CBB's David Gest: 'I never wanted to be a TV star; it was fluke'

Published Monday, Jan 11 2016, 18:20 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
We absolutely love him on our screens but Celebrity Big Brother's David Gest has admitted he never wanted to be a TV star.

The music producer won us over in 2006 on I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! and is currently in the CBB house. He's also appeared in Celebrity Come Dine Me and has toured with ''David Gest's Soul Legends Live In Concert'.

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"I stayed away from TV for a few years because I haven't wanted to do that," he said. "I love producing and I love performing live, I've been doing that for the last three

"I've just finished a tour of 24 dates in the UK and played to over 200,000 people. So I love performing live and I love producing films, TV shows and doing other things. I never looked to be a TV star, it was a fluke. But I think this is a really fun show, it's interesting and I hope that what I can bring to it is the humour."

So, does he ever tell tall stories?

Nope, he says! "They're all true. I will be telling lots of stories about my cousins and my family and so they're in for a lot of fun moments. I have thousands of cousins, and I'll be
talking about my childhood in Taiwan."