South east Londoner Chris Eubank is one of the ten celebrities revealed today to be going into the I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here jungle.
The legendary former boxer was born in Dulwich and grew up in Peckham, attending Bellenden Junior School and Thomas Calton Secondary School, where he was suspended 18 times in one year and then expelled.
He also spent some time at Orchard Lodge Regional Resource Centre in Anerley before being sent to New York aged 16, where he began to focus on boxing.
The 49-year-old signed up for the reality TV show six months ago and said he leapt at the chance to go into the jungle because it will be the first time he has had a holiday since he was 16.
Eubank said: “They approached me some time ago to do this and I said yes for a number of reasons.”
“My wife thought it would be a great challenge for me. She felt it would be good to challenge myself and she is sure I can do it.
“Another reason is since I started boxing at the age of 16, I had to have integrity about what I was doing in the ring. You can’t really take a break and you are always on edge. You can’t let go even when you are on holiday.”
Joining the former boxing champ in the jungle are Brian Friedman, Jorgie Porter, Kieron Dyer, George Shelley, Yvette Fielding, Susannah Constantine, Tony Hadley, Duncan Bannatyne and Lady Colin Campbell.
I’m a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! starts Sunday (November 15) at 9pm on ITV.