'I'm A Celebrity': David Ginola strips off for biscuit challenge

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David Ginola decided to go topless for his challenge with Naughty Boy on 'I'm A Celebrity'. (ITV/Shutterstock)
David Ginola decided to go topless for his challenge with Naughty Boy on I'm A Celebrity. (ITV/Shutterstock)

David Ginola delighted I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! viewers and his fellow campmates by stripping off his shirt in an attempt to win some biscuits.

The 54-year-old retired French footballer joined Naughty Boy, former Saturdays singer Frankie Bridge, and Paralympic athlete Kadeena Cox to take part in the Don’t Waste It challenge to earn a treat for their campmates.

On learning he must sit in a cage and catch water in a bucket Ginola promptly decided to go topless.

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Bridge said to him: "This is the first time we've properly met David. It's quite bizarre!"

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He said: "I took my top off – because I think, why not?”

Bridge confessed afterwards: “So David decided to go topless, which for me was such a bizarre moment. I’ve not properly met him yet.

“I think Wayne will be quite pleased that there were bars in between David and I in our shower.

"It was like me and David were in a shower together. I was like, ‘Give the viewers what they want David.’ I looked over at one point and I said, ‘You look like you’re in a spa or something. He was so chilled.’”

Frankie Bridge admitted it felt strange to meet David Ginola for the first time when he had no top on. (ITV/Shutterstock)
Frankie Bridge admitted it felt strange to meet David Ginola for the first time when he had no top on. (ITV/Shutterstock)

However Ginola and Naughty Boy failed to collect as much water to fill their tank as Bridge and Cox, and so they lost the task and came back to The Clink empty handed.

The Main Camp were rewarded with digestive biscuits.

But the rest of the celebrities in The Clink seemed more interested in the news that Ginola had taken his shirt off for the task, especially Emmerdale star Danny Miller, who has already confessed to having a "man crush" on Ginola.

Former Strictly Come Dancing judge Dame Arlene Phillips, 78, said: "David's body has to be admired. Boy oh boy, that's hard work!"

She previously confessed: "He's so beautiful. It's a great visual, I'm quite enjoying it!"

Dame Arlene Phillips (ITV)
Dame Arlene Phillips is loving looking at David Ginola. (ITV)

Even hosts Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly have been unable to contain their awe of the footballing "legend" and former face of L'Oreal For Men.

And viewers shared their appreciation for Ginola's body on social media.

Julie tweeted: "David Ginola is beautiful with his top on never mind when it comes off... Thank you #ImACeleb."

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Joanne gushed: "Okayyyy #DavidGinola with his top off is perfect Tuesday night viewing."

Lucy commented: "Shirtless & wet #davidginola = happy Tuesday."

And Adam said: "I have the fattest crush on David Ginola and I’m proud of it #ImACeleb #ImACelebrity."

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