BY eck, folk int’jungle in th’Oz version of I’m A Celeb are finding it ‘ard to understand a Lanky fave’s lingo.
Ex-Lancashire cricketer Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff has touched down in South Africa to take part in the Australian version of I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here and his campmates are asking for a translator to understand him.
The 37-year-old stepped into the lions’ den among the Aussies, as one of the heroes of the famous 2005 Ashes victory – and he’s admitted his biggest jungle fear was fellow campmate fellow cricketer Merv Hughes.
When he was asked if he was afraid of any wildlife he may encounter, Freddie said: “I’m scared of Merv! He’s the biggest animal in that jungle!
“We don’t get bugs and snakes in the north of England, so I think they’ll cause me more problems then the eating challenges.”
The six foot four fella was voted to take part in a hair-raising bushtucker challenge, using his balance, aim and fearlessness as he took on the in High Rollers Tucker Trial.
Freddie and travel TV presenter Tyson Mayr, while strapped to two precarious high wires suspended across a dam wall, had to detach flags – each earning campmates a meal – and drop them down to their partner on the line below.
But it wasn’t the challenge that was first in mind for the cricketer, but his body.
“I’m pleased and unhappy about doing it with Tyson,” Freddie said.
“I’m pleased because he’s a good lad, and also he’s very fit and he gets on with things, but I wouldn’t be happy if he takes his shirt off.
“He’ll embarrass me because I haven’t got any abs.
“He will be there hanging off something and I’ll be there sweating at the back with my belly hanging over my shorts.
He added: “He’s got a proper body, he’s chiselled.
“It might be a shower challenge – how long can you stay in the shower with Tyson?”.
Now Australians must vote to keep Freddie in the camp by Tweeting #celebfreddie