JUNGLE SECURITY SCARE FOR ANT
Bodyguards hired for star
CRAZED jungle fans have forced security to be stepped up around I’m A Celeb host Ant McPartlin.
The Geordie star, just out of rehab, and his pal Dec have hired a team of guards.
BORIS Johnson had no idea his dead ringer father Stanley was entering I’m A Celeb. At 77, the writer and former politician will be the oldest contestant in Jungle history.
Bosses kept his arrival secret and Stanley was holed up in New Zealand for weeks beforehand.
The dad-of-six claims he did not tell a single member of his family – even his under-fire Foreign Secretary son.
Stanley told the Daily Star: “Boris doesn’t know I’m going in, we were told strictly not to tell anyone. I stick by the rules.”
But it appears he may not realise I’m A Celeb’s popularity and its past audiences of more than 10million viewers.
Stanley added: “I very much doubt he’ll ever hear about it.
“Knowing Boris, he may never find out.”
He is also father to Boris’s famous siblings Jo, another Conservative MP, and journalist Rachel.
The programme’s producers are hoping that his Boris-like mannerisms and looks will fascinate viewers.
However, his son’s opinion ratings have slipped massively in recent weeks after his gaffe put a Briton in danger in Iran.
Boris has faced growing calls to quit or be sacked.
But when asked whether he thought his son would still have a job when he left the Jungle, Stanley claimed: “I have been out of touch for the last three weeks.
“I’ve been this side of the equator for three weeks.
“I haven’t heard anything about it [the calls for Boris’s sacking], I’ve been in New Zealand for weeks. “It’s a total mystery to me.” Stanley also said he had no fear of Bushtucker Trials and his stint on the show would be “easy-peasy”.
The oldest contestant before him was Star Trek actor George Takei at 71. But Stanley has previously spoken about how age is no barrier for him.
”The idea that you start getting old at 60 is nonsense, the idea that you start getting old at 70 is nonsense,” Stanley insisted. “As far as I am concerned old age might begin at 85.” And he added: “I’m in there to win.”
Stanley was Conservative MEP for Wight & Hampshire East from 1979 to 1984 and has worked for the World Bank and European Commission.
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