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Wanna know what records and books wild chargin' Cotty would take to a desert island? So did we! "Sounds great," responded the man himself, "If it's about dicks I'm into it... but I don't have an iPod or really listen to music, and I haven't read a book since I was 25." So, instead he listed 10 essential items he'd take to that island. Great! After all, there's only so much listening to pro surfers crap on about their favourite Smiths album you can take, right?

1. DONJOY KNEE BRACE (£630)

I’ve had my left knee reconstructed twice now, so I don’t leave home without it.

2. CLEAN SOCKS (£4.99 FOR 3 PAIRS)

Gotta have clean socks, not just for my feet, they have so many more uses.

3. HIGH SPF SUN SCREEN (£6.95)

My skin is so white, it’s almost blue. I’m definitely gonna need this.

4. KEG OF ST AUSTELL TRIBUTE REAL ALE (£97)

Can’t beat a bit of real ale, the tropics are nice, but let’s face it, they make forgettable beer.

5. BIG BIRD (£39.99)

My mate bought this massive yellow cuddly bird when I was in hospital for my second knee op, we developed an unhealthy relationship over the next 6 months of rehab and at times it was the only being I’d speak to for weeks at a time.

6. DVD BOX SET OF DEXTER (£39.99)

Love this series, it’s the only show I watch on Netflix.

7. LUBE (£4.99)

Multi-functional, always handy.

8. NACHOS FROM THE THATCH IN CROYDE (£8.95)

I’m no food expert, but this famous dish from the local pub in Croyde

is unbelievable.

9. CADBURYS MARVELLOUS CREATIONS 200G BAR (£2.49)

Have you ever tasted it? Dangerously addictive.

10. MY SIGNED PHOTO OF DAVID HASSELHOFF /TISSUES (PRICELESS)

He personally signed this for me after I worked on a show with him when he came to North Devon. I carry it on me everywhere I go and it’s always brought me good luck.

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