Meat Loaf ‘grabbed Prince Andrew’ raging 'I don't give a s**t who you are' as Duke thought he was 'flirting with Fergie'

MEAT Loaf claimed he once grabbed Prince Andrew and raged "I don't give a s**t who you are" after the Royal allegedly tried to push him into a moat.

The late legendary singer boasted he throttled the Duke of York while they were filming the It's a Royal Knockout TV show together back in 1987.

Meat claimed that The Queen "hated" him after the physical showdown which was sparked by Andrew thinking Fergie was flirting with him.

The power ballad icon said he thought Andrew became "jealous" and tried to shove him into the set's water filled moat.

Furious about the push, Meat confronted and grabbed him – to which Andrew allegedly responded: "You can't touch me. I'm royal".

Meat replied: "I don't give a sh*t who you are".

Along with wild claims he once gave a lift to Charles Manson and his car was commandeered by the secret service during the JFK assassination, it was one of many crazy stories that Meat told over the years from his wild life.

And it has re-emerged as the world pays tribute to the beloved I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That) legend who died today aged 74.

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"It was great fun. I had a great time," Meat told The Guardian in 2003 of his appearance on It's a Royal Knockout.

But then said: "Fergie wasn't exactly flirting with me, but she was paying attention to me, and I think Andrew got a little – I could be wrong, I'm just reading into this – I think he got a little jealous.

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"Anyway, he tried to push me in the water. He tried to push me in the moat.

"So I turned around and I grabbed him and he goes, 'You can't touch me. I'm royal'."

"I said, 'well you try to push me in the moat, Jack, I don't give a s**t who you are, you're goin' in the moat'."

The Bat out of Hell icon was taking part in the star studded charity game show along with names such as John Travolta, Gary Lineker and Tom Jones.

And captaining the four teams where Prince Andrew, his then wife Sarah Ferguson, and his siblings Edward and Anne.

Bedecked in pantomime-esque tacky Royal garb, all the celebrities competed in silly team games at Alton Towers in the TV showcase which raised £1million for the four respective charities.

I don't give a s**t who you are, you're goin' in the moat

Born Marvin Lee Aday in Texas, Meat Loaf shot to fame with his powerful, wide-ranging voice and sold millions of albums worldwide.

He was honoured with the Hero Award at the annual Q Awards music ceremony in 2016, which he dedicated to everyday heroes and called on people to "bring love back into this world".

In a heartbreaking tribute posted on the star's official Facebook page, it was revealed he passed away on Thursday night with wife Deborah Gillespie by his side.

The statement reads: "Our hearts are broken to announce that the incomparable Meat Loaf passed away tonight with his wife Deborah by his side.

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"Daughters Pearl and Amanda and close friends have been with him throughout the last 24 hours.

"His amazing career spanned 6 decades that saw him sell over 100 Million albums worldwide and star in over 65 movies, including Fight Club, Focus, Rocky Horror Picture Show and Wayne’s World. Bat Out of Hell remains one of the top 10 selling albums of all time.

"We know how much he meant to so many of you and we truly appreciate all of the love and support as we move through this time of grief in losing such an inspiring artist and beautiful man.

"We thank you for your understanding of our need for privacy at this time. From his heart to your souls…don’t ever stop rocking!"

The rock veteran had been plagued with health issues and rumours that he was dying ever since he collapsed onstage in June 2016 and had appeared in a number of interviews with slurred speech, with even Katie Price telling him she thought he had died.

In 2012, Meat Loaf claimed dying on stage would be the "best thing" that could happen to him.

"I’ll die for ya," he said in an interview with Tinnitist.

"I literally will die for an audience. The best thing that could ever happen to me is that I die onstage.

"Because then I’m dying doing what I love. I hate to cut us off but I gotta go."

Meat Loaf was last pictured on stage on March 27 last year when he performed with country artist John Rich at Redneck Riviera in Nashville.

The singer's cause of death has not yet been revealed.

The rock star was born Marvin Lee Aday in Dallas, Texas, in 1947, forming his first band Meat Loaf Soul in the 1960s and legally changing his name to Michael Lee Aday.

He had the nickname Meat Loaf since he was a child and kept it when he went on stage.

In 2016 he told Oprah he was "born bright red" and his father called him Meat because he "looked like nine and a half pounds of ground chuck.”

The second part reportedly came when he was 13 and accidentally stepped on his sports coach, who yelled: “Get off my foot, you hunk of meat loaf!”

Meat Loaf's colourful career saw him not only wow fans with his music, but also with his theatrics as he appeared in more than 50 movies and television shows –  including the 1997 film Spice World.

He shot to worldwide fame in 1977 with Bat Out Of Hell, which became an international success that reigns as one of the best-selling albums in history.

The singer went on to enjoy a stunning singing career – with an estimated 200,000 copies of Bat Out of Hell still flying off the shelves annually.

Meat Loaf initially made his name in theatre productions, including a Broadway run of Hair, and then found his feet in the stage and film versions of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, playing Eddie, the ex-delivery man and partial brain donor to Rocky.

At the same time, he began Bat Out Of Hell – which featured the eponymous classic Paradise By The Dashboard Light and Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad – with composer Jim Steinman.

Although rejected by every major label, it was released in 1977 to huge international success.

His follow-ups failed to set fans alight until he made a blazing comeback with Bat Out Of Hell's sequel 16 years later in 1993.

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