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Roy Keane: 'I've had the Celebrity Big Brother offers and the jungle stuff'

The Republic of Ireland assistant coach also revealed he’s not a fan of Gone Girl.

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ROY KEANE HAS revealed that he’s been approached to appear on reality TV shows Celebrity Big Brother and I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here and admitted he could be open to the idea in the future.

In a wide-ranging interview with ShortList magazine, the current Republic of Ireland and Aston Villa assistant coach was asked if he’d ever consider an acting career.

Well, I couldn’t see it, but I am more open to stuff now. I’ve had the Celebrity Big Brother offers and the jungle stuff. I met the jungle people, but I thought, ‘Nah, not for me’. But the more you say no, the more determined they are to get you , so who knows? There’s more to life than football.”

When asked for his views on former-team-mates Gary Neville and Paul Scholes’ recent transitions to TV punditry, Keane didn’t hold back.

“Certain papers write stories about Gary winning everyone over, and he’s writing for these same newspapers, y’know?

“People don’t realise Scholesy could have done [TV appearances] at United, but he couldn’t be arsed. People thought he was camera-shy; he just couldn’t be bothered. None of us liked doing interviews, but it was a responsibility of the dressing room, you shared the load. “Scholesy’s too humble to do it.” Well, he’s f*cking doing it now, isn’t he? Maybe there’s more money involved now. And I’d tell him this if he was sat here in front of me.”

Keane did reveal TV and film play an important role in him unwinding after a stressful day but that his last movie experience wasn’t too enjoyable.

Gone Girl. Rubbish. Absolute rubbish. I went with a couple of lads from the Irish team, but if I was on my own, honestly, I would’ve walked out.”

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