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Whitbread fancies a go on Strictly

Fatima Whitbread would love to take to the floor on Strictly Come Dancing.

The former Olympic javelin champion said getting a cockroach stuck up her nose in I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! hadn't turned her off TV.

"It would give me a chance to dress up, come out of my sports clothing and challenge myself in an area which is quite fun," she said of Strictly.

Fatima, who has just had a new book published, came third in the jungle challenge last year behind Mark Wright and Dougie Poyntner.

"For me, it was a window of opportunity that I took and it's worked," the former athlete said.

"The jungle was a massive discovery for all of us in extreme conditions... I rediscovered myself and I was pleased."

:: Survivor by Fatima Whitbread is published by Virgin Books, priced £7.99. Available now.

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