Strictly Come Dancing star regrets setting bad example

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Joe Calzaghe has admitted experimenting with cocaine.

The Strictly Come Dancing star says he started using the Class A drug after retiring from boxing last year. 

‘I very much regret my occasional use of cocaine in what have sometimes been the long days since my retirement from the ring,’ says Joe, 38.

‘I am fully aware of the bad example it sets to other people and particularly to youngsters and I apologise to my family, friends and fans.’

Joe has vowed to quit using the illegal substance.

‘It is not a major problem in my life but it is something which I am actively addressing,’ he tells the News Of The World.

Joe is dating Strictly professional Kristina Rihanoff.

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