Andrew Flintoff posted his mobile number on Twitter and then had to change phone his number to due alarming number of calls.

‘Not got your number, phone me,’ he wrote, adding his full 11-digit number at the end.

The result? A never-ending stream of phonecalls from excited fans checking to see if it was genuine.

Unfortunately for dopey Fred, it was – and, realising his mistake, deleted the message and followed it with a series of requests for help in turning off his answer machine service.