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Robert Kilroy-Silk was a 66-year-old TV presenter and politician when he became a contestant on I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here.

Robert Kilroy-Silk was the first contestant to be voted off I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here in 2008.

He was born Robert Silk in 19 May 1942 in Birmingham. His father Bill, a Royal Navy stoker, was killed when Robert Kilroy-Silk was less than 2 years old.

He was educated at Saltley Grammar School and the London School of Economics.

Robert Kilroy-Silk married Jan Beech, the daughter of a shop steward, and they have two children, Dominic and Natasha. In 1990, Dominic spent time in Ford open prison after pleading guilty to a mortgage fraud.

By the time of I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here, Robert Kilroy Silk and his wife had been together for nearly fifty years.

Robert Kilroy-Silk taught political philosophy in Liverpool before becoming the Labour MP for Ormskirk, in 1974.

Kilroy-Silk then represented Knowsley North and served on Labour's frontbench as a home affairs spokesman.

It was revealed that Kilroy-Silk had fathered a secret "love child" whilst he was an MP.

Kilroy-Silk left politics to present the BBC's Kilroy show, a daytime talk show originally called Day by Day.

Robert Kilroy-Silk left the job after causing controversy by writing about Arabs in a newspaper article as "suicide bombers, limb amputators, women repressors".

Robert Kilroy-Silk became an MEP with the UK Independence Party (UKIP), however he fell out with them in 2005 and set up a new political party, Veritas.



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