Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 17 September 2014

Adlington 'scared of jungle swim'

Rebecca Adlington is one of the contestants on I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! this year

Former Olympic swimming champion Rebecca Adlington has admitted she is terrified of getting into the water in the new series of I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here.

The athlete, who won two gold medals at the Beijing Games in 2008 and is the world record holder in the 800m freestyle, said she did not want to swim in the jungle.

She said: "I don't mind swimming in the pool because I can see the bottom, there's a nice line there that's clear but swimming in anything where I can't see, that's dark, I just don't know what's underneath me, that is just terrifying."

Rebecca, who grew up in Mansfield, also said she was worried about sharing the jungle with fellow contestants who were "lazy" or "a little bit diva or showbiz".

ITV viewers will see her enter the jungle on Sunday with nine other contestants including talk show host Matthew Wright, reality star Joey Essex, snooker player Steve Davis and model Amy Willerton.

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting? customercare@belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Nightlife Galleries

More

Latest Entertainment News

Latest Music News

Latest Film & TV News

Latest Eating Out News

Horoscopes

Your Horoscopes by Russell Grant

Virgo:

Your partner may be irresponsible with money and you're tired of paying the price for it. Keeping separate financial accounts may be the arrangement for the two of you. If your amour continues to accumulate debt without fear of the consequences, it may be time to part ways. You're a practical person who yearns for financial security. Putting money into a savings account gives you the freedom to travel, write and study. Don't be ashamed of your needs; they encompass your personality.More