‘It just wasn’t true’: Beverley Turner hits back at ex-husband James Cracknell for claiming that she ‘chipped away at his confidence’ after catastrophic brain injury and says she found it ‘fairly entertaining’

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  • The presenter split from Olympic rower James in March 2019 after being together for 17 years
  • Celebrity SAS: Who Dare Wins detailed his devastating brain injury in 2010
  • James, who remarried this August, claims the ex had an effect on his confidence
  • Beverly denies claims, says she ‘didn’t buy’ the idea that she had lost self-esteem

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Beverly Turner has denied claims that she ‘gave up’ on her confidence after her ex-husband James Cracknell suffered a devastating brain injury.

The television presenter, who has children Croyd, 17, Kiki, 12, and Trixie, 10, with her former partner, split from the former Olympic rower in March 2019 after 17 years of marriage.

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Last month, 49-year-old James reflected on his tumultuous relationship with 48-year-old Beverly during an appearance on Celebrity SAS: Who Dare Wins, claiming that their marriage after suffering a brain injury in 2010 left his self-harm. Affected respect.

Chatting with Marina Fogle on her podcast as good as it gets, Beverly said she “didn’t buy” their claims, emphasizing that her ex-husband was “not lacking in confidence” at the time of the split.

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Beverly Turner, pictured during an appearance on ITV’s Lorraine, has denied claims that ex-husband James Cracknell ‘sticking’ to her confidence after a brain injury.

The television presenter, who has children Croyd, 17, Kiki, 12, and Trixie, 10, with her former partner, split from the former Olympic rower in March 2019 after 17 years of marriage.  He is pictured in 2017.

The television presenter, who has children Croyd, 17, Kiki, 12, and Trixie, 10, with her former partner, split from the former Olympic rower in March 2019 after 17 years of marriage. He is pictured in 2017.

‘I was like stopping a minute, so when we broke up you went to the University of Cambridge to study your master’s degree while still believing you could win the boat race at around fifty?’, she said .

‘It doesn’t strike me as a person who lacked confidence! I think it was a good job from my point of view! I found it quite amusing as I knew it was not true.’

Beverly said that neither she nor James, who described her as a ‘wonderful woman and mother’, were ‘kind to each other’ and experienced ‘unpleasant toxicity’ towards the end of their relationship. Was doing.

She said, ‘Of course at the end of the marriage we weren’t kind to each other and so neither of us was working hard enough to make the other feel good about ourselves.

Last month, 49-year-old James reflected on his tumultuous relationship with 48-year-old Beverly during an appearance on Celebrity SAS: Who Dare Wins.

Last month, 49-year-old James reflected on his tumultuous relationship with 48-year-old Beverly during an appearance on Celebrity SAS: Who Dare Wins.

‘But it’s an inevitability with any relationship that ends with that kind of unpleasant toxicity.

‘So I didn’t completely buy into the idea that somehow there was a failure because I made James feel bad about himself, before he went off to university and did amazing things.’

When Marina asked if she considered the end of their marriage a failure, she said: ‘Not at all. It was never Plan A and life gets more complicated for everyone – especially kids when you’re not married.

‘But I think success is also in knowing when to walk away from something that is failing so significantly, that there is no more success than living in it.

‘So no, I don’t see it as a failure. I think the situation we were in with James’ brain injury was different.’

During his SAS interrogation on the Channel 4 show, James detailed his and Beverly’s struggles as he was cycling in Arizona when he was hit by a lorry traveling at 60 mph. had collided with.

Beverly said that neither she nor James, who described her as a

Beverly said that neither she nor James, who described her as a “wonderful woman and mother”, were “kind to each other” toward the end of their relationship. He is pictured in 2016

James remarried and tied the knot with wife Jordan O'Connell in late August.  He is pictured with Jordan in December 2019

James remarried and tied the knot with wife Jordan O’Connell in late August. He is pictured with Jordan in December 2019

James, who tied the knot with his second wife Jordan Connell in August, said: ‘The notion of having a serious brain injury is what then defines the rest of my life and ‘you can’t do that, you can’t do that. will not be able to do”.

‘My wife, now ex-wife – she is a wonderful woman and a wonderful mother – but she always looked at me through the prism of that event.

‘For someone you love unconditionally, to shove your confidence and then me to not reach out to peers and hide, you’re left thinking the worst things about yourself. I have really struggled.’

The British rower previously admitted that she was forced to write a ‘final letter’ to her children while participating in the show, and after her divorce from ex-wife Beverly, made her reflect on her life and her family. did.

‘Having three kids and getting divorced and not living with them’, she told many times.

Beverly, pictured during an appearance on ITV's This Morning, said she

Beverly, pictured during an appearance on ITV’s This Morning, said she “didn’t buy” their claims, insisting that her ex-husband “did not lack confidence” when they split.

‘There are things that make you go, like, ‘Well, actually, you’ve made work a priority. Did you sacrifice too much time?’ You know what I mean?

‘You assume you’re going to be with them 24/7 instead of not being with them. You asked me if I cried. So yes.

Following his brain injury, James was left in a coma and sustained damage to the part of the brain that controls memory, personality, and speech.

James, who previously expressed his gratitude for helping his ex-wife recover, touched on Beverly in his latest interview, insisting he wants her to be happy.

‘I want children to be happy and if they can find a happy mother it is so much better. So I wish him well in work, relationship because then it’s going to be a happy home. I’m sure she wants the same for me,’ James said.

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