Shaun Ryder and his bandmate Bez shot to fame with the Happy Mondays.

Famed as much for the hell-raising as their music, the duo will be enjoying a far more sedate evening as they cosy up on the sofa as part of this series of Celebrity Gogglebox.

It's a far cry from their days at the top of the charts when Shaun took so many drugs it cost him all of his teeth.

Now 57, the Step On singer has turned his back on his wild ways and is now a fan of the quiet life.

He's swapped nights of excess for walking, cycling and even hiking up mountains with his kids.

Shaun Ryder will be appearing on Gogglebox with Bez
Shaun Ryder will be appearing on Gogglebox with Bez

Shaun told the Sun: "I’d had enough of living the same life I’d been living at 17. That was embarrassing.

"I’d out-smoked meself, out-e’d meself, out-charlied meself, out-whizzed meself, out-drunk meself."

Appearing on Gogglebox for the second series of the celeb edition of the hit Channel 4 show is a further step into the world of reality TV for the former frontman.

He first tipped a toe into it back in 2010 when he appeared on I'm A Celeb, where he finished runner-up to Stacey Solomon.

It was something Shaun never thought he'd do but after seeing bandmate Bez's success on Celebrity Big Brother, he decided to give it a go.

Shaun Ryder and Bez's appearance on the Gogglebox sofa is a far cry from their Happy Monday days
Shaun Ryder and Bez's appearance on the Gogglebox sofa is a far cry from their Happy Monday days

As well as winning him an army of new fans, there was another benefit for Shaun - the first wage slip he had been able to keep for more than 10 years.

In 1997 the Kinky Afro singer  was taken to court by his former management company, who claimed he owed them £150,000.

Shaun insisted he had been stoned when he signed the contract so refused to pay the debt.

However, the court didn't agree and he was told to pay up - but after blowing his millions on the high life, he couldn't.

Shaun also took the difficult decision that he wouldn't declare himself bankrupt, which he says ended up costing him more than £4.5million.

Shaun Ryder was a self-confessed hell-raiser
Shaun Ryder was a self-confessed hell-raiser

He explained: "If you go bankrupt when your write your own songs, you never get them back. Everything goes.

"But I’m not gonna do that, ’cause if I do, I lose all the Happy Mondays albums. Don’t forget — that’s all my royalties, and I was doing world tours.

"We’d do a world tour with the Mondays and I’d gross a couple of hundred grand. Several times we got paid £80,000 for having songs in Hollywood movies. None of that I got to keep."

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Instead, it meant any money he was paid had to go straight to the receivers, which Shaun says, at times, left him struggling to pay his rent.

Finally by 2010, the debt was clear and the £120,000 he received for appearing in I'm A Celeb was the first cash he earned in 13 years that he was able to keep.

Although it wasn't in his bank account for long as Shaun says he still had hefty legal bills to settle.

But by 2016, these too were cleared and his money was once again his own.

Two years ago, Shaun appeared on reality show 100 Days Younger in 21 Days, where he was told he had the brain and body of a 73-yearold, while he face was 64.

But after being clean from drugs and booze for the last 13 years, it seems it's never too late to turn his life around.