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David Haye blames toe injury for poor performance on Who Wants to be a Millionaire

Former heavyweight champion of the world David Haye has blamed a toe injury suffered in training for his lacklustre performance on ITV's 'Who Wants to be a Millionaire'.

The now-retired British boxer took part in a special celebrity edition of the long-running TV quiz show last week.

As a boxer, Haye made a name for himself in the cruiserweight division with his jaw-dropping power, silky skills and lightning fast speed, unifying three of the four major belts before moving up to the heavyweight division and winning the WBA strap against the 7 foot Russian giant Nikolai Valuev.

But Haye was anything but slick and speedy when it came to answering even the most basic questions posed by host Jeremy Clarkson, taking an age to answer the £300 question and needing the audience to tell him what type of glass you drink champagne out of. No David, it's not a champagne cello; it's a flute.

Viewers across the UK laughed as the Hayemaker miraculously fumbled his way to winning £8,000 for charity, and as soon as his ordeal was over he was quick to explain his poor performance, turning to the audience and stating:

"I'm sorry everyone. It's my toe again. I was doing a bit of training before the show, practising my walk to the chair when my little toe just snapped.