The 46-year-old, Australian Cricket legend Shane Warne was bitten by a juvenile anaconda on the Australia’s TV reality show “I’m a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here”. Shane Warne was bit by a snake on the head while performing the stunt of dipping his head in the box with snake. The snake was non-venomous juvenile anaconda; Shane Warne escaped unhurt with just a few marks. It is reported to not be a serious injury and he might not get any scars as well.
As part of the show format contestants have to live in a jungle and perform various tasks to be crowned as the winner. The episode which was telecasted on Thursday on Channel Ten shows Shane Warne to put his head into the boxes filled with African clawed frogs, scorpions, Madagascan hissing cockroaches and rats as part of the show’s “Tucker Trial”.
After that Shane was asked to face his biggest fear – snakes. He was asked to duck his head in to the box with a resting anaconda.
Show’s host Chris Brown warned Shane beforehand saying “You were just in with those rats for a long period of time. They may see you as being food”.
The words have come true as the non-venomous bit Shane on the head; he was given first aid and is being monitored for infection.
“Shane has made no secret that snakes are one of his greatest fears so it’s amazing that after being bitten he bravely continued with the trial… When Shane puts his mind to a task, he won’t let anything stop him”, said an executive producer of the show told News Corp Australia.
The Australian Cricket legend is being paid an estimated $2.1 million to appear in the show, according to reports in Australia. Shane had also hit the news last week over his comments about humans being evolved from aliens dismissing the theory of evolution.