Carl Fogarty

The competitive spirit will set in and I will be very competitive to get all the stars

Is Carl set to shine in the jungle this year?

Best known as: World Superbike championAge: 49Relationship status: MarriedPhobias: Food, boredom and peopleDream camper: Richard Branson

The daredevil racer has notched up a whopping 59 victories on the track but has admitted being out of his comfort zone is going to make the jungle a lot more frightening.

“Motorbike racing is scary for a lot of people but for me it's easy,” Carl said. “It's what I have been brought up with. Going in the jungle will be so much harder.”

With a long list of dislikes, it’s no wonder he is concerned. Carl revealed: “I am not a people person. I like my own company and I like my own space. Hunger is what I’m dreading most. If I haven’t got food, I will get bored.

"I am not a massive fan of heights,” he added. “I don’t like flying very much. I like being in control.”

So what on earth made the retired sporting legend want to go into the jungle? His competitive nature of course.

“It’s been a while since I had a challenge,” he said. “I wanted to see if I could stick at it without walking out. There is a big part of me that is saying ‘you can’t do that’ but I am definitely at a stage in my life where I want to give it a go.”

You know what they say Carl, if you set your mind on doing something...

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