From Neighbours to the chart-topping music career, from Joseph to the appearance on I'm A Celebrity that sealed our affection, Jason Donovan has captured the hearts of his adopted country and entertained us all along the way. This is his candid autobiography of his rollercoaster life. But behind the squeaky-clean popstar image was a man increasingly addicted to recreational drugs and on a spiralling downwards path until the love of a good woman pulled him through. Jason Donovan burst onto our TVs in the 80s as Scott Robinson from Neighbours, one half of TV couple Scott and Charlene with Kylie Minogue. Kylie and Jason became the celebrity couple of the eighties and released the number one Stock, Aitken and Waterman hit Especially For You in 1988. His pop career launched, Jason went on to sell over 30 million records worldwide and appeared in West End musicals such as Joseph and His Technicolour Dreamcoat and, more recently, The Rocky Horror Show. But just as Jason reached the pinnacle of his career, everything collapsed around him. When Jason sued style magazine The Face for calling him gay, the press tore him apart. Years of binge drug taking and partying to excess followed. In his frank and honest account of his life, Jason talks candidly about the drugs that nearly saw the end of his career, about his relationship with the princess of pop, Kylie Minogue, and how he finally got his own very happy ending with the woman who saved him, his partner Angela and their two children.
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Jason made his name as Scott Robinson in long-running Australian soap Neighbours, playing alongside his real-life partner Kylie Minogue. Especially For You, his duet with Kylie for Stock, Aitken and Waterman, was a number 1 single and Jason went on to be the biggest pop star of that time, with 17 hit singles in the UK between 1988 and 1993. He also enjoyed huge success as the leads in the stage musicals Joseph and His Technicolor Dreamcoat and The Rocky Horror Show. After years in the wilderness due to an ill-advised legal action and drug problems, Jason staged a magnificent return to our screens in I'm a Celebrity! Get Me Out of Here where he proved hugely popular and making the final three contestants.
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