URI QUITS OVER SEX STUNTS
Uri Geller on Back to Reality CH5
People Magazine UK, February 22, 2004
By Peter Dyke
URI GELLER sensationally walked out of TV’s Back To Reality show – because he refused to join in a tacky drinking game.
He quit as the Channel 5 reality series plumbed new depths of bad taste in a desperate bid to win ratings.
Uri and fellow housemates had been told to drink vodka from the private parts of ice statues of a man and woman. Deeply religious Uri watched in horror as Driving School’s Maureen Rees bent over and supped booze from the iceman’s willy.
Then royal love rat James Hewitt guzzled from the ice maiden’s nether regions.
The stunned spoon-bender marched out, Uri is a deeply religious man.
Bosses tried to persuade him to go back into the show, which has another two weeks to run, but he refused.
Producers claimed he left in the early hours of yesterday because he thought “someone was tampering with his personal possessions”. But a show source disclosed that the statues were the real reason.
The insider said: “It was too much for him. He found it degrading and disgusting.
“It’s caused a major headache for everyone.”
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