Footballing legend Ian Wright was one of many first I’m a Celebrity contestants to land at Brisbane Airport, having been rumoured to be collaborating within the ITV collection for fairly a while – and stated to have been supplied a six-figure wage to look.
Right here’s all it is advisable know in regards to the Arsenal striker turned pundit…
Well-known for: Being an Arsenal and Crystal Palace footballer within the 90s, and having since solid a profession as a pundit and TV presenter
Ian Wright’s soccer profession
Born in London in 1963, Wright initially struggled to land a skilled footballing contract, having trialled as a teenager for Southend and Brighton.
Nevertheless, after enjoying semi-professionally for Greenwich Borough, he was scouted by Crystal Palace, signing a contract in 1985 aged 21.
He shortly established himself as a key participant and, after six yr’s at Palace, stays their third highest aim scorer of all time.
Signing for Arsenal in 1991, Wright’s stellar aim scoring repute was stored intact. He hit a hat-trick on his debut and, in his seven years on the membership, scored 185 targets in 288 appearances, making him Arsenal’s second highest goal-scorer of all time behind Thierry Henry.
Wright additionally performed for England, final showing within the squad in 1998.
After transient spells at West Ham, Nottingham Forest and Celtic amongst others, Wright retired from soccer in 2000. He was awarded an MBE for his providers.
Which TV reveals has Ian Wright starred in or introduced?
Following his success on the pitch, Wright established himself as a common presenter. Following his personal chat present, Friday Night time’s All Wright, he starred on sports activities panel present They Assume It’s All Over, Gladiators, Large Brother’s Celebrity Hijack and Stay from Studio 5.
The ever outspoken Wrighty recurrently seems as a soccer pundit, that includes on Match of the Day and Match of the Day 2.
What has Ian Wright stated about doing I’m a Celebrity?
Wrighty admits his footie supervisor good friend Harry Redknapp – 2018 King of the Jungle – helped persuade him that the time was proper to tackle the I’m a Celebrity problem.
“I’ve been requested to do it yearly and each time, I’ve at all times thought I’m undoubtedly not doing that as a result of there was extra and extra jeopardy concerned,” stated Wright. “However I believe the final collection was among the best I’ve seen in respect of camaraderie.
“Harry and I play golf collectively and we spoke about it. He had a actually nice time, it was a unbelievable factor for him to do and he is nonetheless speaking about it to at the present time!
“Now it does enchantment to me at this specific time. I just like the vibe, it is a actually cool present and I’m actually intrigued.”
Wright is additionally conscious that the depth of soccer rivalries might effectively result in him being voted to do his justifiable share of Bushtucker Trials throughout his time within the jungle.
“The soccer fraternity shall be watching,” admits Ian. “Not solely do they wish to see me do effectively however for those who is probably not so eager on me will wish to see me undergo stuff that they’d by no means dream of!
“And it’s the Spurs followers alternative to get me again! I’ve brought on them a lot heartache!”