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Naughty Boy Had A Huge Win On Deal Or No Deal Before He Became Famous

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Naughty Boy Had A Huge Win On Deal Or No Deal Before He Became Famous

Naughty Boy may be one of the contestants taking part in this year's I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!, but it turns out this isn't his first dalliance with British TV.

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Yup, long before the music producer was competing in challenges from a castle in Wales, he was trying to succeed on another popular programme.

The 36-year-old, whose real name is Shahid Khan, once appeared on Deal or No Deal, where he even told host Noel Edmonds about his ambition to make it big in music.

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And he didn't do badly, either, having walked away with a pretty incredible £44,000 after taking the banker's offer.

During the show, Khan told Edmonds: "I've always had a natural ability to make melodies since I was a kid but I never really utilised it."

Edmonds then asked if he wanted to 'help people' with his music, to which the aspiring star replied: "It could be a long way away, but I'm allowed to dream."

Credit: Channel 4
Credit: Channel 4
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The presenter later said Khan's game had been 'one of the most enjoyable' ones he could remember, adding: "It has been fascinating and I think you bring a real style and presence to this.

"I don't say this to everybody, but I really do mean it. I'm going to miss you."

Several years later, Khan said winning the money on the show helped give him 'time' to help him become a musician.

He told The Argus: "The money gave me two and a half years of not working. It bought me time. To be honest, money can only give you time unless you want to put it in an investment. I wanted to invest in myself to become a musician. I wanted to understand how to make music on a computer."

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According to The Mirror, it is believed Khan spent at least some of his money on recording equipment and building a studio in his mum's garden.

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Credit: Alamy

Since then, he has of course gone on to release a studio album - which came in at no. 2 in the UK charts - and won a MOBO award for track 'La La La'.

Khan revealed he'd tried to smuggle some spices into the I'm A Celeb castle, but they eventually got taken away.

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He told campmates: "I had whole organic spices so I crushed some and I put it in cling film and I put it in my sock,' he told them.

"I thought I was going to add it to the rice and beans and make it taste better but I asked them if it was ok if I used a bit because we're suffering enough as it is and they confiscated it."

Featured Image Credit: Channel 4/ITV

Topics: I'm a celebrity, Entertainment, TV and Film, UK Entertainment

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