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Old 06-11-2012, 10:02
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Good move or bad? As much as it will be nice to see him back on screen I don't think he is the right personality for this sort of show. He appears to be someone who, I think, would prefer to sit in the background and only get involved by trying to prevent arguments or console people when things get heated as they usually do. Might be wrong but it is a strange choice for me personally.

If anyone from Dr Who was to enter I would have liked it to be Sophie Aldred (always had a soft spot for Ace)
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Old 06-11-2012, 10:09
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If Colin doing I'm A Celeb... is self promotion to make the new Doctor Who audience familiar with him a head of an appearance in the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary story then I am all for it.
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Old 06-11-2012, 13:00
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Oh Colin, I thought you were above appearing in this tacky TV show....
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Old 06-11-2012, 13:03
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Oh dear ...
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Old 06-11-2012, 13:25
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Hey, how about we don't report this thread, this time.
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Old 06-11-2012, 13:36
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Well apart from Big Finish he's not getting a huge amount of work these days is he?

Good luck to him, he's always seemed a nice guy and came over very well on CDWM apparently.

Better he gets the benefit from a show like this than those who are only famous for being famous.
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Old 06-11-2012, 13:56
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Oh Colin, I thought you were above appearing in this tacky TV show....
I don't consider it tacky. If he'd appeared on Big Brother which is a show way past it's time that should have been axed years ago instead of languishing on Channel 5 where not many people see it, that would be tacky. Instead he's actually appearing on a Prime time TV Show which lots of people see. (Assuming of course he IS appearing considering it hasn't been officially announced yet)

What I like about this show is there is no hiding place for celebs, I watched it last year and not naming names there was one celeb in particular who I thought one cool dude who acted a complete t**t.

If he does appear I don't see CB being like that. He'll be who he is, I don't see him being the sort to act up to camera...despite being an actor!

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Old 06-11-2012, 15:12
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What I like about this show is there is no hiding place for celebs, I watched it last year and not naming names there was one celeb in particular who I thought one cool dude who acted a complete t**t.


Would that have been an actor from a certain northern-based ITV soap?
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Old 06-11-2012, 15:18
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If Colin doing I'm A Celeb... is self promotion to make the new Doctor Who audience familiar with him a head of an appearance in the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary story then I am all for it.
Three weeks living on rice in the jungle and he might fit in his old costume.
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Old 06-11-2012, 15:19
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Saw him on a 'Come Dine With Me' special. He was fat and unfit. If he's still the same, he'll be struggling.
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Old 06-11-2012, 15:34
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Three weeks living on rice in the jungle and he might fit in his old costume.
Unfortunately.
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Old 06-11-2012, 15:39
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Well apart from Big Finish he's not getting a huge amount of work these days is he?

Good luck to him, he's always seemed a nice guy and came over very well on CDWM apparently.

Better he gets the benefit from a show like this than those who are only famous for being famous.
I won;'t be watching: I can't be doing with any of those vote-em-off programmes, whether it's Big Brother, Celeb Jungle, X Factor or Strictly. If he's gone for it, it's a pretty astute move: he has a readymade fan base who'll vote to keep him in, and he's a nice guy who can be very plainspeaking when needed.

I don't agree that he's not getting a huge amount of work. He's done at least two national theatre tours this year; he probably has a panto lined up; he's done the odd telly; he gets paid okay for doing conventions, signings and PAs. He's probably happy to be able to pick and choose his work now he's getting older and his kids are out of school.

Frankly, the thought of being trapped in a jungle full of creepy crawlies with Nadine Dorries for company is enough to make me consider taking an overdose.
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Old 06-11-2012, 16:01
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Frankly, the thought of being trapped in a jungle full of creepy crawlies with Nadine Dorries for company is enough to make me consider taking an overdose.
But God wanted her to be an MP, don't ya know.

Source: http://www1.salvationarmy.org.uk/uki/www_uki.nsf/0/919D816A95535BBC80257340004530DE/$file/War%20Cry%202%20Jun%202007.pdf
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Old 06-11-2012, 16:03
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Hope they provide decent washing facilities in that jungle

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage...ndustries.html
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Old 06-11-2012, 16:04
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Fixed that for you
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Old 06-11-2012, 16:10
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Would that have been an actor from a certain northern-based ITV soap?
I don't watch that mysteriously named Northern Soap that is on ITV and has been running for over 50 years. But it isn't said actor or any actor and as I said, I'm not naming names. If you watched it last year you should know whom I was referring to.

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Old 06-11-2012, 16:15
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You like his old costume?!!!!
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Old 06-11-2012, 16:20
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I do indeed. The coat is so eccentric in style that to me as a child, it had this authoritative quality. When he walked into a room he was so different from everyone else that he stood out, and I totally believed he had control of the situation. On top of that, it was cool to see aliens being defeated by someone wearing such a... different coat
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Old 06-11-2012, 17:14
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I do indeed. The coat is so eccentric in style that to me as a child, it had this authoritative quality. When he walked into a room he was so different from everyone else that he stood out, and I totally believed he had control of the situation. On top of that, it was cool to see aliens being defeated by someone wearing such a... different coat
Space Hi-vis.

No, to me, brought up as I was with black and white TV and grandparents who, for some reason unfathomable - perhaps it's a war time frugality thing - seemed to believe that as they were paying for a colour license, by God, they were going to get as much colour as they could, turned the colour knob up to 11... well, retinal scarring was a real danger with that outfit!
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Old 06-11-2012, 17:47
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Frankly, the thought of being trapped in a jungle full of creepy crawlies with Nadine Dorries for company is enough to make me consider taking an overdose.
Spare a thought for those creepy crawlies trapped with Nadine Dorries.
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Old 06-11-2012, 17:52
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I won;'t be watching: I can't be doing with any of those vote-em-off programmes, whether it's Big Brother, Celeb Jungle, X Factor or Strictly. If he's gone for it, it's a pretty astute move: he has a readymade fan base who'll vote to keep him in, and he's a nice guy who can be very plainspeaking when needed.

I don't agree that he's not getting a huge amount of work. He's done at least two national theatre tours this year; he probably has a panto lined up; he's done the odd telly; he gets paid okay for doing conventions, signings and PAs. He's probably happy to be able to pick and choose his work now he's getting older and his kids are out of school.

Frankly, the thought of being trapped in a jungle full of creepy crawlies with Nadine Dorries for company is enough to make me consider taking an overdose.
He mentioned in a recent issue of Vortex (the Big Finish magazine) that he had been pretty quiet lately and didn't have much work lined up - hence my comment.

Strangely enough in the same issue he said he would consider doing Celeb if asked - as a good way to lose weight if nothing else!
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Old 06-11-2012, 18:37
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If it's true that he and Rosemary Shraeger are in it,,,,I think they'll get on well together!
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Old 06-11-2012, 19:22
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Well apart from Big Finish he's not getting a huge amount of work these days is he?
He's done a lot of theatre recently, but I imagine TV pays more
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Old 06-11-2012, 20:04
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I've just seen on Facebook: a pic reposted from Twitter of Uncle Colin carrying his luggage through an Aussie airport.



Good luck, Colin!
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Old 06-11-2012, 22:41
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Come on folks, enough with the negativity: let's get supporting him! He's a Doctor!
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