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John's Jungle Archive 2003 - 2004

John celebrates his birthday in the jungle,
January 31st 2004

Please note. This is an archive page illustrating the extensive media coverage given to John's jungle experience, therefore some of the media links may no longer be active.

18th April 2004
The Sunday Times Magazine 18th April

The April issue of the Italian version of Rolling Stone has a feature on John Lydon's stint on I'm A Celebrity [thanks Peter].

John is also interviewed in today's Sunday Times [thanks Steve & many others].

Left: The Sunday Times Magazine 18th April.

11th March
Lydon's jungle outburst escapes watchdog censure: http://www.ananova.com/entertainment/story/ [thanks Hervé]

29th February
The Daily Star this weekend ran an item, Jungle Johnny Tells All, which announced that John Lydon will appear on the Jonathan Ross Show (BBC TV) in two weeks time. The interview will not be live, but will take place the day prior to transmission.

23rd February
Lydon "narrowly missed death" http://www.itv.com/news/1665364.html
Rotten luck saved Johnny's life http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/
Sex Pistol Tells Of Lockerbie Near Miss http://www.shortnews.com/
Punk Hero "Missed Lockerbie Flight" http://news.scotsman.com/latest
Lydon "missed Lockerbie flight" http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/
Rotten explains Lockerbie tragedy caused his jungle walk-out http://www.ananova.com/news/ [thanks to Robert for links]

22nd February
John Lydon
has revealed he was booked on Lockerbie flight 103 with Nora, and only missed it because she hadn't packed her suitcase in time. The story is featured in today's Sunday Mirror.

12th February
Zoo Weekly (14 - 20 Feb) includes an interview with John Lydon, which is billed as "Johnny Rotten's weirdest ever interview."

11th February
Today's Press Highlights:

The Sun: 'I forgive Johnny. Kerry McFadden last night defused a row between hubby Bryan and John Lydon...Westlife singer Bryan clashed with Lydon "over security" during a barbecue party...Kerry said..."Whatever happened, I don't want to know...I loved him to pieces." She said she still has the luminous Sex Pistols shorts he left in the camp - and joked: "I'm going to flog them."'

The Mirror: "John: 'This whole show is a bloody fiasco. Really tacky. It's a fake dealing with fakes...It degenerated into It's A Knockout.'"

I'm A Celebrity...Coming Out (ITV2) will tonight feature an intervew with John.

Rotten TV is on VH1 Classic (UK) tonight 9.00 & 9.30. Tomorrow it can be found again on VH1, 10.00 & 10.30pm, plus VH1 Classic at 11pm. The show was also aired last night in the UK on the channel TMF (available via Freeview). [thanks Mike]

10th February
The London Standard newspaper has today stated John is lined up to appear at The Brits next week.

John's no show at the I'm A Celebrity grand finale last night was reported in today's Press. "Where's Johnny?" asked The Sun. 'A show insider said "John is a law unto himself, if he doesn't want to do something then he doesn't do it.'"

9th February
'I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here!'
10.00pm newsflash!
Kerry McFadden is Queen of the Jungle! Clips of runner-up Jennie Bond were accompanied by the Pistols' God Save The Queen.

The series (almost) concludes tonight, with either Jennie Bond, Peter Andre, or Kerry McFadden being crowned King or Queen of the jungle. ITV2 will air three shows (Tues - Thurs), I'm A Celebrity...Coming Out which "followed the celebrities as they left the camp behind."

Rotten TV will make its European debut tomorrow night, (10th February), on VH1 (UK), with two installments, at 9.00 & 9.30pm, followed by Sid & Nancy 10.00pm - 12.30am, and another showing of Rotten TV at 12.30am. Keep your eyes peeled for further slots later this week. Note: the shows are repeats of those previously aired on US VH1. [thanks Conni & Scott]

8th February
'I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here!'
It's kicked off! "Razor Decks Rotten At I'm A Celebrity Party."
"Jordan's Mum Punches Johnny In The Face." "Johnny's Rottenly Jealous."

Today's top links:

7th February
Today's top links:


XFM audio clip http://www2.xfm.co.uk/staticweb

6th February
'I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here!'
"John Lydon sensationally quit the jungle claiming he didn't want to become the next Des O'Connor."
"The former Sex Pistol, 48 - who had been favourite to win - said booting off contestants was “humiliating” and stormed to producers: “We’re human beings, respect us."

Today's top links:
The news in French http://www.supercoolworld.be/news/

5th February
7am newsflash!
'I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here!' Sensation! John has walked out of the jungle.

He is now back in his hotel & will not be returning to the show.

The newspaper bidding war has begun. John's exit is causing the media sensation of the year. Media coverage, (radio, TV news & talkshows) is total.

Today's top links:
http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/entertainment/ [thanks Hervé & Craig]

4th February
10.00pm newsflash!
The third to leave the camp is Razor Ruddock.

