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Rugby star Brian Moore: Gollum is my alter-ego

Former rugby player and commentator Brian Moore, says he has an alter-ego or inner voice he calls Gollum after the Tolkien character, which voices all the internal criticism he feels.

Moore who was adopted as a baby, revealed in an autobiography in 2009 that he was abused at age 9 by a male school teacher.

Brian Moore speaks to Kirsty Young on Radio 4's Desert Island Discs on Sunday 26 February at 11:15 GMT, repeated Friday 09:00 GMT. Listen online or browse the extensive Desert Island Discs archive.

  • 26 Feb 2012
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