Paul Gascoigne says I’m A Celeb Italy stint was ‘therapy’ ahead of shoulder injury op

Paul Gascoigne says I’m A Celeb Italy stint was ‘therapy’ ahead of shoulder injury op

June 14, 2021

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Football legend Paul Gascoigne was a great signing for the Italian version of I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here!, which he filmed this Spring.

From jumping out of a helicopter, to going without his beloved ciggies and coffee, it was certainly a challenge for the 54-year-old.

And when OK! caught up with Gazza at an exclusive shoot in his Dorset home, he told us the experience was like "therapy."

"So, it was in Honduras and it was tough," he said.

"The first few days were really tough, but then you get used to it. It was hard – no cigarettes, no coffee, no food," he continued. "It was a challenge for all of us, but we just had to get on with it."

"We had to hunt for our own food – though it felt like there was no food to hunt! You were given a little fishing line and I caught a barracuda, so that was OK."

Due to the limited food available, Paul lost an incredible stone and a half. He tells us: "I’m trying to put it back on. I’ve been eating like a pig!"

This doesn't appear to have put Gazza off appearing on the UK series though.

He told OK!: “It was very tough, but it was good for me and I’m glad I did it. Now I want to do the Australian one!

"It would be a breeze – it’s only three weeks, and the Italy one was 12 weeks."

Paul has even thought about who his dream campmates would be and says: "Ian Wright or David Seaman."

The former England and Spurs ace has also set his sights on a whole host of challenge based reality shows once he's overcome his health problems.

"I would like to do SAS or a Bear Grylls show, but I need to get my shoulder and hip sorted out," he says.

"I slipped and broke my neck doing Strictly Ice Dancing. I have screws in my neck now. I’m falling to bits."

Read Paul's full interview – and see all the pictures from our exclusive shoot! – here.

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