Alex Salmond: I could probably eat burnt testicle
Written by Newson 25 July 2017 in
Former SNP leader Alex Salmond said he would not shy away from a tough eating challenge.
The life of a former MP can often be a difficult one.
Thrown onto the political scrapheap by an ungrateful public, they can struggle to find a purpose and, in many cases, paid work.
Thankfully, however, there were no such problems for Alex Salmond, whose defeat to the Conservatives in Gordon provided one of the shocks of the night at the general election.
No sooner had Eck been defenstrated than the producers of 'I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here' were emailing wanting him in the jungle, and promising a hefty appearance fee in return.
Alas, the former First Minister decided to pass on the opportunity - but not for the reasons many people may have assumed.
"I could probably eat burnt testicle or whatever it is they serve up, but you wouldn't catch me getting covered in scorpions," he told the Press and Journal. "I hate creepy crawlies."
Salmond also revealed how he has gone back on the same weight-loss regime he employed during the Scottish referendum as he prepares for his one-man show at the Edinburgh Fringe.
"I'd like to lose a good couple of stone and look a bit thinner at least in time for the Fringe," he said: "I'm back on the 5:2 diet, which I went on during the referendum because I wanted to look my best."
Whether the odd burnt testicle qualifies as a low-calorie snack is anyone's guess.