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Lembit Opik's Biography

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Lembit Opik was born on 2 March 1965 in Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland.

He studied philosophy at Bristol University and speaks fluent Estonian and German.

Lembit Opik was the Liberal Democrat MP for Montgomeryshire in Wales from 1997 until 2010, when he was beaten by the Conservative Glyn Davies in a surprise swing.

After he lost his seat Lembit Opik explored a career in stand-up comedy.

On April 13 1998, Lembit Opik had a paragliding accident and fell about 80 feet, breaking his back, ribs, sternum and jaw.

He has a pilot's license.

Lembit Opik has appeared on numerous TV shows including Celebrity Apprentice, Celebrity Come Dine With Me and Who Wants to be a Millionaire?

In 2010, he became a celebrity on I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here. Lembit Opik was the second celebrity to be voted off I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here.

His ex-fiancee Sian Lloyd also appeared on I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here, but was the first celebrity voted off in the second series of the show broadcast in 2003.

Lembit Opik was also engaged to Gabriela Irimia of the The Cheeky Girls.

However in October 2010, Opik revealed in Hello that he was dating 21-year old Merily McGivern.

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