STARSKY AND HUTCH star Antonio Fargas has agreed to star in British reality TV show I'm a celebrity...GET ME OUT OF HERE! - even though he's never seen an episode of the gruesome jungle-based series.

The 58-year-old - who played HUGGY BEAR in the original seventies police drama - will fly out to Australia tonight (16NOV04) to join the other contestants, who will include British royal Princess Diana's former butler PAUL BURRELL and ALL SAINTS star Natalie Appleton.

The programme's spokesman is determined to take advantage of Fargas' ignorance about the show and says, "We'll be throwing in all sorts of surprises at them to keep them on their toes.

"After three series, they think they know what we're going to chuck at them. But they're in for some shocks."

16/11/2004 13:58