FORMER England cricket star Ed Giddins left Christopher Biggins stumped when he swept to victory in Celebrity Five Go To...
Veteran celebrity reality TV contestant Biggins looked on course for a hat-trick of wins after beating off the competition in I’m a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here and Celebrity Come Dine With Me.
But Giddins hit his affable friend for six in the final instalment of the Channel 4 programme to claim the ‘much-coveted’ wooden urn.
Featuring former model Paula Hamilton, soul singer Sheila Ferguson and former Apprentice contestant Stuart Baggs, the particpants battled it out to be crowned the best travelling companion.
The celebrities were whittled down over 10 days in Cape Town to a two-way shoot-out between Giddins and Biggins. The 39-year-old Eastbourne Cricket Club bowler, Giddins said, “Biggins is a good man.
“He is full of fun and has no agenda. We did laugh a lot in those 10 days. I always went along saying it didn’t matter, but it only suddenly meant something when we were taught by some guys to dance by some guys who lived in the townships.
“One group of lads taught him and one group taught me and they had competition between themselves. I thought hang on, I better concentrate because these guys want to win more than I did.”
Although the four-times capped England cricketer said he had the time of his life, Giddins didn’t appreciate spending time with ‘The Brand’ Baggs.
“I can never get those three days back. He is rude, insulting, but he’s not even arrogant because to say that would be giving him respect. It’s really difficult to put it into words,” said Giddins.
Not to be outdone in the celebrity TV stakes, Toploader’s Joe Washbourn will be beamed into the country’s living rooms this Sunday, as he competes in ITV’s Popstar to Operastar. Contestants are challenged to try and hit the high notes to win the public’s votes on Sunday after Britain’s Got Talent. X Factor 2009 winner Joe McElderry, Ivor Novello winner Midge Ure, Erasure’s Andy Bell, the Pussycat Dolls’ Melody Thornton, Cheryl Baker, American R&B singer Jocelyn Brown and Steps’ Claire Richards complete the line-up.
Toploader are set to return to the music charts on Monday (June 6) with Only Human and their first single A Balance to All Things will look to scale the charts from June 20.