'I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here!'
"ITV1 announced today it is implementing a time delay on its live reality show I'm a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here, after John Lydon's foul-mouthed outburst last night... Despite being warned by producers over using earlier bad language, Lydon branded Ant and Dec "f******g c***s" after being told viewers hadn't evicted him." (The Times)

Today's top links:

3rd February
10.00pm newsflash!
John shocks the nation! "F**king c**nts!"
he exclaimed live on TV when told he wasn't leaving the camp. (Diane Modahl was today's evictee).

'I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here!'
Today's top links:

New weekly mens magazine Nuts, has a two page colour feature on "John Lydon's F1 secret." Move quick, it's only on sale for one more day! [thanks Joe]

2nd February
10.00pm newsflash!
The first to leave the camp is Mike Read. When John was told he wasn't leaving the camp today, he announced "Oh F**k off! I am..."

Vote for John to stay in the jungle: http://celebrity.granadainteractive.com/

Today's top links:

Plus check out: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/

1st February
Johnny threatens to quit over 'lazy' Jordan!
"I'm not here to support a Page Three f**king blow-up balloon."
"I'm not here to support a Page Three f**king blow-up balloon." ©www.ananova.com

'I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here!'
Today's top links:

http://www.newsoftheworld.co.uk/story_page/ [thanks Hervé]

The Sunday Mirror implies that John may present this year's Brit Awards, and adds "Lydon plans to do a rendition of Sid Vicious (and Frank Sinatra's) My Way with a jungle backdrop."

31st January
Happy birthday John. 48 today!

I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here!'
Today's top links:
http://www.itv.com/news/ Lydon makes a bid for freedom

30th January
'I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here!'
Current top celebrity odds: John 6-4 favourite! / Jordan 2-1 / Lord Brocket 10-1 / Peter Andre 14-1 / Kerry McFadden 16-1

Today's top links:
http://www.irishexaminer.com/ Lydon sparks Pistols revival
http://www.doncastertoday.co.uk/ [thanks Hervé]

29th January
'I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here!'
Amongst the many gems in today's Press: Lydon: "I don't mean to be rude, but are you lactating?"

Today's top links:


28th January
'I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here!' is on at 8 - 9 pm & 10 pm tonight.
There's no doubt John is going down a storm, with fans, the public, and the press. Don't bet against him winning!

Amongst the many gems in today's Press:
JOHN LYDON clashed with glamour girl Jordan, warning her: "Take your implants out of my face." But his wife Nora yesterday leaped to his defence and urged the public not to vote him out next week. She said from their California home: "He will behave like he always does but please don't put him out just because he's outrageous. Without him the show would be boring. They need him."

Today's top links:
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/ [thanks Hervé]

26th January
Newsflash! 10.30pm. Who's been selected for tomorrow's bushtucker trail? It's Johnny! Beat the bird!

'I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here!' starts tonight 9 - 10.30pm ITV1! John selected as his one luxury item to take into the jungle, Vaseline.

25th January
'What An Animal!' ©News Of The World'What An Animal!' exclaims the News Of The World. "Already ITV bosses fear Lydon plans to sabotage the show. He was the only star who would not give an interview. He at first refused to appear in a group shot and when he finally agreed he wore a feather in his hair and simulated sex. Earlier, as the celebrities were being shown survival training skills, he sank bottles of beer. Telly chiefs reckon Lydon plans a stunt to send up the entire show, such as walking out."

Jordan on John: "I hear he's a wild boy. Maybe we can cause a bit of anarchy together. We have a lot in common. His clothes have a habit of bursting apart - mine do that too. He's got no chance of a s**g though." http://www.newsoftheworld.co.uk/

Today's newspapers carry a group shot of all 10 contestants taken yesterday, with many focusing on John pretending to take a bite out of a koala.

24th January - extra extra!!
'Ex-Sex Pistols Star 'Still in Celebrity Jungle Show' http://news.scotsman.com/latest [thanks Hervé]

'I'm a Celebrity ... I'm still in here!' The makers of 'I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here!' have denied rumours that the former Sex Pistol John Lydon had quit the show. A spokeswoman for Granada insisted Lydon would be there when the show begins on ITV1 at 9pm on Monday. "He has definitely not quit," she said. "He is making preparations to join the rest of the contestants in the jungle." Bookmakers William Hill has cut the odds on Lydon, being chucked off the show for bad behaviour from 8-1 to 5-1. [Thanks Mark & AOL]

Virgin Megastores are reportedly ordering extra copies of Never Mind The Bollocks CD and Classic Albums DVD, targeting teenagers discovering punk for the first time. A spokesman told The Times, John's decision to appear in I’m A Celebrity was a "canny move."

Extract from AOL entertainment: The celebrities sussed out their jungle companions yesterday in a meet and greet session held at a plush six-star hotel on Queensland's Gold Coast. One of the show's personalities, former Sex Pistol John Lydon, almost didn't turn up. The rocker had been suffering from severe jet-lag and when he finally stumbled into the champagne reception where the celebrities were gathered, he said: "Hello to anyone who's interested. "My name's John and I'm jet-lagged.''

