I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! contestant Hollie Arnold is glad she’s one of the lesser known celebrities headed to Wales for this year’s series.
The Paralympic athlete is one of the 10 contestants on the line-up, bracing themselves for the freezing cold castle.
Addressing her low-key celebrity status, Hollie told Metro.co.uk: ‘I’m like the underdog really. I’m probably not particularly well-known among whoever is going in.
‘But it’s exciting for me to give the public a chance to get to know the real Hollie and explain some of my stories and what I’ve been through and how I’ve got there. I think it’s kind of great.
For those wanting to know who Hollie is, keep reading because we’ve got you covered.
Who is Hollie Arnold MBE?
Hollie Arnold MBE is a British parasport athlete.
The 26-year-old sportswoman holds an impressive set of accolades including Paralympic, World, Commonwealth and European Gold medals in the F46 javelin event.
Hollie first competed at the Paralympics at just 14-years-old, making her the youngest Brit at the Summer Paralympic Games in Beijing in 2008.
She finished 11th in the women’s F42-46 javelin.
Four years later, Hollie competed at the London 2012 Summer Paralympics, landing fifth place.
In 2016 she won gold at the Summer Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, setting a world record with a throw of 43.01 metres.
Hollie beat her record two years later, throwing an impressive 44.43 metres.
Although born in Grimsby, she now lives and trains in Loughborough.
Hollie hopes her stint will inspire viewers to follow their dreams.
‘I don’t want it to be about my disability,’ she said. ‘Yes I have a missing arm and I’m in the Paralympics but I want to show people nothing stops me and it shouldn’t stop anyone else.’
I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! begins on Sunday at 9pm on ITV.
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