MAD-keen angler Paul Gascoigne has already nominated himself as camp provider on the upcoming Italian version of I’m A Celebrity.
Paul Gascoigne has already nominated himself as camp provider on the upcoming Italian version of I’m A CelebrityCredit: Splash News
Fishing fanatic Gazza says he will be able to use his angling skills to supply food for his glamorous campmatesCredit: SNS Group
Before stepping on the plane, he posed up in a pink blazer and dark trousers, looking in peak health after a year-long fitness battle.
A source in Italy said: “Paul is in top form. He told producers he has spent lockdown in England keeping fit by running and cycling, and it’s certainly paid off.
Gazza will be joined by an Italian fashion heiress, a model and an actress, among others, for the show
“He looks phenomenal and has a physique any man half his age would be proud of.”
Asked what he could offer his 14 campmates in the Central American country, Gazza said: “I’m good at fishing.”
He added so long as there was chocolate and football he would be happy.
The ex-England midfielder, who passed a series of strict medical and mental tests in order to appear on the show, said: “My best quality is that I can make people laugh and I’m always laughing.”
Gazza said: ‘My best quality is that I can make people laugh and I’m always laughing’Credit: PA:Empics Sport
Asked what he could offer his 14 campmates on the show, Gazza said: ‘I’m good at fishing’Credit: Action Images – Reuters
His love of fishing led him to join the hunt for killer Raoul Moat in 2010, when he said he wanted to save him.
Despite struggling with his own addiction, he told a taxi driver to take him to Rothbury, Northumberland, where police were hunting for the ex-con.
Gazza said: “I just remember I was in a taxi, I had a fishing rod, some chicken, four cans of lager and a fishing jacket.”
Police denied him access to Moat, who shot himself dead.
The midfield maestro has been a keen angler since he was a youngsterCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd
As a youngster Gazza would often spend days on end by the waterside in his native North EastCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd
Gazza, who played for Italian side Lazio in the early 90s, will be joined by an Italian fashion heiress, a model and an actress, among others, for the show.
Last night, former Miss Italy Carolina Stramare, 22, pulled out of the show citing personal family health reasons.
Gazza and the others have all been tested for Covid on a daily basis.
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