I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here returns to our television screens on Sunday night with a host of famous faces set to enter the jungle in Australia.
Across the next three weeks, campmates will have to live off rice and beans and take part in the dreaded bushtucker trials.
This will be the 23rd series of the show, and there have been some very entertaining contestants over the years, particularly from the sports industry.
I’m a Celeb has managed to attract some truly world-class sporting talent, from Olympic gold medallists including Mo Farah, Linford Christie, Rebecca Adlington and Sam Quek to Rugby World Cup winner Mike Tindall.
Former Premier League stars such as Ian Wright, David Ginola and Jimmy Bullard have also graced our screens, and all have played their part in making the show so watchable.
I’m A Celeb has attracted some major sporting talent including Sir Mo Farah (pictured)
But there are some stars who have stood out above the rest.
Mail Sport have picked out our top 10 sports stars to appear on I’m A Celeb ahead of its launch this weekend.
10. Steve Davis
Six-time snooker world champion Steve Davis had the nickname ‘Interesting’ during his career, a sarcastic jibe as he went about his business winning tournament after tournament without saying much.
As a result, I’m A Celeb watchers would have been forgiven for not expecting too much from him on the show.
But Davis actually brought great enthusiasm to the jungle, and he makes this list after being involved in a comical moment where his over-eagerness proved to be his downfall.
After not having a lot to do in the opening days of the show, Davis was delighted when he finally got to do a bushtucker trial. But he was so excited that he lost his balance while geeing himself up for the challenge and fell head first into a lake before it had even started.
Fortunately, Davis escaped injury and when he resurfaced he was laughing at his own clumsiness. Ant and Dec also saw the funny side, and needed a moment to compose themselves after Davis’ tumble.
Davis went on to finish down in eighth in Series 13, but his memorable fall meant he certainly left his mark before departing.
Steve Davis was just about to start a challenge but got too excited and fell in the lake
9. Chris Eubank
Chris Eubank may go down as the most charismatic boxer these shores have ever produced, so it was a real coup for I’m A Celeb when they convinced him to sign up for Series 15.
Few sportsmen have divided opinion like Eubank so he was never going to win, but he managed to ruffle a few feathers before finishing ninth.
He famously clashed with author and socialite Lady Colin Campbell, also known as Lady C, after the pair were part of a team that struggled on a challenge.
Eubank suggested the group deserved some ‘suffering’ after their failure but Lady C was having none of it and lashed out at the former world champion.
As Lady C lost her temper, Eubank could not help but smile which only served to annoy her even more. Meanwhile, Eubank was seen explaining the incident in the jungle diary room while wearing a monocle.
He truly is a one-of-a-kind character who the public either love or hate, and his appearance on I’m A Celeb made it clear to see why.
Chris Eubank (right) famously clashed with Lady C (left) on the show
He then explained how the incident unfolded while wearing a monocle in the diary room
8. Fatima Whitbread
Fatima Whitbread was a formidable javelin thrower in the 1980s, winning multiple Olympic and World Championship medals, so it always seemed unlikely that she would be fazed by a trip to the jungle.
And that’s exactly how it panned out as she took every challenge in her stride. Whitbread has kept herself in remarkable shape, and often led workouts, which included lifting logs above her head, in the camp.
This led to her receiving the nickname ‘Ironwoman’ from fellow campmate Antony Cotton, a moniker that she truly earned.
Whitbread made it all the way to the final in Series 11 before finishing third behind Mark Wright and winner Dougie Poynter.
She made such an impression that she was invited back for the All Star edition of the show earlier this year in South Africa.
Once again, she came third, this time behind Jordan Banjo and champion Myleene Klass.
Former javelin world champion Fatima Whitbread did not shy away from any challenges
Whitbread was labelled ‘Ironwoman’ as she put her campmates through their paces
7. David Haye
David Haye entered the jungle in 2012 after calling time on his boxing career earlier in the year following a knockout win over Derek Chisora.
Public opinion was split on the former two-weight boxing champion after his disappointing performance in his defeat to Wladimir Klitschko the previous year, but he won over the majority of fans with his charm and willingness to take on any challenge.
Haye was rewarded for his positive mindset by being the highest-placed male that year as he came third, with Pussycat Dolls singer Ashley Roberts taking the runner-up spot and EastEnders star Charlie Brooks being declared the winner.
Haye subsequently came out of retirement in 2016, securing two wins before suffering back-to-back defeats to domestic rival Tony Bellew – who will be appearing on this year’s show.
Following the defeats, Haye retired once more, and has since gone into punditry.
David Haye (pictured) won fans over by throwing himself into every challenge
6. Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova won an astonishing 59 major titles, including 18 singles titles, during her glittering tennis career.
She opted to put herself forward for I’m A Celeb in 2008, and came across very well to the public.
