Paul Gascoigne wants to go on I'm A Celeb

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 13 March 2013
Paul Gascoigne

Paul Gascoigne

Paul Gascoigne wants to take part in 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!', despite previously rejecting an approach to go on the show

Paul Gascoigne wants to take part in 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!'.

The troubled former soccer ace previously turned down an offer to take part in the reality contest but after completing a stint in a tough US rehab clinic, he is convinced the programme is just what he needs to help him in his battle to stay sober.

He said "They asked a while back but I wasn't right and said no.

"When sober, I'm up for anything, but when drinking I don't want to do anything.

"I won't say what they offered as other celebrities would complain they weren't given as much. But it was a lot.

"I've no problem eating insects and now I'd be there like a shot."

The 45-year-old sportsman, who is nicknamed Gazza, also admitted he and his friend, soccer star-turned-actor Vinnie Jones - who famously grabbed his pal's genitals during a game in 1988 - have been exploring the possibility of teaming up for a desert island survival show.

He told The Sun newspaper: "Vinnie asked if I want to go on to an island with just him, a gun and fishing rod.

"It would be good, but I'm not sure about letting him have a gun. He was bad enough when he grabbed my b******s, let alone a shotgun.

"It would be just me and him. I said, 'I don't mind that, Vinnie, but it won't be like f***ing 'Brokeback Mountain'.' He told me to 'f*** off.' "

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