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Now it's Alex Reid's turn to cash in...Posted on Thu, Nov 19, 2009 at 7:43 am
by IDMA Editor
By Ben Todd
Katie Price's boyfriend Alex Reid has followed in his famous girlfriend's footsteps by securing his own TV series.
Cagefighter Reid, 34, who has been dating the glamour model for four months, is to star in Alex Reid: The Fight of His Life on Bravo.
The series will follow Reid – who recently admitted that he enjoyed cross-dressing – as he prepares for a world title fight against current middle-weight World Champion Tom ‘Kong’ Watson. Katie Price
Fighting champion: Alex Reid, seen at Lillywhites in Picadilly yesterday hosting a demonstration, is set to star in a show following his different fighting techniques.
It will feature six hour-long shows before showing the all-important bout in a three-hour special.
The programme will watch as Reid travels the world learning different fighting techniques as he prepares for the biggest fight of his career.
Reid, formerly an actor who once appeared in Channel 4 show Hollyoaks, will take part in martial arts traditions and tournaments from hand-to-hand Kushti Wrestling to the pressure point skill of Marma Adi in India.
Reid will also learn the art of ‘drunken’ fighting where you confuse your opponent into dropping their guard and be taught the lethal, military, self-defense martial art, Krav Maga.
As a result of his relationship with Katie, Reid has become Britain’s highest-profile cagefighter. Katie Price
Cash cow: Alex is following in the footsteps of reality TV star girlfriend Katie Price.
He has fought in 21 Mixed Martial Arts bouts and has been a European Champion – but has never held a world title.
A delighted Reid said: “I'm over the moon to have been given this opportunity to do what I love most."
"There will be no glitz and no glamour; for me it’s just business."
"I can’t wait to throw myself into learning new skills and bringing something new to the octagon. No doubt there’ll be blood, sweat and frustrations along the way but I just want to get stuck in."
Katie Price, meanwhile, is to become the first star return to the jungle for the new series of I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!
She has been paid a record-breaking £350,000 to go into the jungle, even though she is being allowed to arrive late in the jungle because of previous commitments in Los Angeles, California.