Rod Blagojevich to Star on NBC Reality Show
Disgraced former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich is planning to flee the country… and the cameras will be following. Blagojevich will appear as a contestant on NBC’s I’m a Celebrity… Get me Out of Here! When it airs on the network this June, pending permission from a judge.
“Rod Blagojevich will be a participant on the show pending the court's approval,” NBC said in a statement.
The series is set to tape next in Costa Rica.
Blagojevich pleaded "not guilty" to federal corruption charges Tuesday and the judge overseeing the case would have to loosen travel restrictions in order to let him travel to the Central American nation to tape the show.
Based on a British format, the show will take 10 “celebrities,” including Blago if things go as planned, and have them face off in Survivor-esque “challenges” for their favorite charity.
The other contestants and the charity Blagojevich plans to play for have not been announced.