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Friday 26 December 2014

Chipmunk 'tired' after lost tour

Chipmunk said he'd never do the challenge again
Chipmunk said he'd never do the challenge again

Chipmunk has sworn "never again" after a week-long challenge to get around the country for £20.

The London rapper admitted he was "tired" after hitting the road for Live And Lost With BlackBerry, where he had to rely on his fans to help him find his way to secret gigs and to provide accommodation after being dropped in a remote location with only £20 and a BlackBerry Bold 9900 smartphone.

"It was literally as I expected - to be staying in strangers' houses and meeting all different kinds of people," he said.

"I definitely wouldn't do it again. I enjoyed the week for what it was but never again."

Chipmunk, whose real name is Jahmaal Noel Fyffe, admitted his biggest challenge was staying at fans' homes: "I'm a homely person so I don't like to stay at other people's houses. Having to bathe and sleep in their house, that just gets to me."

The 20-year-old had to complete various tasks including eating black pudding, feeding animals on a farm and cooking for fans.

"Eating black pudding was the hardest thing I had to do. That's my first and last time. Being dropped in a farm wasn't nice," he said.

"I knew everything before I went on, and it is that mad. The best part of it was being able to connect with my fans - that's the be-all and end-all. I don't normally get the opportunity to do things for my fans and that was fun. I got to cook for them, play football with someone's little brother."

:: Chipmunk's Live And Lost adventures can be seen on T4 on October 23 and www.blackberry.com/liveandlost.

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