Former Ill. governor wants to join a reality show
Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who pleaded not guilty to corruption charges on Tuesday, wants to join a reality television series, starring celebrities in Costa Rica.
NBC's "I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!" is a program similar to CBS' "Survivor" -- contestants perform enduring physical tasks in the middle of a Costa Rican jungle, the Associated Press reported.
The obstacle for Blagojevich -- a federal judge must give permission for Blagojevich to leave the country.
Blagojevich currently faces 16 federal charges and close to 300 years in prison for corruption charges that included selling off President Barack Obama's Senate seat. The former governor was ordered to surrender his passport following his December arrest.
Following his impeachment, Blagojevich has kept himself busy. "Since his arrest, he has announced a deal to write a book, hosted a Chicago radio talk show and made the New York talk show circuit, chatting it up with everyone from David Letterman to the women of 'The View,'" the Associated Press reported.
Blagojevich could earn up to $80,000 per episode if he's given permission to join the reality television show.