All about: Ian Wright

Arsenal and England football legend Ian Wright is entering Camp this year after being impressed by his friend Harry Redknapp’s efforts and seeing the camaraderie formed around the campfire.

“Harry and I play golf together and we spoke about it. He had a really great time, it was a fantastic thing for him to do and he’s still talking about it to this day! I like the vibe, it’s a really cool show and I’m really intrigued.”

Ian reckons that the ‘football fraternity’ (especially Spurs fans) will be voting in their droves for him to face the dreaded Trials. “The football fraternity will be watching,” he admits. “Not only do they want to see me do well, but the ones who may not be so keen on me will want to see me go through stuff that they’d never dream of!”

Readily admitting he’ll find the lack of technology and small food rations tough, Ian says he’s going to miss being able to catch up on the latest football games terribly.

“I’m definitely going to miss football. I don’t think I’ve ever been in a situation where I’ve been that isolated from the game in my life.”

When asked about his phobias, Ian said “Snakes, rats and creepy crawlies are not the kind of thing I’d have in my bedroom! Some of those things will make me squirm but I’ll deal with them when I’m in there. And to be honest, I’m trying not to think about it too much because if you do, you could tie yourself in knots!”