Gazza was not allowed on UK I’m A Celeb – and is now injured on Italian version

Paul Gascoigne claimed he was not allowed to feature on Britain’s version of I’m A Celeb.

The England hero, who scored 10 goals in 57 appearances for his country, has been competing in Italy’s version of the reality show due to a three-year spell with Lazio in the 1990s.

He had a trip to hospital, though, after dislocating his shoulder during one of the challenges.

While Gazza has been a favourite on the continental version of the show, though, he revealed that he was banned from the British edition.

Speaking to The Sun, the football icon said: “I did interviews for I’m A Celebrity in the UK but they pre-judged me.

“They wanted to sign me for the show, but when it came to speaking to the psychiatrist they really p***ed me off.

“She asked me ‘why do you want to do the show’ and I said ‘I want people to see the real Paul Gascoigne’.

“But she said ‘people don’t want to see that, they want to see you in arguments’. That really p****ed me off.

“I wasn’t happy about that. And the questions she asked me were ridiculous.

“She was asking me if I knew where I was, and I said London, and "whereabouts, what can you see". I’m not dealing with stupid questions like that.”

ITV have been contacted for comment regarding the quotes originally published in February.

Gascoigne picked up the shoulder injury during a challenge on the island of Honduras last month.

But the 53-year-old has said he hopes to return to the show, despite his arm being in a sling.

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  • Speaking via a video link, the England legend said: “I’m doing ok. The shoulder is so so but I hope to return.”

    While show host Massimiliano Rosolino also teased his return, saying: “Paul is doing well, he's doing very well.

    “He's wearing a brace on his shoulder and I have been to see him.

    “I asked him if he wants to return and he nodded his head, so yes he wants to come back but we are not sure when.”

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