He may be a sporting hero, but it seems Cristiano Ronaldo could do with a few lessons in the love department.

British actress and glamour model Gemma Atkinson dated the Real Madrid star back when he was playing with Manchester United in 2007.

But the Emmerdale actress has revealed in a new interview that their very first date was about as unromantic as it gets.

"It was really, really glamorous," she joked to Key 103 Radio.

"We just went to my house and drank cups of tea and watched Only Fools and Horses. Genuinely."

"I don't know if he's into it now, but it was on the telly.

"Only Fools and Horses and cups of tea, he seemed to enjoy it then but I'm going back about six, seven years."

Atkinson has previously spoken of their brief fling, telling the media in 2010:

"With Cristiano it was mad, because everywhere he went he was followed by photographers.

"When we did split up I got offered so much money to speak about him and I didn't want that."