David Mcintosh has taken a new job. The 24-year-old former Royal Marine commando who shot to fame as BQ Sex Siren "Tornado" on the British television series Gladiators is now a mercenary in Iraq, reports The Sun.
"The tattooed former Royal Marine earns £7,500 [$11,020] a month dodging bullets to protect supply lines to the US military.Last week he was nearly blown to bits by a roadside bomb in Basra. It's a far cry from his tongue-in-cheek TV role playing Gladiator villain Tornado. But David, 24, said the job was a "buzz" and the money will allow him to invest in a fitness firm. He said: 'Out here you could be killed any minute but I wouldn't change my job for the world. Gladiators was good but the money wasn't. Yes, I'm risking my life but this is what I was trained to do.'
[McIntosh] was a Marine for seven years and took a sabbatical to film Sky's revamped Gladiators. But when the series was axed last May he quit the Forces to became a freelance soldier. His first mission was protecting merchant ships from pirates off the coast of Somalia. Now he operates with ex-Special Forces troops patrolling Iraqi highways. Recalling the roadside bomb, he said: 'Luckily they detonated it seconds too soon. The main blast missed my vehicle. I've got used to getting hit with mortars, rockets and taking incoming fire so it doesn't really affect me.'"
Don't hurt his face. Or anything else.
In other Tornado news: A few months ago Miss England Rachel Christie punched Miss Manchester Sara Beverley Jones in the face. And yes, they were fighting over him. Miss England lost her crown over that fight.