Rebecca Adlington, 24, swimmer
Who? She won two Olympic golds in Beijing and a further two bronze in London, but the snake-fearing swimmer reckons the show will be prove one of her toughest challenges yet.
Why take part?: Missing the team spirit of her swimming glory days, she’s looking forward to feeling “like a big family” and “being part of all the banter”. A natural competitor, Rebecca wants gold again!
What she says: “The daunting thing for me is the mixture of everything - you are starving, not sleeping very well and trying to cope with the boredom.”
Most likely to humilate herself: Attempting any trial involving small spaces - she’s claustrophobic.
Phobias: Being hungry - "eating the same bland food and not having a lot of it"- and the coffin challenge.
Ideal campsite comrade: David Beckham because the footballer would “be someone to stare at” with some “pretty good stories to share”.
Looking forward to: Enjoying a bit of proper competition for the first time since quitting swimming.
Odds of a jungle romance?: Rebecca is engaged, so hopefully none!Reuse content