Shaun Ryder

Shaun Ryder

Shaun Ryder is going to hunt aliens for a new TV show.

He'll try to separate fact from fiction and meet odd characters, some of whom make him look sane. It will be revelatory but funny.

The Happy Mondays singer has signed up to front History Channel series 'Shaun Ryder On UFOs' on which he will travel the world looking for extra-terrestrial activity.

Among the countries the former 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!' star visits are Peru, Chile and Australia.

A source told The Sun newspaper: "He'll try to separate fact from fiction and meet odd characters, some of whom make him look sane. It will be revelatory but funny."

The 49-year-old musician - who was renowned for his hard-partying lifestyle in the 80s and 90s - has previously claimed he spotted a spacecraft in his hometown of Salford, Manchester, and that close encounter of the third kind sparked a life-long interest in aliens.

He said: "I've seen a couple of things which defy explanation. They were not craft from this planet.

"It was in the late 70s in Salford. Lots of other people - including police officers - saw it too. Darting craft that came close and then zoomed off.

"I'm not kidding you, I am convinced they were UFOs. A lot of people would say, 'Why would extraterrestrials from an advanced civilisation come to Salford?' Well, there's quite a lot you can learn about humanity in Salford.

"It was very strange and it has stayed with me. And no, I wasn't off my head."


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