I’m A Celebrity’s Shane Richie’s drugs horror saw him plot armed robbery before arrest

c982844d e3d6 4385 8162 ad92e2dec473 eYFXIb
0
()

I’M A Celebrity’s Shane Richie plotted an armed robbery in the midst of his drugs horror.

The EastEnders star, 56, detailed his extreme reactions to cannabis and LSD after taking drugs for the first time.

c982844d e3d6 4385 8162 ad92e2dec473
Rex Features

Shane Richie revealed he nearly took part in an armed robbery

Shane wrote in his autobiography, Rags to Richie: “Growing up, I was well aware of the drugs scene, but the first time I tried a joint myself was at a Christmas party in 1978 when I was 14.

“A joint was being passed around nonchalantly and eventually it came to me.

“I took a drag and for a minute I thought I was going to lose all control of my bodily functions.

“My head was floating so high that I couldn’t work out if I was enjoying it or whether I was going to die.”

NINTCHDBPICT000621488227
Getty Images – Getty

He started taking drugs aged 14

Then a year later Shane took a tab of hallucinogenic drug LSD – which nearly ended in disaster after he believed he could fly.

He said: “I went to a party in a flat above a carpet store and I was given a tab of the stuff.

“Some of the carpets were stored in the spare room and I remember unravelling one and opening the window, thinking I’d got myself a flying carpet.

“Luckily, someone dragged me back from the window ledge and I never touched the stuff again.

c3aafc75 ef54 4510 85f8 bbffc5cdf154
Rex Features

Shane was homeless at the age of 16

“Of course, people had told me not to do it and warned me it could have that effect, but warnings weren’t enough for me.

“I needed to know for myself what it was like. I needed to put my hand into the fire.”

Then at the age of 16 Shane was homeless – and got caught up in a plan to rob a post office with a gun.

Speaking about the plan hatched by one of his friends, the star wrote: “He had it all planned and I was completely up for it, talking through the details again and again, until suddenly from nowhere he pulled out a gun.

NINTCHDBPICT000452150025
BBC

Shane is best known for his role as Alfie Moon on EastEnders

“To this day I don’t know if it was real or not. I just remember panicking.”

Shane decided to not get involved with the raid, but that didn’t stop him from getting into trouble with the police.

He was arrested for begging and charged with vagrancy just moments after walking away from the raid.

You may also like...  Susanna Reid abruptly cut off as GMB guest Johnny Rotten screams ‘let me finish’ in rant defending Donald Trump

He added: “I often think back to that night and how differently my life could have turned out.

4389827a b1a2 46d8 8208 8d55d939ce11
Rex Features

Shane is on this year’s I’m A Celeb

<!--googleoff: all-->
    <div class="sun-grid-container sun-grid-container--white">

<div class="sun-row ">
    <div class="col sun-col-6">

        <div class="rail rail--classic  rail--trending theme-showbiz" data-slide-count="4" data-slide-count-tablet="4">             <div class="swiper-container">

                <div class="rail__header">

                                        <h3 class="rail__title theme__after-color">Most read in Showbiz</h3>



                </div>


                <div class="swiper-pagination theme__swiper-pagination"></div>

                <div class="swiper-wrapper">

FIT FOR A KING


I’m A Celeb castle’s old glory revealed in images from 1946 property listing

BARE-LY FUNNY


Bake Off under fire again as fans complain about Noel Fielding’s dirty jokes

MARILYN HUN-ROE


Gemma Collins compared to Monroe as she shows off weight loss in glam shots

HOLLY PANIC


Holly Willoughby took time off This Morning after her kids suffered Covid scare

‘I WASN’T KIND’


Will Smith sobs as Fresh Prince costar relives ‘mistreatment’ by him on set

‘VERY LONELY’


This Morning tears over pensioner, 87, who says no one’s visited since MARCH

                <div class="swiper-button-prev theme__background-color-rgba-80"></div>
                <div class="swiper-button-next theme__background-color-rgba-80"></div>

            </div><!-- .swiper-container -->
        </div><!-- .rail .{rail} .swiper-video-rail .{theme-slug} -->

    </div><!-- .col .sun-col-6 -->
</div><!-- .sun-row .{row} .rail-video-index-->
</div> <!-- .sun-grid-container .sun-grid-container-{color} -->
<!--googleon: all-->

“If I had held up the post office and been caught I’d have ended up in jail and my career in showbiz would have been finished before it had even started.

“But what’s most frightening of al is the realisation that the only reason I backed out was because I panicked.”

    <!-- Start of Brightcove Player -->

                <div>
            <div>
                <video data-video-id="6211486337001" data-account="5067014667001" data-player="default" data-usage="cms:wordpress:5.4.3:1.7.0:javascript" data-embed="default" class="video-js" controls preload="none">
                </video>


            </div>
        </div>


    <!-- End of Brightcove Player -->

Source: Showbiz – latest celebrity news, gossip, photos, TV and film reviews | The Sun | Read More

Did you enjoy this post?

Click on a star to rate it!

Average rating / 5. Vote count:

No votes so far! Be the first to rate this post.