In an interview with the Daily Mail, Edward (who tore a ligament in his knee at T4 on the beach) likened himself to Cheryl Cole (who has malaria).
‘I’m like Cheryl’s twin because I hurt myself.”
‘She hurt herself. Two great people hurting themselves… It’s going to be a big funeral.’
He quickly added: ‘Just messing.’ But his comments prompted a spokesman for the pair to release a statement, explaining: ‘The boys would never mean any offence to anyone.”