Alastair Hignell talks about his newly released autobiography

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'Higgie' told Radio 5 live about his autobiography.

Alastair Hignell has put his life story into a book, Higgy: Matches, Microphones and MS.

The former England rugby player and 5 live sports commentator had his career cut short when he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.

He's now a leading campaigner for people living with the disease and has been talking to Radio 5 live's Tony Livesey.

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