I DO hope Amir Khan manages to survive being a celebrity in the Australian jungle.

Bolton’s well-known champion boxer is among the latest batch of famous people to take part in I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here! And he revealed to Ant and Dec before going into the jungle last weekend that he’s never watched the popular programme.

This may well be why he admitted in pre-jungle interviews that he had never been camping and was scared of spiders. In fact, he added that he’s also scared of snakes. “I’m scared of literally everything,” he stated.

Oh dear. I’m afraid that sort of statement is a red rag to the programme’s viewers when voting for the Bushtucker Trials. And anyone who is obviously scared of all things jungle tends to be the obvious choice.

I’m sure, however, that a world-famous boxer like Amir who is used to discipline and hard work won’t let a little thing like deadly Aussie spiders and snakes bother him too much. Will he?