An American reality TV star has been kicked off the judging panel of the upcoming MISS UNIVERSE after inadvertently partying with some of the beauties competing.

KWAME JACKSON, who was a finalist in Donald Trump's hit The Apprentice, has been asked to leave the panel after meeting with a handful of pageant stunners in the lobby of their hotel.

Jackson says, "I was meeting up with some friends... when I was recognised by some of the delegates. I extended my hand to greet them. I honestly had no idea that was off limits."

Jackson has been invited back to judge next year's (05) pageant.

01/06/2004 21:12