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I'm A Celebrity: Paul Burrell reveals details of his sex life while a royal butler

The former butler to Queen Elizabeth II revealed he used to take dates back to Buckingham Palace.

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Paul Burrell has said he used to take dates back to Buckingham Palace when serving as a footman. (ITV/Lifted Entertainment)

Paul Burrell has revealed used to take dates back to Buckingham Palace while serving as footman to the late Queen Elizabeth II.

The 64-year-old former royal servant - who was also butler to Princess Diana - opened up about his sex life to his fellow campmates on I'm A Celebrity South Africa.

Burrell revealed: "I used to take dates back to the palace. I tell you what, the biggest card you could ever pull, is you go out into London, you find a date, you say, 'Would you like to come back to my place?' They say, 'Yeah, of course.'

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"You get a taxi, you whisper to the taxi, 'Take me to Buckingham Palace,' You get there, you get out and they say, 'I thought you were taking me home with you.' I said, 'I have.' "

Former butler to Diana, Princess of Wales Paul Burrell with his wife Maria and sons Alex (left) and Nicky outside Buckingham Palace where Mr Burrell had been presented with the Royal Victorian Medal by the Queen   (Photo by John Stillwell - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
Paul Burrell was married to Maria Cosgrove for 32 years. (Getty Images)

Burrell came out as gay after divorcing his wife Maria Cosgrove - with whom he shares two sons - in 2016, after 32 years of marriage.

The reality TV star - who was runner-up on I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! in 2004 – married husband Graham Cooper, 60, in 2017.

Burrell and 68-year-old American model Janice Dickinson also opened up to their campmates about sex in their 60s.

Dickinson said: "We're still kicking and we're still horny as hell!"

Shaun Ryder, Helen Flanagan, Phil Tufnell, Jordan Banjo, Carol Vorderman, Paul Burrell, Amir Khan, Janice Dickinson and Fatima Whitbread: I'm A Celebrity: South Africa (ITV/Lifted Entertainment)
Shaun Ryder, Helen Flanagan, Phil Tufnell, Jordan Banjo, Carol Vorderman, Paul Burrell, Amir Khan, Janice Dickinson and Fatima Whitbread are all contestants on I'm A Celebrity: South Africa (ITV/Lifted Entertainment)

Boxer Amir Khan asked "Do you still get horny at 64?"

Burrell exclaimed: "Every day!"

Dickinson added: "That s*** never stops."

Burrell recently revealed he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer.

Paul Burrell and husband Graham Cooper attends the launch of Peter Street Kitchen on October 11, 2018 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Carla Speight/Getty Images)
Paul Burrell and husband Graham Cooper. (Getty Images)

The former royal butler was diagnosed with cancer after going for medical check up for I'm A Celebrity.

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Burrell told ITV's Lorraine: “This isn’t about me is it? It’s about the big picture – it’s about my hubby, Coop. It’s about our relationship, the way forward, so I had to talk about all of that. That’s a very important part of the jigsaw.”

I'm A Celebrity... South Africa begins on ITV at 9pm on Monday 1 May.

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