He's the King of Superbikes, but can Carl Fogarty become the King of the Jungle?

It's not often we have the opportunity to write the words 'eating a kangaroos testicle' on Crash.net, but the confirmation that World Supebike legend Carl Fogarty will partake in ITV's 'I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!' sets us up very nicely.

That's right, the most successful WSBK rider of all time has arrived down under this week, not to race at Phillip Island, but to join a host of other celebrities (well, we've heard of some of them...) in the jungle to battle against the elements, the odd Bushtucker Trial and, if previous series' are anything to go by, each other.

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Indeed, Carl admits he is 'not a people person' and that he likes his own space - and food -, which begs the question as to why he would dream of entering such a harsh environment. But, as Foggy explains, he says is up for a challenge.

"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."

"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."

Who knows, perhaps Carl will form life-long friendships with fellow campmates, which will include iconic newsreader Michael Buerk, Allo Allo's Vicki Michelle, former Playboy bunny Kendra Wilkinson... and the obligatory person from TOWIE.

It remains to be seen if the public will take to him or pick on him to complete every dastardly Bushtucker Trial possible, but we certainly take our corked hats off to him for giving it a shot... You won't find us putting ourselves into a position to have rats crawling over our faces!

I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! begins on Sunday 16th November.


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I certainly won't be watching it. Garbage TV.