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Sir Richard Branson jumps naked out of bed, straight into cactus

Jonathan Warren

25.08.2011

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108750403Billionaire and master of many trades, Sir Richard Branson, has appealed for a little space and understanding following a naked encounter with a cactus bush, which occurred after his house caught fire in a tropical rainstorm earlier this week. As the self-made mogul raced towards the fire that burned his huge property to the ground on his private island retreat, he got a nasty surprise and probably wished he had stayed in bed for a little longer. Writing on his company blog, Sir Richard wrote: "I tried to get some sympathy for the fact that I'd jumped out of bed naked and rushed to the Great House in pitch darkness and hurricane-force winds and ran straight in to a cactus bush." Sympathy, however, was "not forthcoming", though with the title of hero of the hour falling to English rose and actress Kate Winslet, who proved her heroine credentials by quitting her own slumber and carrying Branson's 90-year-old mum to safety.

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