Jimmy Bullard doing I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here! for cash
Jimmy Bullard is said to have agreed to appear on 'I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here' after losing £625,000 in an investment scheme which is now being investigated for fraud
Jimmy Bullard reportedly signed up for 'I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!' after losing £625,000.
The former Hull City footballer arrived in Australia yesterday (12.11.14) ahead of the start of the reality series this weekend and it's now emerged he agreed to appear after losing the huge sum in a failed get-rich-quick scheme.
The 36-year-old star - who was hoping for a return of 20 per cent a month from his investment but has yet to get a penny back - is now said to be fighting to get the money back while an investigation into fraud has been launched.
Jimmy - who is believed to be earning £100,000 from his upcoming stint in the jungle - reportedly told a friend that he'd "been done out of a lot of money".
A source told The Sun newspaper: "The money isn't normally anywhere near enough for Premier League footballers.
"Losing so much cash explains why he was keen to go."
Jimmy - along with former Tottenham Hotspur footballer Robbie Keane and two ex-England international players - are said to have been told that they would be part of an exclusive scheme run by top City financiers who make large sums of money by investing in fast-growing companies.
They are reported to have been approached by former Coventry and Scotland star Michael McIndoe on behalf of the scheme.
Victims who lost investments ranging from £100,000 to £625,000 are said to have contacted police earlier this year and Scotland Yard has confirmed it is investigating fraud allegations.