Joe Pasquale says I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! is 'popcorn for the eyes'

Comedian Joe Pasquale, who won 'I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!' in 2004, says the show's winner is quickly forgotten once the next reality programme begins

Joe Pasquale

Joe Pasquale with his take on artistic masterpieces

Joe Pasquale considers 'I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!' to be "popcorn for the eyes".

The 53-year-old comedian - who won the fourth series of the ITV reality TV show in 2004 - still enjoys watching the programme, but admits the winner is quickly forgotten.

Asked whether watching the most-recent series - won by World Superbike champion Carl Fogarty - caused memories to come flooding back, he exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "It's popcorn for the eyes. It brought back a lot of memories - I loved it as an experience, but it was 11 years ago that I did it.

"It was like going on a crap holiday and coming back as Elvis, that's the way I've always looked at it. I won, but no-one gives a monkey's once the next reality TV show comes on."

Joe - who's created his own versions of masterpieces by Renaissance artists Leonardo da Vinci, Donatello, Raphael and Michelangelo to mark the new season of 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' on Nicktoons - said he doesn't consider his 'I'm A Celebrity' triumph to be a landmark moment in his career.

He explained: "I've done loads of other stuff since then. I mean, I've gone to Hollywood and done 'The Muppet Show Live', which was fantastic. I've done stand-up, I've done 'The Producers'.

"I'm not dissing it at all, I loved it. But it wasn't anything that I'm going to go, 'Oh my God, I did that 11 years ago.' I love it. But it was a job."

Watch season three of 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' at 9:30am every Saturday on Nicktoons.


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