Billy's naked bungee

Connolly gets his kit off - again

Billy Connolly has stripped again - this time for a televised bungee jump.

The comic, who famously streaked around Piccadilly Circus for Comic Relief, took part in a 400ft naked leap in New Zealand today.

His stunt - in which he achieved speeds of 80mph - was filmed his latest World Tour television series, but photographers were barred from the site in Queenstown.

The 61-year-old told the Southland Times: "It was lovely ... the best."

"I usually dance bare bum, but I was looking for something different so I thought I'd try bungee

"I thought it would be like parachuting, you know, I've never done freefall ... it was sublime, the bounce at the bottom was incredible."

Connolly also filmed scenes on his prized three-wheeler Road Warrior bike, and took a helicopter ride over the local fiords.

Published: 6 Feb 2004

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