Flirty Bannerman gets jungle boot

November 22, 2007 by  
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Former Eastender Marc Bannerman has become the first celebrity to get the boot from the Australian jungle in the latest series of I’m A Celebrity….Get Me Out of Here.

The 34-year old lasted just a week on the show, though during that time he became sufficiently close to singer Cerys Matthews to land him in hot water with his girlfriend.

Footballers Wives actress Sarah Matravers had flown half-way around the world for a pre-arranged meeting with Mark, though was on the first plane home once she witnessed his flirtatious behaviour.

The actor was greeted with champagne by hosts Ant and Dec, with the Geordie duo then immediately probing him over his relationship with the former Catatonia star.

“Nothing happened between us but it is really difficult not to crave a little bit of love,” he told them.

He added: “We really had a good time together. It’s a really strange scenario to meet someone that you really gel with. I didn’t expect that to happen at all. I just connected with her on a very deep level.”

However, once Marc was told that his behaviour in the jungle had forced his partner back to the UK, he stated: “I want to go back to London right now… I think I’ve embarrassed myself and I’ve got to live with that now.”

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