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Crabs and Snakes to leave Khan KO’D in tonight’s Jungle task

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Boxer Amir Khan was voted by the public to take part in the first bush tucker trial on I’m a celebrity as he has already caused a stir to the public

Amir Khan’s first night in the I’m a Celebrity jungle was an eventful one as he has already been nominated by the public to take part in a bush tucker trial as the former world boxing champion hasn’t endeared himself to the public.

The former boxing star was nominated alongside Made in Chelsea star, Georgina ‘Toff’ Toffollo to take part in tonight’s testing trial.

Khan was has already claimed that he is ‘scared of everything’, can be seen tonight take part in a gruelling task which is visible for all to see that Khan isn’t enjoying what the task has to offer.

He is made to put his hand into a selection of different holes, with no knowledge of what was waiting for him on the other side, it is clear from the beginning that the boxer is struggling to cope.

Each hole was filled with different creatures, he was greeted with the likes of crabs and snakes, Khan had to then collect stars from the critter filled holes. It appears that Khan found this a huge struggle and it looks as if the camp might be going hungry after day one.

Amir Khan can be heard in tonight’s show as the petrified star squirms:

“Ok, I’m going to put my hand in”.

He then proceeded to scream relentlessly as he plunged his hand into the crab filled hole. Amir’s anguish wasn’t over there as he carried on to squeal:

“There’s something inside it.” As Khan was slow to get to grips with the premise of the bush tucker trial and he wasn’t quite understanding it’s concept.

If he was scared of the crabs, worse was yet to come when he was encountered by a series of snakes in the next hole.

After a brief delay which saw the frightened fighter refuse to continue claiming that he couldn’t do it several times and then asking what was in the box as he was still yet to quite grasp the concept of the trial and its rules. He eventually fumbled around in the box in an attempt to find the illusive star.

Amir’s attempts were unsuccessful however, as instead of pulling out the much-needed star he only managed to pull out a large snake to the excitement and joy of hosts Ant and Dec who were watching on with great satisfaction.

This led to more screams from the fearful fighter whose masculine persona that he has forged himself over the years, in serious jeopardy and it will certainly be tested during his stay in the jungle if this trial is anything to go by.

Khan has already stirred up controversy on day one of the programme as he and the shows presenters Ant and Dec were embroiled in an awkward conversation, when Khan was responding to their question asking if he was excited to be going into the jungle he replied:

“I am excited to be here, but I’ll be honest I have never watched the programme.”

It has been reported that the former boxing world champion is set to earn more than ten times some of his fellow camp mates as he set to earn a sizeable £250,000 for a stay which is at most going to last three weeks.

Khan’s previous comments about the programme which he made on Twitter have also resurfaced since he has been confirmed as a contestant on this year’s iteration of the popular programme.

In 2012 when asked if he would ever appear on the show Khan simply replied: “No it’s for has beens.”

Fast forward five years and you can see Khan in the Jungle alongside other personalities such as; Dennis Wise, Shappi Khorsandri and many other television and minor celebrities.

Unstoppable Ali

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Keighley’s boxing star, Muhammad Ali,Keighley’s boxing star, Muhammad Ali, added yet another title to his growing collection last weekend as he picked up the prestigious Three Nations title in Edinburgh.

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Competing in the 52kg category, Ali knocked off Welsh opponent, Kane Shepherd in the semi-final, before picking up a unanimous points victory the following day over Scottish favourite, Steven Boyle.

Victory means the 17-year-old has now qualified to represent Great Britain at the World Youth Championships, held next month in Sofia, Bulgaria, where Ali will be hoping for a better experience than last year.

After losing out to the eventual winner in the first round at the previous tournament, the Yorkshire fighter said it has only made him more determined to succeed this year.

He said: “There was quite a lot of pressure going into last weekend’s tournament because I knew if I won then I would get the chance to travel to the World Championships in Sofia.

“I know I didn’t box to my best in the semi-final against my opponent but claimed a unanimous victory and learnt from that really to go on and win in the final as well.

“I went there thinking that I wanted to win a medal and I did just that.

“Now I want to ensure I perform to my best in the World Championships because last time I went, I got knocked out early so I’m more determined to succeed.”

The teenage competitor, who boxes out of Bury Amateur Club, currently trains with Bradford College’s AASE (Achieving Academic and Sporting Excellence) programme.

Due to Ali’s participation in Bulgaria, Bradford College will have had boxers competing at four AIBA World Championships in the space of 18 months - more than the rest of the AASE colleges in the country put together.

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For head coach Kevin Smith, it is nothing more than Ali deserves and he hopes there is even more to come after the championships.

He said: “We were all of course hoping he would do well in Scotland in the weekend so for him to come back with a Gold medal and two victories in two days is obviously great.

“He is fantastic to work with and very dedicated to his training and that is why he is so successful.

“Next up is the World Youth Championships in Bulgaria and hopefully after that it will be the Youth Olympics which Muhammad definitely deserves a shot at.”

The Summer Youth Olympic Games are set to be held in Nanjing, China, in August and Ali says it would be a dream to make it on to the ‘biggest stage’.

“It would be amazing,” Ali said. “I’ve been working towards these goals since I was seven or eight years old so to be able to represent the country at the highest level would be the ultimate experience.”