Brian Paddick voted off reality show I’m A Celebrity
Former candidate for Mayor of London Brian Paddick has become the sixth person to be voted off the ITV reality show I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here!
Mr Paddick, 50, received the least number of public votes, after 15 days in the Australian jungle.
He spent his last night in a cage with rats and cockroaches to win the ingredients for a cooked breakfast for the other celebrities.
Contestant Martina Navratilova said: “He’s doing all of that so we can have breakfast.
“Brian likes to be a martyr; I couldn’t do it with those critters. He’s amazing, I hope there’s not too many critters in there, he’s being amazing.”
After he left the jungle compound and was reunited with his boyfriend, Mr Paddick told presenters Ant and Dec that he was happy to do something light-hearted.
“For a long time I’ve been doing serious stuff – thirty years in the police and running for Mayor.
“It’s all bad news that they want me to comment on so I thought why not come and do something trivial,” he said.
Gay entertainer Christopher Biggins won the competition last year.
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Mr Paddick, a former Metropolitan police deputy assistant commissioner, was Liberal Democrat candidate for Mayor of London in May’s election. He lost to Tory Boris Johnson.
In September he announced in an article for the Mail On Sunday that he and his Norwegian boyfriend Petter Belsvik intend to get married early next year.
He was enthusiastic about a Norwegian wedding.
A change in the law there means that from January both gay and straight couples can get married.
Mr Paddick was the country’s most senior out gay officer until he retired in 2007.
He is popular with Lib Dem party activists and has been tipped for a seat in the House of Lords.