilities, so . . . I’ve got a purpose.”

Billi found fame on Towie in 2011 but quit two years later to become a yoga teacher. She started up her own studio, Hot Yoga Essex, in 2013 but later stepped back and now teaches there occasionally.

Carroll joined West Brom in January after a spell at Reading following his release from Newcastle in the summer of 2021.

He made 15 Championship appearances for West Brom.

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The striker ­scored three times, after netting twice in eight games for the Royals.

A representative for Carroll and Billi declined to comment last night.

Photo of Taylor wearing Andy Carroll’s personalised bathrobeCredit: instagram
Andy was released by West Bromwich Albion a few days agoCredit: PA
Billi pictured with her pals in DubaiCredit: Instagram
Taylor sent the pics to mates back in the UK where they instantly went viral
Billy pictured at the airport with her palsCredit: CLICK NEWS AND MEDIA
Andy and Billi are supposed to be getting married in just daysCredit: Instagram

Ups 'n downs

ANDY Carroll was often in the news over his romps, brawls and court cases — but said meeting Billi turned his life around.

The striker accepted a caution in 2008 after an alleged assault on a woman in Newcastle.

He was fined £1,000 for assault in 2009. In 2010 Carroll, was said to have romped with two women — weeks after learning his fiancée was expecting their second child.

He began dating Billi Mucklow after joining West Ham.

In 2014 the former Towie star said: “He’s one of the most genuine and caring people I have ever met.”