Brian Blessed: I'm A Celebrity would be too easy
Brian Blessed claims he has rejected the opportunity to appear on reality show 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!' every year because he would find it "too easy" after going on so many expeditions throughout his life
Brian Blessed has turned down 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!' every year because he would find it "too easy".
The 76-year-old actor - the oldest man to have trekked on foot to the North Pole - has dismissed countless offers from producers of the Australian jungle-based reality show because he doesn't think it would be much of a challenge after undergoing many expeditions, including one deep into the jungles of Venezuela.
He exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "I think 'I'm A Celebrity' would be too easy. Nothing would faze me. Maggots, or snakes, I love poisonous snakes, octopus, squid and that's the only reason why. But I would go on it and I would just take it and eat it but I don't think it would be very good viewing.
"Do you think I should do it? I'll think about it. They approach me to go on the show every year. But I would not really find it difficult eating maggots and sh**e. I would p**s it."
However, if Brian can be convinced to go on the show then he has vowed to use his vast expedition knowledge to help the other celebrities overcome any bouts of homesickness and make sure they have a "great experience".
Speaking at the launch of a new Cadbury Dairy Milk competition at the British Library in London, he added: "The people wouldn't annoy me though. On expeditions I've always loved the people.
"I would make it a great experience for everyone on 'I'm A Celebrity'. I'd make them transcend the moments and so forth. Because they will get affected.
"I've been on a lot of expeditions and one of the worst things about them, which is a big problem, is homesickness. Within two or three days people get homesick and it's a disease."
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