Gaz STARTLES his fans by telling them it’s ‘time to hang my boots up’

Gary Beadle has completely confused his fans today by telling them "it's time to hang my boots up" in his latest Daily Star column.

At the beginning of his piece for the site, he wrote: "Two things to tell you before we get stuck into the week's column.

"Firstly, I want to use this opportunity to exclusively announce something I have given an awful lot of thought to.

"I am sad to have to announce my retirement. I have mulled it over and love you all, but it is time to hang my boots up." he said.

“I have had a lot of laughs, gone in on some people and learnt to spread the love, rather than hate. I have grown up a lot. It has been a journey. It has been immense. But it is over.

“Laying in my hospital bed with my fractured knee, I decided it is time to tell you that it is the end and I am going to bow out gracefully.

“What am I talking about? My Daily Star Online column, of course. What did you think? Plenty of life and pranks in me yet. Lolz. Had you wondering then, didn’t I?”

Well, that was a total let down…