Rebecca Adlington to star in 2013 I’m A Celebrity
13 November 2013
Double Olympic gold medallist swimmer Rebecca Adlington has been confirmed as one of the celebrities in the line up for this year’s I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here.
Adlington will be joined by the likes of Miss Great Britain Amy Willerton, TV personality Joey Essex and snooker legend Steve Davis as she lives in the Australian jungle and completes gruesome challenges in the hope of being crowned ‘Queen of the Jungle’.
The new series will start on 17 November on ITV and Adlington, who retired from competitive swimming earlier this year, admits she’s not expecting to finish top of the podium.
“I am not going in the jungle to win it,” said Adlington. “I will be really pleased if I get half way, that is my target.
“For me, it’s all about people getting to know me better, having some fun and enjoying myself.
“Normally with an athlete, you can prepare for everything. You can’t control the race but you can train to the best of your ability. The jungle is a lot tougher because you have no clue how to handle it.”