Gazza to share Italian jungle with showgirl and Covid denier as Miss Italy quits

Iconic footy legend Paul Gascoigne is heading into a jungle in the middle of Honduras for an Italian reality show.

'Isola de Famosi', which has similarities to 'I'm a Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here…', will kick off on March 15 and will run all the way until May.

The overall winner of the competition will receive €100,000, which Gascoigne has already promised to a charity founded in the honour of his nephew.

Gazza has already chosen a blanket, a pillow and a cup as his three 'luxury items' to take into the show.

But who will the England legend be sharing a camp with during his time overseas?

Angela Melillo

One of Gascoigne's camp-mates will be former showgirl and dancer – Angela Melillo.

The 53-year-old rose to stardom in 1991 at the age of 24 when her acting career began.

Melillo has already won one reality show after claiming victory in the first ever series of 'La Talpa' in 2004, where the aim of the game is to find and unmask the mole, who hides among the competitors.

Daniela Martani

Daniela Martani is one of the more controversial stars of the show and has hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons of late.

The former Big Brother contestant has spent the last year or so spreading fear about the Coronavirus pandemic.

Martani has continuously denied that the virus even exists and has criticised the Italian government for their conspiracy.

“In intensive care there is no one anymore, so they have to scare us with the number of positives," she said about the pandemic.

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  • Roberto Ciufoli

    61-year-old actor Roberto Cuifoli is one of the funnier competitors on the show.

    The star of the tv screen has been in the public eye since 1986 after appearing in a comedy quartet with three pals.

    Like Angela Melillo, he has also appeared on reality show 'La Talpa'

    Carolina Stramare

    Gascoigne was initially meant to be joined by former Miss Italy – Carolina Stramare.

    However, the 22-year-old beauty has pulled out of the show.

    Stramare, who was crowned Miss Italy back in 2019, revealed the news on Instagram this week.

    “As you well know, my participation on the island was made official in the last few hours. In the last few hours, however, some family health problems have arisen that I prefer to protect and keep under control and I believe that the best choice is not to leave and stay at home," she wrote.

    Other contestants

    Elisa Isoardi – presenter

    Awed – Youtuber

    Brando Giorgi – Actor

    Vera Gemma – Daughter of Giuliano

    Drusilla Gucci – Heiress and model

    Akash Kuhmar – Model

    Viscount Guglielmotti

    Valentina Persia – Comedian

    Gilles Rocca – Former winner Dancing with the Stars

    Francesca Lodo – Showgirl

    Beppe Braida – Comedian

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