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Adlington to appear on 'I'm a Celeb'

Adlington has said she's 'determined to enjoy' the ITV show Credit: Nick Potts/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Mansfield Olympic gold medalist Rebecca Adlington is appearing on ITV's 'I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!' this evening.

The 24-year-old, who recently retired from swimming, has said it is going to be one of the toughest challenges of her life.

The series starts tonight at 9pm.

Adlington 'determined to enjoy' I'm a Celeb

Rebecca Adlington, the four times Olympic medalist from Mansfield who will be taking part in this year's I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! has blogged to say she is "determined to enjoy" the experience.

The 24-year-old has written that she |didn't have to think twice" when she was asked to participate on the show:

"I hope you all tune in and enjoy the show, I'm determined to enjoy it and I'm sure my competitive nature will come out at times!"

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Rebecca Adlington 'daunted' by jungle experience

Olympic Gold medallist Rebecca Adlington said that heading for the jungle for ITV's I'm a Celebrity is going to be one of the toughest challenges of her life.

Speaking ahead of the show she said: “The daunting thing for me is the mixture of everything – you are starving, not sleeping very well and trying to cope with the boredom.

Olympic Gold medallist Rebecca Adlington Credit: ITV press office

“Normally with an athlete, you can prepare for everything. You can’t control the race but you can train to the best of your ability.

“The jungle is a lot tougher because you have no clue how to handle it and you don’t know who the other people are. Nobody has ever lived in a jungle and done all the trials before and so at least we are on a level playing field in that sense!”

Rebecca Adlington heads to the jungle for I'm a Celeb

Mansfield's four times Olympic medalist Rebecca Adlington has been announced as one of this year's I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! contestants.

Rebecca Adlington and the I'm a Celebrity contestants Credit: ITV press office

Rebecca joins Fresh Prince actor Alfonso Ribeiro and TOWIE's Joey Essex in the jungle.

The series starts on ITV on Sunday at 9pm.

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Rebecca Adlington announces engagement

Double Olympic medalist, Rebecca Adlington, has announced on Twitter that she is engaged.

Rebecca began her swimming career in Mansfield before competing at two Olympic Games where she won four medals – two gold and two bronze.

She's engaged to fellow swimmer Harry Needs.

Rebecca Adlington opens school library in Mansfield

Double Olympic gold medalist Rebecca Adlington, has today opened a Mansfield school's newly-refurbished library.

The renovation at Oak Tree Primary School was possible thanks to a £10,000 grant to support school libraries in areas of deprivation.

Rebecca began her swimming career in Mansfield before competing at two Olympic Games and winning four medals – two gold and two bronze.

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