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This week’s The Contact Book sees Craig Doyle interview Scotland and Wasps legend Kenny Logan. After joking that he wants his phone back, the two dig deep into the highs and struggles of his life.

From his first cap for Scotland at just 19, to revealing how his anxiety about dyslexia would see him hide from and avoid training that involved having to read or write – it’s a riveting, enlightening and very emotional insight into Kenny’s extraordinary life and career.

On his dyslexia, Kenny says: “One of my biggest regrets was I was not brave enough. Even now my stomach is in knots.” Gabby Logan also joins to talk about how she helped her husband confront and learn to live with his learning disorder in the early stages of their relationship.

As it’s The Contact Book, we take a dive into Kenny's phone – calling the PE teacher who first encouraged him, Lawrence Dallaglio who speaks about the time they drank too much tequila, and others. The great Doddie Weir also recalls their times together in an emotional conversation.

This episode is a must-listen for any rugby fan, any Scottish fan, and anyone who has ever had to deal with the debilitating effects of dyslexia.

“One of my biggest regrets was I was not brave enough. Even now my stomach is in knots.”
Kenny Logan

Our thanks to the contributors to Kenny Logan's episode

Gabby Logan
Norrie Bairner
Robbie Mailer
Sir Ian McGeecan.
Lawrence Dallaglio
Brian Redpath
Doddie Weir
Tanya Bird
Jamie Bird

The Contact Book with Craig Doyle is an original by 3 Rock Production for Auddy

Special thanks once again to all of our guests on the show.

Presenter, Craig Doyle
Theme Music by Owen Parker
Series Producer, Keith Doyle
Sound editing, Mark Sharman
Album Art, Nicole Stewart
Executive Producer, Andrew Sampson