Former PARTRIDGE FAMILY star Danny Bonaduce has held onto his love for fighting since getting sober this year (05).

The redhead actor and radio host, who played DANNY PARTRIDGE in the cult 1970s show, checked into rehabilitation in May (05) after years of drug and alcohol abuse.

Bonaduce, 46, says, "It's embarrassing, but I'm at my happiest when I'm getting punched in the face.

"My 1991 brawl with a transvestite is still the classic. He was a big guy, so once I got him down, I kept decking him.

"Then I saw the cops and thought, 'Hmmm. Danny Partridge beating the f**k out of a transvestite hooker. I should probably run.' I listened to my own high-speed pursuit on the stereo of my car after beating the s**t out of a transvestite prostitute. That's bitchin'."