Chris Kamara has opened up about how his health issues have forced him into turning down I’m A Celebrity.
Former Sky Sports star Chris revealed last year he has apraxia, a motor speech disorder that makes it difficult to speak. It also affects the ex-footballer’s mobility.
According to reports, the condition has also forced him to step back from a number of TV roles.
And while specialist treatment is said to have aided Chris – he believes he is “75%” back to his old self – the 65-year-old reckons the chance to take part in ITV’s jungle reality series has gone.
Chris has worked with I’m A Celebrity hosts for years (Credit: Splashnews.com)
Chris Kamara news: I’m A Celebrity regret
Speaking recently to the Mirror, Chris has fond memories of working previously with I’m A Celeb hosts Ant and Dec.
He admits he “struggles” to watch footage back from before his diagnosis, and so hasn’t been rewatching shows he appeared in.
Nonetheless, Kammy holds the six years he provided commentary for the Ant vs. Dec segment of the now-rested Saturday Night Takeaway in high regard.
And he wishes he’d been able to take show bosses up on several offers to head Down Under.