Candice Warner's tell-all about Sonny Bill Williams tryst in new book

The wife of Aussie cricket star David Warner is set to release her new 'warts and all' autobiography.

Candice Warner and Sonny Bill Williams, pictured here in 2022.
Candice Warner's new autobiography will touch on the toilet tryst scandal with Sonny Bill Williams. Image: Getty

Candice Warner has revealed there will be nothing off-limits in her new autobiography, including the infamous 'toilet tryst' scandal with Sonny Bill Williams. Warner's new book 'Running Strong' will be released in April, and will offer a unique insight into one of the world's most famous cricket WAGs.

Speaking to the Daily Telegraph on Thursday, the former ironwoman revealed the book will be a 'warts and all' look at her life and won't shy away from anything too personal. The 37-year-old revealed she even touches on the scandal involving Williams in which they were filmed in a toilet cubicle together at the Clovelly Hotel in 2007.

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“I touch on absolutely everything, every single thing from the Clovelly Hotel incident to South Africa,” she said. “Anything that you have seen in a headline, it will be talked about. It is something that I have wanted to do for a while but it has never been the right time.”

Warner (then Candice Falzon) was single at the time when a member of the public filmed her and Williams in the cubicle together at the Sydney venue. Candice, 22, was an elite ironwoman at the time and 21-year-old Williams was starting his NRL career with the Bulldogs. Williams had a girlfriend at the time.

Speaking to camera during her stint on reality TV show SAS Australia in 2020, Candice lifted the lid on the emotional toll the scandal took. “In my early 20s I made a very big mistake,” she said.

“It is something I am not proud of but something I can never take back. I put myself in a situation where I shouldn’t have and because of that I brought embarrassment (and) shame to my family.”

In an interview with ABC program 'Australian Story' in 2008, Candice said: “I wasn’t in a state where I didn’t know what happened, but you don’t think of how your actions, when you’re drunk, can have an affect on your life. You really don’t. You are in your own little zone. Although you are conscious of what you’re doing, you’re not really.”

David and Candice Warner, pictured here at the 2023 Australian Cricket Awards.
David and Candice Warner at the 2023 Australian Cricket Awards. (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images) (Getty Images)

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Candice was forced to re-live the embarrassing ordeal during Australia's infamous cricket tour of South Africa in 2018. In the same series that Cameron Bancroft was caught rubbing sandpaper on the ball, fans earlier wore masks with Williams' face on them in an attempt to taunt the Warners.

David Warner was also involved in an ugly altercation with South African wicket-keeper Quinton de Kock in a stairwell in the grandstand, with Warner claiming de Kock had sledged him about Candice. He said at the time: “I cop it left, right and centre, especially off the field from spectators and I’m used to that and it doesn’t bother me.

“But in a proximity of my personal space and from behind me, a comment that was vile and disgusting about my wife, and in general about a lady, was quite poor, I felt. My emotional response was just something that I don’t believe should have been said and I’ll always stick up for my family and in that case my teammates as well.”

Sonny Bill Williams, pictured here during commentary for Channel 9 at an NRL game in 2022.
Sonny Bill Williams looks on during commentary for Channel 9 at an NRL game in 2022. (Photo by Jason McCawley/Getty Images) (Jason McCawley via Getty Images)

In his own autobiography 'You Can’t Stop The Sun From Shining', Williams also touched on the tryst with Candice. “There was an incident in a nightclub in 2007, when I fooled around with a woman in a toilet stall," he wrote.

“Both she and I will have to live with that mistake for the rest of our lives. It made headlines around a good part of the world. It was embarrassing, and not just for myself. There’s the woman involved, of course, though she was a single adult woman and so it really was no one else’s business what she did.

“But I had a girlfriend at home who was publicly humiliated as well as suffering the pain of being cheated on. She surely did not deserve to be at the centre of a media storm.”

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