Oddball actor Billy Bob Thornton was left terrified by an Christmas fruitcake when he appeared on a chat show this week (begs22DEC03).

The movie star is famous for his phobia of antiques, but he never thought he'd be worried by a baked product until he appeared on The Tonight Show with a man who owns an ancient cake.

He said, "It's one of the most frightening things I've ever encountered."

And when Tonight Show host Jay Leno asked him if he'd sample the 125-year-old cake, Thornton said, "There's no way in the world. I'm not having a 125-year-old fruitcake."

28/12/2003 10:40