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I’m A Celeb winner reveals famous ‘Baby Reindeer’ fan bought toast with his face on for £500


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I’m A Celebrity winner Joe Pasquale certainly made an impression on one famous fan who paid hundreds for a piece of toast showing the comedian’s face.

Shortly after the 62-year-old left the jungle, the breakfast item was put up for sale on eBay to raise money for charity, with Joe not expecting that the slice of bread would fetch much money.

However, he was pleasantly surprised when one bidder paid £500 for the piece of toast, as originally reported by The Sun, and nearly spat out his tea when he learned who the mysterious buyer was.

Recounting the tale on today’s This Morning, Joe said it turned out spoon bender extraordinaire Uri Geller, 77, had snapped up the unusual picture of his face, joking that he was his ‘Baby Reindeer.’

He told Cat Deeley and Ben Shephard: ‘When I came out of the jungle, you know everybody sees like Jesus in a tree stump, well somebody had a piece of toast with my face on it. Came out the toaster, had my face on it.

‘And then it went on sale on eBay and I was working in Birmingham and then The Sun or the Daily Mirror or something contacted me and said it’s gone up for sale and we’re keeping an eye on it, but once the person has bought it, can we get a picture of you with it?

Joe had quite a surprise waiting for him after winning I’m A Celebrity (Picture: ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

‘And it sold for nearly £800 and they said we’ve got the person here can we come up and take a picture with it? Guess who bought it? Guess who turns up at the theatre? Uri Geller.

After Cat and Ben expressed their disbelief, Joe continued: ‘He’s got a museum at home. He turned into my Baby Reindeer. It was amazing.’

Joe was on the ITV show to promote his UK stand-up tour, which he said would continue until the end of 2025.

However, last year, Joe said he ‘narrowly avoided certain death’ after accidentally falling and stabbing himself on the bone of a moose’s antlers after appearing on stage at the Embassy Theatre in Skegness.

Uri paid hundreds of pounds for the toast with Joe’s face on it (Picture: Visual China Group via Getty Images/Visual China Group via Getty Images)

Speaking on the White Wine Question Time podcast, he said: ‘I nearly died at the weekend. I nearly killed myself, I nearly died. I really did. That close.’  

On the podcast, Joe described how this unlikely incident happened: ‘In the act I have a great big pair of moose antlers and they’re huge things – they’ve got like these huge prongs sticking on. And the gag is I have to put them …read more

Source:: Metro

      

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