Former England back-rower James Haskell to appear in I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! on ITV from Sunday 17 November
James Haskell to appear in I’m a Celebrity…
The latest line-up for I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! has been announced and a familiar face is on the ticket. Former England, Wasps, Northampton, Stade Français and Highlanders back-row James Haskell will be dropped into camp in Australia.
The survival-themed reality TV show will begin on ITV from Sunday 17 November. And Haskell is not the only former athlete in the cast – ex-Arsenal and England striker Ian Wright is there, alongside Olympic gold medalist Caitlyn Jenner.
Telling ITV his reasons for joining the show, Haskell said: “I’m going in the Jungle to have a fun time but I’ve always done this lad bravado kind of thing and actually I am really different.
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“The mental side of things can be very tough and I am going in with an open mind. I also think there will be an expectation that I will be good at challenges as maybe I look the part physically but I might be absolutely terrified!”
Last year, former Wales back-rower Andy Powell told WalesOnline that he was close to joining I’m a Celeb…. He said: “The show got in contact with my agent and we had a meeting in London about the prospect of me appearing this year.
“The producers said I was very close to going in but I think they went for a higher profile person instead.
“It went really well. They were keen and I’m really gutted I didn’t make it.”
Haskell is not the only rugby player starring on reality TV on ITV at the moment.
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