David Ginola is hoping to lose six kilos (13lbs) in three weeks during his I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! stint.
The footballing legend, 54, is among the line-up for the upcoming ITV series, and will be joining Richard Madeley, Louise Minchin and Danny Miller in Gwrych Castle, in Wales.
And he already has his role in camp picked out, as he raved about his chef skills.
Speaking ahead of the series launch on November 21, the athlete admitted he wasn’t that fussed about the limited diet in the castle as he wants to slim down.
‘I enjoy cooking at home and I will be hoping to add some garlic and rosemary to the food,’ he said.
‘And rice and beans is perfect for me as I have put on six kilos over the past three months and I think it will be interesting to see if I can lose six kilos in three weeks!
‘Because we have been in lockdown many times over the past two years, being locked in a Castle for I’m A Celebrity won’t be an issue for me.’
While we can’t wait to see how David takes to life in Gwrych Castle, partner Maeva Denat has expressed her fears over his I’m A Celeb stint, following his health scare in 2016.
The pundit collapsed on the pitch while taking part in a charity football match in 2016 and suffered a heart attack.
He was clinically dead until paramedics were able to revive him with a defibrillator, and later underwent a six-hour quadruple bypass operation to save his life.
In a chat with the Sun, Maeva stressed: ‘My biggest fear is he goes away and then something happens. I dread the thought of him not coming home.’
David previously spoke of the ordeal and shared harrowing details of his health battle.
‘I swallowed my tongue and my friends fought to get it out of my throat, but my teeth kept clamping down on their fingers,’ he told the Mirror.
‘Someone called the emergency services and they said, “Forget the tongue, he is dead, his heart has stopped, you need to concentrate on pumping his chest.”
‘My heart stopped for eight minutes at least. There was no pulse. I was dead. Then the air ambulance arrived, and they hooked me up to a defibrillator.
‘They sent three electric shocks to my chest and when the third didn’t work they started to lose hope.’
Thankfully his heart started again after the fourth shock, which left everyone ‘crying and cheering’.
I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! begins on Sunday on ITV.
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