If you’re getting bored with the international break then there’s something a bit different available to football fans on Sunday night.

That’s because it’s the return of popular ITV show I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! – and Arsenal legend Ian Wright will appear on this series.

Wright, who scored 185 goals for the Gunners which has only been bettered by Thierry Henry, takes on a new challenge in the Australian jungle as he prepares for the show’s famous Bushtucker trials and roughing it alongside all sorts of creepy crawlies.

He goes in alongside the likes of former England rugby player and now-MMA fighter James Haskell, as well as reality TV star Caitlyn Jenner.

However, Wrighty is not the only former footballer to go on the show with Harry Redknapp going on last year… and winning.



Below you can see which other footballers taken part over the years.

John Fashanu

The former Wimbledon man was on the show in 2003 and was the contestant the British public voted to do pretty much all of the trials in the first week.

You wouldn’t be surprised if it was some of his enemies from his playing days that were the main culprits putting him up to them which saw ‘Fash’ having to confront his huge fear of heights while on his way to the trials.

He appeared to win over the viewers though as he finished runner-up in the series behind former England cricketer Phil Tufnell.

11. John Fashanu on Fash's Football Challenge

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Fash ruffled a few feathers when he was playing but acquitted himself pretty well in the jungle

Neil ‘Razor’ Ruddock

In the following series, former Tottenham, Southampton, Liverpool and West Ham player Ruddock entered the jungle.

He wasn’t too successful, however, as he was the third celeb to be voted off.

Ruddock did make it to the final of Celebrity Big Brother in 2013 and also made it to the final three of Celebrity Masterchef this year so he’s got much better at reality TV since.

We can’t believe Razor didn’t finish higher

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We can’t believe Razor didn’t finish higher

Rodney Marsh

One of the original Playboy footballers, Marsh was always going to cause controversy when he was on the show in 2007.

He was accused of making sexist jokes and frequently clashed with Lynne Franks, who is a campaigner on women’s issues.

The QPR legend was the fifth to be voted off in the series. A solid mid-table finish.

Jimmy Bullard

It was a long time before another ex-footballer came on the show with the extrovert Bullard appearing in 2014.

Bullard has developed a cheeky chappy image over the years but was actually the first celeb to get the boot by the viewers.

Kieron Dyer

Had he not been dogged by injury his whole career, the former Newcastle man could have been some player.

But you could say Dyer over-achieved when he was on I’m a Celeb in 2015 as he finished fourth even though he considered withdrawing early on in the process.

Dyer donated his fee to appear on the show to the Jude Brady Foundation, a charity that raises awareness of stillbirth and neonatal deaths.

Wayne Bridge

Former Chelsea defender Bridge was on the show the following year but fell just short of a place in the final.

He resisted the temptation to lift the lid on the scandal in which his ex-teammate John Terry allegedly had an affair with Bridge’s former long-term girlfriend Vanessa Perroncel.

Dennis Wise

Another member of Wimbledon’s ‘Crazy Gang’ in Wise appeared on I’m a Celeb.

He finished sixth in the 2017 series but had to dismiss suggestions he was bullying fellow celeb and talkRADIO host Iain Lee, something which both of them deny.

Harry Redknapp

The standout ex-footballer to appear on I’m a Celeb was former West Ham player Redknapp, who endeared himself to the viewers.

‘Arry, who is better known for his managerial days, was constantly cracking the jokes to his fellow campmates and won the hearts of the nation when he was re-united with wife Sandra a couple of days before the end of the series.

It was inevitable he would win.

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