Ian Wright has landed in Australia ahead of the launch of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! but is denying he’s signed up to take part in the series.
The former footballer was photographed in Brisbane airport pushing a trolley loaded with suitcases as he made his way through arrivals, however, he’s insisting that he’s not jetted Down Under for the ITV show.
Instead, Ian has claimed that he caught a plane to Oz to visit former striker Robbie Fowler, who now coaches league club Brisbane Roar.
‘I’m here to see Robbie Fowler,’ Ian said. ‘I’m doing some training with the Brisbane Roar.’
When asked how likely it is that he’d win the competition, Ian told The Sun: ‘Win what? I don’t know how many other players are in the golf tournament.
‘All you can do is play your best and hope that you bring the right stuff on the day.’
Hmm… we still have our suspicions.
Ian was first linked to this year’s I’m A Celebrity when Match Of The Day co-star Gary Lineker dropped a series of jungle-related hints during last week’s episode.
Since then, 2018 winner Harry Redknapp shared some key bits of advice with the sportsman, urging him to ‘keep calm’.
‘He’s got a short fuse,’ Harry told the Mirror. ‘I played golf with him the other day and he threw a bit of a wobbler with another player.’
The 72-year-old continued: ‘You have to bite your tongue in the camp. It’s hard. You can get tetchy as there’s nothing to do. It gets boring.’
Meanwhile, fellow footballer Mark Bright revealed some of Ian’s biggest fears during a visit to Good Morning Britain.
‘I’d vote for him to do every task,’ Mark said.
‘He’s scared of the dark, he’s scared of everything! He puts the light on… ‘I don’t want to go into too much detail.’
I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! returns next Sunday at 9pm on ITV.
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