I’M A CELEBRITY Get Me Out of Here contestant Emily Atack faced tragedy when her famous uncle ‘died on stage’, but who is he?
Emily’s uncle is former Phoenix Nights star Ted Robbins, famous for playing Den Perry in the TV show.
There was an audience of 25,000 people present to watch the recording which was written by Peter Kay.
Ted had a heart attack during the performance and was declared clinically dead before two audience members came to his aid.
He was taken to hospital and regained consciousness on the ward, where niece Emily was waiting for him, holding his hand.
“When you’re an old man like me and your niece is an attractive young woman, you think: ‘Oh, I don’t want to watch Emily in a bikini under the waterfall.’”