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Paul Gascoigne strolls on Italian I'm A Celeb amid claims he'll face mental challenges after injury


Paul Gascoigne, 53, goes shirtless as he strolls on the beach with bikini-clad co-stars on Italian I’m A Celeb – amid claims he’ll face ‘mental challenges’ after dislocating his shoulder

Paul Gascoigne enjoyed a stroll along the beach with his co-stars Beatrice Marchetti and Francesca Lodo during filming for Italian’s I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! in Honduras on Saturday.

The former footballer, 53, appeared to be recovering well as he ditched his arm brace after dislocating his shoulder.

According to sources, the sports legend will face ‘mental challenges’ as his injury has forced him out of competing in physical games for the remaining duration of the competition.

On the mend: Paul Gascoigne enjoyed a stroll along the beach with his co-star Beatrice Marchetti during filming for Italian's I'm A Celebrity in Honduras on Saturday

On the mend: Paul Gascoigne enjoyed a stroll along the beach with his co-star Beatrice Marchetti during filming for Italian’s I’m A Celebrity in Honduras on Saturday

On how he’ll participate in the series, a source told The Sun: ‘He can’t do anything physical for at least two weeks, but the aim is for him to be mentally challenged.

‘We are looking at some Italian ­language tests or maybe arithmetic or geography questions.’

Gazza is also set to be joined by lingerie models Manuela Ferrara and Emanuela Tittocchia, who will participate with the celebs next week. 

In good company: The former footballer, 53, appeared to be recovering well as he ditched his arm brace after dislocating his shoulder (pictured with Francesca Lodo)

In good company: The former footballer, 53, appeared to be recovering well as he ditched his arm brace after dislocating his shoulder (pictured with Francesca Lodo)

The TV star made a return to the show last month after he was rushed to the hospital when he injured himself during an endurance game. 

Paul recently revealed he would be willing to return to the programme despite his accident. 

At the time, the former Lazio player said he is ‘quite good’ and added that his shoulder is ‘so, so’ as the presenter Ilary Blasi asked for updates on his health condition.

Ouch: The former Lazio player will reportedly face 'mental challenges' as his injury has forced him out of competing in physical games (pictured on the show)

Ouch: The former Lazio player will reportedly face ‘mental challenges’ as his injury has forced him out of competing in physical games (pictured on the show)

The media personality is reportedly being paid around 7,000 euros (£5,981) for each week he is taking part in the show.

According to the newspaper Il Messaggero, he signed a contract for the weekly fee alongside actress Vera Gemma, actor Brando Giorgi, former Italian Strictly star Giles Rocca and actor Roberto Ciufoli.

TV presenter Elisa Isoardi is reportedly the contestant who has signed for the highest weekly wag at, 15,000 euros (£12,816). 

He's back! The TV star made a return to the show last month after he was rushed to the hospital when he injured himself during an endurance game

He’s back! The TV star made a return to the show last month after he was rushed to the hospital when he injured himself during an endurance game



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