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A Rotten Sport

by | 6th, February 2004

‘JOHN Lydon’s walk from the I’m A Celebrity jungle was not in the mould of Captain Oates.

‘I’m so petty, you’re so petty…’

Whereas the good captain was a selfless type who acted for the better good of the greater number, Lydon is a self-aggrandising, self-serving celeb.

Oates walked into oblivion; Lydon wandered back to meet Ant and Dec, and then onto the Palazzo Versace hotel for drinks and nibbles.

What Lydon should have done to ensure his named lived on in the TV firmament was to have strode manfully into the jungle’s deeper reaches.

And he should have done it at night, when no-one was looking.

Indeed, if only Danniella Westbrook, another of the show’s walkers, had also wandered into the undergrowth, Johnny could have set up a new breed with his very own Jane.

Generation Zed, as the newest Australian tribe would have been known, would have had enormous inflatable chests and communicated in snarls and sing-song, sarcy voices.

David Attenborough could have filmed an entire series on them.

But it was not to be. Which is a shame. Although we do hope that Jordan and Peter Andre can take up the baton and run deep into the jungle with it.

Oh, and if they can take McPadding with them as a source of fuel, so much the wiser…’

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