Eagle-eyed I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! viewers may have noticed Shane Richie sporting a scar on his face during his nightly appearances on the ITV reality series.
The 56-year-old actor has a mark running from his right eyebrow to his forehead that was permanently etched onto his head some years ago.
The former EastEnders actor previously explained that he acquired the scar after getting into a nasty bust-up during his raucous days as a Pontins Bluecoat.
Shane claimed he was thrown through a glass door after being accused of flirting with another man's girlfriend .
Shane Richie has a permanent scar on his face
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Writing about the incident in his book Rags to Richie, the actor said he blamed a former pal of his called Goz.
“I’ve been asked many times: 'Shane how did you get that scar on your head?'" he noted.
“I like to blame Goz. One night he managed to get his hands on a blue movie. We’d arranged to meet some girls in their chalet to watch it. As I picked up the video I turned off the lights and heard a voice saying: “Oi, Bluecoat, come here, you tosser.”
Former ladies man Shane said he immediately knew that the man yelling was the boyfriend of a lady he had been speaking to at the holiday camp.
Shane says he was quite the ladies man in his days as a Bluecoat
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“I decided to brazen it out,” Shane said.”I shouted ‘come on, let’s have it. You and me now. What I didn’t see was his mates standing in the shadows behind him. I legged it at top speed keeping one hand on the video.
“But when I came up to the glass double doors of the ballroom in the hotel one of the guys had caught up with me. He shoved me in the back sending me headfirst through the glass. It split my forehead open and I fell on the floor where the lads gave me a good kicking.
"But I never let go of the video," he joked.
Shane is now happily married to wife Christine Goddard
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Elsewhere in his 2004 memoir, Shane recalled the time he enjoyed a drug-fuelled orgy with six Essex girls while working as a Bluecoat.
The Alfie Moon star used to work at Pontins Holiday Park in the Isle of Wight aged 16 and claimed he bedded lots of women during his time as an employee.
The ruthless soap star said he lost his virginity at 12-years-old.
He also claimed to have once had a threesome with a mother and her daughter after chatting them up at bingo and assuming they were sisters.
The star said he was "in a hurry to finish" so he could brag about the night to his pals – which he did with a huge smile on his face.
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