Boxing champ facing up to spider fears
Khan joins group for jungle challenge
The official line-up for this year’s I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! has been confirmed by ITV.
Boxer Amir Khan, Coronation Street actress Jennie McAlpine and Hollyoaks actor Jamie Lomas are among the stars going into the jungle for the reality TV series, along with Boris Johnson’s father Stanley Johnson, Made In Chelsea’s Georgia “Toff” Toffolo and Saturdays singer Vanessa White.
Comedian Shappi Khorsandi, YouTube personality Jack Maynard, ex-footballer Dennis Wise and Rebekah Vardy, the wife of footballer Jamie Vardy, will also take part in the programme, which begins on Sunday.
Amir Khan has said he expects I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! to be more difficult than boxing and he will “definitely” scream if he sees a spider.
The sports star, 30, is among the 10 celebrities heading into the Australian jungle for the new series, which begins on Sunday. The former world champion said: “I am one guy who hates spiders. Whenever I see a spider at home, I get my sister to move it. I just don’t deal with it.
“I hope I don’t come across any of them when I am in the jungle but I know I am going to. Will I scream? Yes definitely, but maybe this is the time where I face my phobias! I also hate snakes and heights too.”
He said he “can’t really cook” but would rather attempt it than “face the spiders”.
Khan also said he is keen to get “away from the world” and be separated from his phone for a while for a change of pace, adding: “That said, this is going to be harder than facing an opponent in a boxing match because it is out of my comfort zone.
The cast of this year’s I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!