Paul Gascoigne's shocking story about Margaret Thatcher leaves Chris Eubank Sr 'disgusted'
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Chris Eubank was left 'disgusted' after Paul Gascoigne recalled his visit to Downing Street to meet former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher.
Hosted by actor Danny Dyer, the show sees eight famous faces – including Nicola Adams, Scarlett Moffatt and Chloe Burrows – being plunged into complete darkness for eight days.
And on Sunday night's launch episode, 'Gazza' left some of the contestants open-mouthed when he told the tale of meeting Thatcher and the crude details that followed.
Gascoigne said: "Do you want a sexy story? I may get myself in trouble here, but when I went to 10 Downing Street, I put my arm round Maggy Thatcher, and I felt it getting hard and I thought, 'I better just release this.'"
The former England international then confessed that he relieved himself in the toilets, adding: "So I just quickly f***ing hit the toilet and just wacked one out."
After the confession, Eubank went into a private room and told producers he thought the story was "muck."
“I don’t know Gazza,” he said. “And I don’t want to know Gazza. Because that’s drinking. That’s all that muck.
“He’s brazen. He’ll drink you underneath the table. He is a legend — [the story] is not legendary. What’s legendary is Paul. Paul and what he did [in his career].”
Speaking soon after Gascoigne told the story, Eubank said: “It’s so unfortunate that it’s probably true. OK, so let’s lift up the octave or the class. Let’s lift it up.
“What you’ve done there, Paul, is that’s your pub talk, man. That’s not for here. But then maybe I’m killing the party. Yeah, so do what you want. I’m very tired. I need to sleep.”
Scared of the Dark is apparently a world first, according to Channel 4, who say celebrities will live, eat and sleep all in complete darkness.
"Can they endure the mounting psychological pressures of light deprivation, while also encountering their most primal fears in genuinely terrifying and faceless challenges?" the broadcaster say on their website.
"If they fail, they lose their privileges, and life is made even harder. If they win, they get treats and time in the light. If at any time they feel too terrified and can't continue, they can stop the challenge or leave the show by saying 'I'M SCARED OF THE DARK’.
"For those strong enough to endure 180 hours in the dark, a peer-to-peer vote will determine the winner."
Margaret Thatcher poses with Paul Gascoigne in October 1990 having watched England's progress at Italia '90 😀😬⚽️ pic.twitter.com/Ewl4MMg0BH— Football Remind (@FootballRemind) August 6, 2021
The show's host Danny Dyer was asked if he had met Gascoigne before filming.
"Yeah, I've met him a couple of times at a couple of football matches, he's always been a fan of mine, like I'm a fan of his," Dyer said.
"He did an interview once and he said that if they do a film, that he'd want me to play him, which I had to tell him that there's no way in the fucking world I'm going to do the Geordie accent, you know? But I was very touched and quite honoured, actually, that he would want me to play him.
"I'm 45 now, so I don't know if I'd play a younger Paul. But the fact I was even in his thoughts humbles me."