CelebPoker Champ Stars in I’m A Celebrity USA

June 18, 2009

LONDON, June 18 /PRNewswire/ — CelebPoker’s resident Texas Hold ‘em
coach and established movie actor, Lou Diamond Phillips is playing a whole
new game this summer as the star of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me out of Here!

The former professional Poker player and star of Young Guns, who is now
the face of the CelebPoker.com Poker School, is proving a big hit in the
American version of the show, which also includes Stephen and Daniel Baldwin,
brothers of Alec, and Janice Dickinson, who was runner up in the British
series in 2007.

“It’s great to see Lou proving such a hit in I’m a Celebrity and we’re
hoping he’ll show the same staying power in the show that he’s demonstrated
at the Poker table,” said David Donovan, Chief Executive Officer of
CelebPoker.com. “He’s a really charismatic guy, which is why we chose him as
one of the faces of CelebPoker.com.”

The 47-year-old actor, who also directs movies and television shows,
entered the show when it began on June 1st and has been game for all the
challenges that the show’s producers have thrown him, beating all the other
contestants to win ‘Hang Tough’ a game that involved hanging from steel bars
above a tank of stagnant water.

“The team are all glued to the coverage of the show, which we can catch
over here on ITV2 and we’ve got our fingers crossed that Lou can win this
one,” added David, “In some ways it’s a bit like poker as you need to mask
your true feelings and hang in there if you want to win the big prize.”

When I’m a Celebrity comes to an end, Diamond Phillips will return to
work on the TV mini-series Love Takes Wing, which he is currently directing,
as well as a part in Stargate Universe and the lead role in paranormal movie,
The Invited.

Issued on behalf of CelebPoker.com by Julian Bewley

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