Lydon Favourite To Win Jungle Contest
John Lydon, yes, that's John Lydon, aka Johnny Rotten, is odds-on favourite to win this year's 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here'.
The punk frontman, admired and looked up to by countless bands and musicians, will take his place in the Australian jungle alongside Peter Andre and Kerry McFadden.
Many fans were surprised by Lydon's decision. "I'm gobsmacked", said journalist and music entrepreneur Tony Wilson. "I'm shocked, but I have faith ... I'm sure he's doing it for the right reasons".
Other celebrity names confirmed as contestants include DJ Mike Reid, glamour girl Jordan, royal correspondent Jennie Bond, former Olympic athlete Diane Modahl, George Best's estranged wife Alex Best, aristocrat and convicted fraudster Lord Brocket and footballer Neil 'Razor' Ruddock.
But according to Ladbrokes, it is Sex Pistol John Lydon who is 3/1 favourite to win. A spokesperson said: "We can't split John Lydon and Neil Ruddock. Both are popular in their fields and are known for causing trouble. We expect Neil to use his razor sharp tongue and believe Lydon could have enough left in him to bring anarchy to the Australian jungle".
The show starts on Monday, January 26.