Navratilova was widely praised for speaking openly on the show about her sexuality, having identified herself as a lesbian, and how her parents initially struggled to come to terms with this.
She also admitted that she had never been in love at the time. Her honesty was appreciated by viewers and she made it all the way to the final, finishing as the runner-up to EastEnders star Joe Swash.
Navratilova has since found love, having married a former Miss USSR Julia Lemigova in 2014.
Martina Navratilova bravely opened up about her sexuality during her appearance on the show
5. Amir Khan
Amir Khan did not get close to winning Series 17, but he had to make this list for how much he brought to the show.
There can be little doubting his standout moment either. Having been sent for a Dingo Dollar Challenge with broadcaster Iain Lee, the pair were rewarded with strawberries and cream for completing the task.
The treat was supposed to be for the whole camp, but Khan managed to convince Lee that they should eat it themselves and pretend they had failed the challenge.
They made an agreement, took a seat in the jungle and ate the strawberries and cream while giggling to themselves.
Unable to hide his guilt, Lee confessed what he’d done to the camp when he returned, but Khan told campmate Jamie Lomax that it had all been Lee’s idea in the first place.
Khan was certainly in the wrong and was criticised for hanging Lee out to dry, but it all made for box office TV.
Amir Khan got himself and Iain Lee in trouble when they tucked into strawberries and cream
4. Carl Fogarty
Carl Fogarty won four Superbike World Championships in the 1990s, and his thrill-seeking ways led him to accepting an offer to go on I’m A Celeb in 2014.
Having been accustomed to going at speeds upwards of 200 miles per hour during his career, Fogarty threw himself into every challenge.
Arguably his most memorable moment came when he downed a glass of deer’s blood with hardly a moment’s hesitation, even joking that it tasted like Quavers.
Fogarty’s competitive edge from his sporting days was still very much present, but he also displayed a sense of humour that won him friends in camp.
‘Foggy’ was rewarded for his authenticity when he was named the winner of Series 14.
Carl Fogarty downed a glass of deer’s blood for a challenge and then said it tasted like Quavers
3. Jill Scott
Jill Scott capped off her outstanding football career by winning Euro 2022 with the Lionesses. She instantly went viral during the final when she was caught on camera telling her German opponent to ‘f*** off, you f****** p****’ after being fouled.
That moment made her a household name, and she put herself in the public eye once more when she went into the jungle later in the year.
Scott nailed every challenge, opened up about coming out to her friends and family, and even showed off her dance moves as she made her way through to the final.
From that point, there was only one decision to make as she was crowned ‘Queen of the Jungle’.
Scott has continued to build on her success, appearing on The Overlap and Stick to Football podcasts alongside the likes of Gary Neville, Jamie Carragher and Roy Keane.
Jill Scott won the last edition of I’m A Celeb, just months after winning the Euros with England
2. Phil Tufnell
Phil Tufnell openly admits that he was once on the receiving end of a sledge from an Australian rival asking him ‘Hey Tuffers, can you lend me your brain? I’m building an idiot!’
Tufnell laughed off the harsh remark, which gives an insight into how seriously he takes himself – a trait that has made him a popular public figure throughout his career.
The former England spinner went on I’m A Celeb and was an instant hit as his sense of humour came to the fore.
One example of his humour was that he constantly complained about being bored on the show, with the running joke only getting the public on his side even more.
He was willing to give everything a try, even taking fighting tips at one stage from ex-footballer-turned TV presenter John Fashanu.
Tufnell won Series 2 ahead of runner-up Fashanu, and was invited back for the All Star Edition earlier this year where he finished fourth. He has had a very successful TV career since his first stint on I’m A Celeb, having been a team captain on Question of Sport from 2008 to 2021.
Phil Tufnell constantly complained about being bored, and the running joke won over the public
1. Harry Redknapp
Top of the list can only be one man. Former footballer and Premier League manager Harry Redknapp went into the jungle in 2018 and quickly established himself as one of the show’s best ever campmates.
He was the eldest member of a group that included The Inbetweeners star Emily Atack as well as actor and singer John Barrowman, but he looked like he was in his element straight away.
He endeared himself to the public by speaking so fondly of his wife, Sandra, and was overjoyed when he got a surprise visit from her during the show.
Redknapp also got the chance to show off his acting skills, and who can forget his jam roly-poly anecdotes?
Night after night, Redknapp would have another tale to tell about the love he has for his favourite dessert, and we never got bored of hearing them.
It was one of the easiest decisions in the history of the show when he was named ‘King of the Jungle’ ahead of Atack and Barrowman.
Harry Redknapp won the show in 2018 after telling tales about jam roly-polys and his wife
Redknapp spoke fondly about his wife, Sandra, throughout the show, and the pair celebrated together on the bridge afterwards