Bovingdon beast tamer boasts TV, commercial and Hollywood film credits

Mark Amey of Bovingdon's Ameyzoo has created three unique challenges for the ITV2 panel show Celebrity Juice, hosted by Keith Lemon.
Mark Amey of Bovingdon's Ameyzoo has created three unique challenges for the ITV2 panel show Celebrity Juice, hosted by Keith Lemon.

Fans of crude comedy panel show Celebrity Juice may have spotted a familiar face from Bovingdon during Thursday night’s ITV2 episode.

Mark Amey of exotic pet store Ameyzoo appeared during the Keith vs Beast round, in which character-actor host Keith Lemon takes on an animal in a physical challenge.

Mark is the brains behind three of the series’ challenges – one in which Keith has to outstare an eagle owl, a forthcoming cup-and-ball task against a ferret, and last week’s race against a Harris hawk in which Mark himself also appeared on screen.

But organising bizarre tasks for moustachioed television presenters isn’t all Mark has been up to – he can also boast animal-training credits for new Renault and Smirnoff commercials, as well as working on forthcoming Ridley Scott movie Exodus. Although he is keeping details of the latter close to his chest, Mark has revealed: “What I had to do was life-threateningly dangerous.”