Happy Mondays' Shaun Ryder: 'I was sent a bullet after I appeared in 'I'm A Celebrity...''

Frontman says one fan thought he was getting too big for his boots

Happy Mondays' Shaun Ryder: 'I was sent a bullet after I appeared in 'I'm A Celebrity...''

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Happy Mondays frontman Shaun Ryder has revealed that he was once sent a bullet in the mail after agreeing to take part in reality TV show I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!.

Ryder finished second in the jungle-based ITV survival programme in 2010 and impressed viewers with his forthright nature. But he told Q magazine that not everyone was a fan of his antics in the Australian rainforest.

He added: "People see you eating a kangaroo's knob on the telly and they think you're getting too big for your boots."

Meanwhile, Ryder recently said he's keen on serialising his autobiography Twisting My Melon for a television production. Ryder's book details several bizarre and eventful incidents from his life, including anecdotes about dealing drugs in the Haçienda, being arrested for cocaine possession and kidnapping someone who tried to rob a tourbus being used by his former band Black Grape.

Both Downton Abbey star Rob James-Collier and Shameless actor Elliott Tittensor have been linked with the titular role. Last year the singer also debuted his TV show Shaun Ryder On UFOs. Ryder previously revealed that his interest in the subject dates back to an experience from his teenage years, stating: "When I was a kid, in 1978, I saw something that defies physics, you know, I saw something flying around the sky at about five or six thousand miles an hour."

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