Paul Gascoigne rates fishing skills highly ahead of Italian I'm A Celebrity stint

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 5 March 2021
Paul Gascoigne

Paul Gascoigne

Paul Gascoigne is convinced his fishing skills will serve him well when he appears on the Italian version of 'I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here'

Paul Gascoigne thinks his fishing skills will serve him well on the Italian version of 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here'.

The former footballer is currently isolating in Honduras, where 'L'Isola dei Famosi' will be filmed in a couple of weeks' time, and believes his biggest asset to the camp is his angling skills.

He said: "I’m good at fishing ... My best quality is that I can make people laugh and I’m always laughing."

And Paul is said to be "in top form" ahead of his time on the programme.

A source in Italy told The Sun newspaper's Bizarre TV column: "Paul is in top form. He told producers he has spent lockdown in England keeping fit by running and cycling, and it’s certainly paid off. He looks phenomenal and has a physique any man half his age would be proud of."

And it was previously revealed Paul has been taking intensive Italian lessons ahead of the show.

The insider said: "Paul has a basic grasp of Italian and he can make himself understood. But what we really want to avoid is having subtitles too often as that would ruin it. The idea is to get him up to a good conversational level so he can talk with the other competitors.

"We are expecting some exciting TV from Paul ... The women on the island are all very attractive and range in ages from 22 to 53 – the same age as Paul – and most of them are single. It should make a fascinating watch to see how Paul interacts with these women who are very opinionated and have strong views."

Paul is well known in Italy for playing for Rome football club Lazio in the 1990s.

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