Cliff richard dating
Despite an £100million fortune, he is said to live on a few pounds “pocket money” a week, eat just one meal a day and give at least 10 per cent of his earnings to charity.
The memoirs of most pop stars follow a formula, describing in lurid detail their sexual exploits and battles with drug addiction.
Sir Cliff describes how he struck up an intimate friendship with an American former missionary, Fr John Mc Elynn, after meeting him in New York seven years ago.
The famously clean-cut pop singer reveals that he hired Fr Mc Elynn to look after his charitable projects and numerous houses, after it became clear the American would give up the priesthood. In the book, Sir Cliff calls the former clergyman his "companion" and "blessing", going on to say he is "sick to death" of media speculation about his sexuality.
"I think the Church must come round and see people as they are now.
The 67-year-old singer has spoken for the first time about his close relationship with a former Roman Catholic priest, and calls on the Church of England to approve same-sex marriages.
"Our arrangement has worked out really well," he writes.
"John and I have over time struck up a close friendship.
"I may suddenly meet someone and feel differently, but right now I am not sure marriage would enhance my happiness.
As for my sexuality, I am sick to death of the media's speculation about it.I’ve been in love but marriage is a big commitment.”He has laughed off speculation about his sexuality, saying he is not gay, does not believe in sex before marriage and has never met a woman he wanted to be his wife.