Gary Lineker set on fire in Walk­ers ad­vert cock-up

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MADONNA based her 30-year ca­reer on her sex­i­ness, and it never did her fans any harm. It’s pos­si­ble that with­out her con­tro­ver­sial pop vids – like this one for Jus­tify My Love in 1990 – she’d never have been as suc­cess­ful. Would the mu­sic world have been bet­ter with­out her? KYLIE MINOGUE’S Spin­ning Around video back in 2000 re­launched her ca­reer and be­came a na­tional talk­ing point for nearly a decade. It’s un­likely a hit would have quite such an im­pact if the Prime Min­is­ter’s plans had been in force. TER­RI­FIED Gary Lineker has re­vealed he was ac­ci­den­tally set on FIRE film­ing the lat­est Walk­ers crisps ad­vert.

The Match Of The Day footy pun­dit has been the face of the brand since 1994 and has filmed more than 100 com­mer­cials for the com­pany.

But Gary, 51, has re­vealed he was set ablaze while record­ing their lat­est ad cam­paign.

He said: “I’m lit­er­ally baked in this one.

“There are smoke ma­chines on me to make it look like I’m smok­ing, but un­for­tu­nately my jumper ac­tu­ally caught on fire.

“It was a bit of a scary mo­ment but thank­fully there was no last­ing dam­age or burns.

“Be­ing Gary Lineker is dan­ger­ous work, I do all my own stunts, you see!”

The telly fave also hit back at claims the TOWIE- style orange tan he sports in the ad­vert is fake.

He added: “I’ve never sprayed my­self in my life. It’s purely down to hol­i­days.”

SMOKEY BAKED ’UN: Gary got fried on ad­vert film set

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