Original STARSKY AND HUTCH star Antonio Fargas is hesitant about stepping into the jungle for British reality show I'm a celebrity...GET ME OUT OF HERE! - because he has no idea what the contest entails.

The actor - who played HUGGY BEAR in the seventies TV hit - is nervous about the forthcoming survival competition, but prefers to remain ignorant of the gory details in case the grim realities of the programme put him off.

He says, "I haven't seen any of it. I have the tapes sitting here and I've told the producers that it's sort of not fair because all the British celebrities have seen the show and I'm the only one who hasn't seen it.

"But I said I didn't want to be put off by anything that happened, so I was going to wait until I decided to actually do the show before I watched it.

"Now I might not watch it at all and just go in and be fresh. At least then I'm not expecting anything and don't have any preconceived ideas."

The series - in which celebrities are voted off one by one after a week in the uninhabited jungle - hits UK TV screens on Sunday (21NOV04).

18/11/2004 14:15