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The Chase's Mark 'The Beast' Labbett Reveals Why He Turned Down ‘I’m A Celebrity’ Offer

'I’d probably drop three stone and cannibalism would maybe on the cards.'

27/01/2017 11:43 GMT

The Chase’s Mark Labbett has revealed he has turned down offers to appear on ‘I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!’ as he thinks he’d be unable to cope with the diet. 

The quiz show star - better known as The Beast - says he weighs 27 stone, and would start eating his other campmates if he was forced to go without food on the ITV reality show. 

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The Chase's Mark Labbett

Speaking to The Mirror, he said: “I’ve been asked to do the jungle but the base calorie intake is about 700 calories. Look at me.

“If I survived a week in there I’d probably drop three stone and cannibalism would maybe on the cards.’’

He added: “Unfortunately this is my weakness. Drink, drugs, none of all that, but I can say no to food once, put it in front of me a second time and I’m like, ‘Oh go on then!’”

Mark was linked to a spot on the current series of ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ last month, after fans speculated he appeared in a teaser video. 

While Mark fuelled the rumours on Twitter, the mystery person later transpired to be James Cosmo. 

He later admitted he would consider appearing on the Channel 5 show, telling Metro: As a working minor celeb I will consider any show if the fee is right.

“Five years ago, I was earning £100 a day as a supply teacher so I always keep my eye on the important things in life.”

‘The Chase’ airs weekdays at 5pm on ITV. 

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