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King Of The Jungle

by | 10th, September 2002

‘TONY Blackburn claimed his sole reason for taking part on I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here was to get fit. But the 59-year-old DJ will soon be able to afford all the treadmills and personal trainers he wants as he stands to make £1m from the show.

Another dose of TB

The Star says his ”Mr Nice Guy” manner, which helped him win the show, makes him an adman’s dream – and he has been swamped with offers from ad agencies and TV chiefs since it finished. Not to mention newspapers, with the Mirror (the paper that these days eschews celebrity tittle-tattle) claiming the exclusive interview with the king of the jungle.

And what has Tony got to say about his experience? Well, he reveals that some of his fellow contestants used to argue a lot and occasionally use ”tasteless” language – and he liked logs. ”It was torture out there,” he tells the paper. ”It was like being in a prison.” Which is where most of Tony’s fellow DJs from the 1960s are currently languishing.

But not our Tony-tastic hero, whose mother congratulated him on behaving like the perfect gentleman throughout his ordeal. ”And I’m glad she said that because I think it’s something this country has lost,” he says.

Is it really too late for a second TB in Downing Street?

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