#4. Will Carling – Princess Diana
The most famous of all the rugby/celebrity relationships.
They became close after meeting at an early morning fitness class. Worried ex-footballer Gary Lineker warned his married pal: “This woman is trouble”, but Will did not listen.
Carling, now 51, has always denied an affair, insisting recently: “I was a good friend to her for a period of time, and that was it.”
Okay Will, we believe you. Mate dates they were.