Former EAST 17 star Brian Harvey is competing in British reality TV show I'm a celebrity... GET ME OUT OF HERE! for one selfish reason - he hopes it will win him a record deal.

The ALRIGHT singer was ditched from the '90s pop band after boasting of his drug habit and has since been plagued by newspaper scandals, hindering his search for a solo contract.

But when the opportunity arose for him to take part in the gory survival show - in which contestants have to fend for themselves in the middle of the Australian outback for two weeks - he realised the public exposure would boost his dreams of a pop comeback.

He says, "I decided to take part in the show because I can't get a record deal and after 17 million people a day have watched you, already, before it starts, the record companies are more interested."

The show kicks off on Sunday (21NOV04).

18/11/2004 08:59