John to quit? Today's Sun states: "I’m A Celebrity bosses fear John Lydon is set to quit the show after throwing an almighty strop.Lydon...has refused to co-operate since arriving in Oz. Ex-Kids’ TV presenter Timmy Mallett is flying to Oz, set to replace Lydon." http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/

The Daily Star has a full page devoted to the story, under the headline "Johnny's A Rotter. Punk in 'I quit' threat."

Rex Features have a set of pictures covering John's departure from LA. http://www.rexfeatures.com/ [thanks Flock]

23rd January
'Celebrity' coverage is now going into overload, in all sections of the media. Watch out for 'I'm A Celebrity...Tuffers Reveals All' on ITV2, this Sunday, 25th January, 8 - 9.30pm. ITV2 will be offering almost blanket, around the clock "live coverage." In addition to the flagship ITV1 nightly show at 9.00pm, the main show to look out for is the ITV2 programme following immediately afterwards. GMTV will also be giving comprehensive coverage at breakfast time!

"A Rotten Start By Johnny" declared today's Sun. John "made a rude gesture at photographers and snarled at onlookers as he left Los Angeles for Queensland, where he has vowed to make trouble." http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/

The Sport today had John at the airport on its front cover, complete with crazy caption, and further pictures inside.

The French media have covered Johnny's appearance. http://www2.canoe.com/ [thanks Hervé]

21st January

The world's press has also taken an interest. The following syndicated feature has appeared in the US and Canada. [thanks Angela]

Celebrity Odds: John 3-1 / Neil Ruddock 3-1 / Alex Best 9-2 / Kerry McFadden 6-1 / Jordan 7-1 / Mike Read 8-1 / Lord Brocket 12-1/ Peter Andre 16-1 / Jennie Bond 16-1 / Diane Modahl 25-1.

19th January
'I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here!'
The ten contestants are: John Lydon (living legend), Jordan (silicone enhanced model), Kerry McFadden (ex-Atomic Kitten, wife of Westlife's Bryan), Alex Best (estranged wife of ex-footballer George Best), Jennie Bond (ex-Royal Correspondent), Diane Modahl (ex-middle-distance runner), Mike Reid (cheesy DJ), Neil Ruddock (ex-footballer), Peter Andre (80s pop star), Lord Brocket (convicted fraudster). A lot of 'ex's'!!!

More press opinion on John's involvement. http://news.scotsman.com/opinion. [thanks Hervé]

18th January
The Daily Star Sunday boasts 'Exclusive. Jungle Johnny's Effing Rotten' on today's front page. The article states "he will be dumped from the show if he can't cut out the swearing." This, apparently, "is one of the reasons why the official announcement of who exactly will be appearing in the show was delayed until today. Barring any last-minute problems he is in the show."

17th January
Sun columnist Dominic Mohan comments on John Lydon's proposed appearance on 'I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here!' in today's edition of the newspaper. http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/
(John still causes a furore in the media!)

11th January

'I'm A Celebrity. Get Me Out Of Here!' latest. Today's News Of The World states: "Johnny Lydon went AWOL before signing contracts. If he lays off the Guiness and makes it to the airport he'll be a hit."

10th January

John Lydon

John eyes up the talent?

With confirmation of the final line-up for 'I'm A Celebrity. Get Me Out Of Here!' due early next week, The Sun is continuing its build-up with a full page feature, under the headline, "Confirmed on I'm A Celeb: A fraudster, a drug-taking punk, a woman-beater, a battered wife...and now JORDAN!" These refer to respectively, Lord Brocket, John Lydon, Stan Collymore, Alex Best...and er, Jordan (pictured right).

The Sun states: "THE Sex Pistols wildman caused a storm as Johnny Rotten when he said “s**t” on a TV news show in 1976. Now John, 47, is a millionaire property dealer in Los Angeles."

[Thanks Chris for pix]

6th January 2004
Jungle Johnny? Expect confirmation of the final line-up for 'I'm A Celebrity. Get Me Out Of Here!' next week. The Sun reports that Jordan, "the 25 year old mega-boobs model", is demanding £100,000 to appear in the show, twice the
normal fee. (Well she is twice as big as everyone else).

10th December
A feature on 'I'm A Celebrity. Get Me Out Of Here!' in The Sun today, states "Already signed up for the series, starting next month, are busty babe Jordan and Sex Pistol Johnny Rotten."

3rd December 2003
Cited as possibles for the next series of 'I'm A Celebrity. Get Me Out Of Here!' (UK), are Johnny Rotten, Stan Collymore, Peter Andre, Shane Lynch, Anna Kournikova, Jordan, Jodie Marsh, Alex Best, Kerry McFadden, Sid Owen, and Lindsay Dawn McKenzie.


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