Actor George Hamilton believes his ex-wife Alana Stewart was a perfect candidate to live rough for reality show I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here! - because she was tough during their divorce.

Stewart spent time in Australian jungle in the company of stars like supermodel Tyson Beckford, fashion critic Melissa Rivers and Jennifer Lopez's ex-husband Cris Judd, who won the competition.

And perma-tanned LOVE AT FIRST BITE star Hamilton, 63, doubts he could have gone through it all himself, citing "wardrobe issues" as one problem, but is proud of his former spouse.

He says, "She even stuck her head in a box containing a possum. It was wonderful. But I think the poor possum's still in therapy.

"Alana's tough. If it's between her and a water buffalo, it's Alana who would win. Trust me, I know. I have the divorce lawyers to prove it."

27/07/2003 21:05