Friday, May 30, 2008

Christopher Knight Finally Runs Away With The Circus

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Christopher Knight is running away with the circus – better late than never.

Knight – known as Peter Brady from The Brady Bunch – is competing on Celebrity Circus, a reality series that challenges stars like Knight, Antonio Sabato Jr., and Stacey Dash to perform death-defying circus tricks live on TV each week.

As a kid, Knight says he never appreciated the three-ring circus and used to find circus clowns “creepy.”

He never had the desire to run away with the circus until he was older and saw Cirque du Soleil, but by then he thought his big top boat had sailed.

He explains, “I was about 25 when I saw Cirque du Soleil and I thought it was incredible! The stuff those performers do looks physically impossible. I wanted to run away with their circus, but thought I was too old.”

Now, at 50 years old, Knight is happy to join the TV circus, and has surprised himself with his sideshow skills.

Currently, he’s pretty good at the tight rope and hopes to master the trapeze by the end of the show.

Celebrity Circus premieres June 11 on NBC.

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