I was face to face with dictator Gaddafi, reality shows won’t scare me, says Rangers hero Paul Gascoigne
GERS legend Paul Gascoigne says he won’t be afraid of the dark after facing fearsome dictator Colonel Gaddafi – and a bomb.
The footie icon takes part in the bizarre new reality show which sees a group of celebs plunged into darkness for a week.
But Gazza says he doesn’t fear much after his colorful life, including the time he traveled to Libya with Middlesborough in 2000 for a bizarre end-of-season play against a Tripoli selection that also included Gaddafi’s son Saadi belonged.
The 55-year-old said: “When you’re invited to Gaddafi’s house and there’s a big bomb hanging in the living room and you have to sign something for Gaddafi, that’s more concerning, to put it that way.”
Directed by Danny Dyer, Scared of the Dark, Paul joins seven other famous faces including Scarlett Moffatt, Chris Eubank and Nicola Adams as they eat and sleep in complete darkness.
The celebs are tested to their limits with the psychological pressures of easy withdrawal while facing terrifying challenges.
If they fail, they lose their privileges and life becomes even more difficult. If they win, they get treats and time in the light.
And Gazza revealed that while he’s not afraid of the dark, even at the audition he found the experience difficult.
The Gateshead-born athlete said: “When I was doing the pre-interview for the show, I was sitting in the light and I had to get up and it went pitch black.
“I had to walk five to six meters to the chair and I couldn’t find the chair and then my head hit the microphone.
“And all of a sudden I was like, ‘Oh my God. It’s five meters and I have people around us and I know where they are.
“So when I went home I was like, ‘S**t, I couldn’t even find my chair back there.’
“So I just go down, just crawl around. I’ll be on my hands and knees for a week. I’ll be like a new crab.”
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