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Brendan Fevola lands Gold FM radio role

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Brendan Fevola has launched a radio career.

The Australian footballer, who spent time in rehab recently due to depression, alcohol abuse and a gambling addiction, signed on yesterday to join the Grubby and Dee Dee breakfast show on Gold FM on Tuesdays and Thursdays from next month.

Fevola told the Herald Sun: "I worked at McDonalds when I was 15 and that was a bit of fun, but this is probably the first job I have had outside of football since then. I've just been a footy player so now that has all finished it is back in the workforce.

"I am really looking forward to it. I need something to get me out of bed early in the morning. I've done a fair bit of radio in my time and I've got a good head for radio, so I'm quite comfortable."

The 30-year-old also revealed that his estranged wife Alex, who left him after he revealed his gambling addiction, has been "really supportive" and believes that his move into broadcasting is a "great" idea.

Talking about his treatment, Brendan said: "It is an ongoing thing and I dare say it will be for a long time. Life throws up a lot of curve balls and hopefully I have had my fair share of them and hopefully a few straight balls come my way now and [I'll] stay on the straight and narrow."

Earlier this year, the star revealed that he tried to commit suicide in 2010.

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