“When I saw the snake I told them they were having a laugh.” “The snake’s head was bigger than my hand. “The camera man had to rest the camera on his knee because he was bent over double laughing so much. “I didn’t want to do it, and I just went to pieces.
“I kept thinking of myself on the news, getting strangled by a python on TV.“But I thought to myself that I can’t let the Brummies down back home.
“I went to grab it and it went for me. It throttled me.”
When the python attacked him, the cameras were still running. His face was turning red but he eventually managed to remove the python from around his neck.
Craig was approached by TV producers back in October who invited him to audition for the show.