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English cricket star Sir Ian Botham seems to confirm that he wants to become a colleague of the House of Lords

English cricket legend Sir Ian Botham seems to confirm that he wants to become a colleague of the House of Lords while speaking in his £ 2 million mansion

  • The English cricket star grinned when asked if he would be raised to the peerage
  • The 64-year-old is a sports hero of Boris Johnson and supported him in the EU referendum
  • He is said to be one of 30 Brexit supporters who will receive peerages

Sir Ian Botham seemed to confirm that he is going to be a pear in the House of Lords.

The English cricket star and commentator grinned when he was approached by The Mail at his £ 2 million mansion yesterday and asked if he will be exalted.

“I shouldn’t be talking about this – if it’s all been officially announced, I’ll be happy to do that,” he said, adding, “Just bump on the door and talk to you when I’m in.”

The 64-year-old is a sports hero to Boris Johnson and supported the prime minister during the EU referendum campaign and spoke at several pro-Leave events.

Sir Ian Botham (pictured in 2015) grinned when approached by The Mail yesterday at his £ 2 million mansion asking if he will be exalted

Sir Ian Botham (pictured in 2015) grinned when approached by The Mail yesterday at his £ 2 million mansion asking if he will be exalted

He is said to be one of 30 Brexit supporters who will be rewarded with a peerage by Mr. Johnson on Friday for their loyalty.

During a brilliant 15-year career in England, Sir Ian – known as Beefy – scored over 7,400 runs and took 528 wickets in Tests and One Day International matches.

Also celebrated for his extensive charity work, he was knighted in 2007 and inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame two years later.

However, he has also fought controversy, lost a libel case against Pakistani all-rounder Imran Khan and caused a storm in 1986 when he admitted to smoking cannabis regularly.

Sir Ian is expected to sit as an independent, according to The Times.

The 64-year-old is a sports hero to Boris Johnson and supported the prime minister during the EU referendum campaign, speaking at several pro-leave events

The 64-year-old is a sports hero to Boris Johnson and supported the prime minister during the EU referendum campaign, speaking at several pro-leave events

The 64-year-old is a sports hero to Boris Johnson and supported the prime minister during the EU referendum campaign, speaking at several pro-leave events

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