Linford Christie almost quit 'I'm A Celeb...'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 2 December 2010
Linford Christie

Linford Christie

Linford Christie thought about quitting 'I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here!' before his elimination from the show on Tuesday night (30.11.10) because he was so hungry

Linford Christie thought about quitting 'I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here!'.

The Olympic gold medallist - who was voted off the ITV1 show on Tuesday (30.11.10) - admitted he found it tough sticking it out in the jungle and considered leaving on a number of occasions because he was so hungry.

He said: "There were definitely times when I wanted to walk. You realise your loved ones are in Australia and you want to see them. There are also times when you're hungry and it's tough. You're used to having the luxury of opening your fridge and having whatever food you want.

"We take a lot of things for granted in this world. Even having no seasoning on your food and having no salt is tough."

While he doesn't think he would have been able to last four more days until Saturday's (04.12.10) final, the athlete thought it would have been wrong to walk out on his fellow celebrities.

Linford added to Digital Spy: "I'm not sad I didn't make the final. To be honest, I didn't go into the jungle to win. I went in there to have an experience and a good time. I would have to be in the camp for four more days to last until the final, but it would have been hell. I don't think I would've lasted four more days.

"Everyone who is left behind now feels exactly the same way I did. They just have to hang in there. It would be wrong to walk because you've endured the worst times. You might as well sit it out and see what happens."

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