I’m A Celebrity 2017 contestant Amir Khan has branded the show for ‘has beens’ in an old tweet, then enters the jungle.
As a boxing champion from Manchester, Amir Khan first stormed onto the professional scene in 2008 after enjoying a successful junior career, winning an Olympic silver medal in 2004.
Amir has won 31 fights out of his 35, and held many famous titles including light-welterweight world champion.
In an old tweet, which has now been deleted, but was screenshot first, the boxing champion said I’m A Celebrity is for ‘has beens’.
He was asked in 2012 if he would ever take part, Amir said: “No it’s for has beens”.
Amir is now taking part in I’m A Celebrity 2017.
Before entering the jungle, he said: “I’ve been in boxing for a long time. And I’ve got a fight next year but I wanted to give this a go.
“It’s very different to boxing and obviously I am not going to be punched in the face whilst I do this! I am most looking forward to getting away from the world and from everything, not having a phone, spending time with myself and getting to know some new people.
“It will also be nice to be able to say to my children ‘I did that’,” Amir added.
I’m A Celebrity continues nightly on ITV.