Beloved British indie rock veteran MARK E. SMITH once turned down the chance to be a contestant on reality show I'm a celebrity... GET ME OUT OF HERE.
The Fall frontman tells TV producers approached him and asked him if he'd be interested in replacing punk icon John Lydon when the Sex Pistols star walked off the show in 2004.
Smith says, "The bloke from the jungle comes in and says, 'Johnny Lydon's just left the jungle, do you want to replace him?' but I said no."
And he's unlikely to be a part of the show in the future: "I like TV but it's just not a path I want to pursue... You feel a bit like a part of your soul's gone even after doing two days of it."