Former Scotland rugby captain Stuart Hogg ‘pulls out of hosting hometown club’s anniversary dinner over fears he would be heckled’ after he went public with ‘world’s sexiest jockey’ after split from his wife
- Former Scottish rugby star Stuart Hogg is one of his country’s greatest players
- He retired earlier this year and subsequently split from his wife of seven years
- Hogg went public in his new relationship with a former jockey just last week
Scottish rugby legend Stuart Hogg reportedly dropped out of hosting a 150th anniversary dinner celebrating his hometown club at late notice last week.
Hogg, 31, won 100 caps for Scotland before retiring ahead of this year’s World Cup, while he was also selected for three British & Irish Lions tours.
Since retirement, Hogg has been keeping himself busy with various ventures but was set to be the master of ceremonies (MC) at a celebratory dinner last Friday honouring Hawick RFC, the club where he started his career, according to The Sun.
However, the event – which was due to take place in Roxburghshire – went ahead without Hogg after news broke on Thursday he had publicly announced his relationship with TV host and former jockey Leonna Mayor.
To add further conjecture to his new relationship, it came just a few days after his wife, Gillian Smith – who he has split from – gave birth to their fourth child.
Stuart Hogg dropped out of hosting a 150th anniversary dinner celebrating his hometown club
It came a day after he went public in his new relationship with ex-jockey Leonna Mayor
Mayor is now a TV presenter and was labelled the ‘world’s sexiest jockey’ back in 2013
Hogg was due to share MC duties with former Scotland star Rory Lawson, and 600 tickets were sold for the event.
The 31-year-old had also tried to raise money for the dinner by touting the charity auction on his Instagram stories just last week, but the report claims he pulled out due to fears of heckling.
It also goes on to state that it wasn’t clear whether Hogg made the decision to drop out, or if he was told by organisers not to turn up.
Instead, Hogg reportedly spent the evening with his three children.
The former rugby player split from Smith just six weeks ago, and seven years on from their marriage in 2016, with the report going onto claim she is heartbroken by how quickly Hogg moved on.
Hogg had been promoting the charity auction on his personal Instagram stories just last week
Hogg split from his wife Gillian Smith (left) – who he has four kids with – only six weeks ago
Last week, he had revealed his new relationship with Mayor by sharing Instagram stories from a romantic trip to the spa.
Mayor – who was labelled the ‘world’s sexiest jockey’ back in 2013 – now works as a racing pundit, regularly featuring on Sky’s At The Races show.
Meanwhile, ahead of this season former Glasgow Warriors and Exeter Chiefs star Hogg joined TNT Sports as a rugby pundit.
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