The great Gazz-tronomical debate! Paul Gascoigne’s culinary tastes are branded ‘disgusting’ by Italian I’m A Celebrity co-star as he confesses to enjoying pineapple on his pizza
He left viewers in hysterics with his attempts at speaking Italian when he made his debut on he country’s version of I’m A Celebrity – L’Isola dei Famosi – this month.
And Paul Gascoigne switched reactions from amusements to sheer horror during a chat with one of his co-stars, when he revealed he likes pineapple on his pizza.
The football legend, 53, confessed during a recent episode: ‘My favourite is ham and pineapple pizza. It’s delicious. You can’t beat it. It’s the best.’
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Gastronomical: Paul Gascoigne left one of his co-stars on the Italian version of I’m A Celebrity horrified this weekend, when he confessed that he enjoys pineapple on his pizza
Despite his enthusiasm on the matter, his other campmates in Honduras’ Cayo Cochinos islands appeared far from impressed by his gastronomical preferences.
YouTuber Awed – who hails from Naples, where pizza was invented – responded: ‘You do what? Mamma mia! That’s disgusting. Pizza is a savoury dish, you put savoury toppings on it, not a sweet topping. Yuck!’
However, the British sportsman, who is through to the second week of the two-month show, stood his ground, as he insisted: ‘No, no, you’re wrong. It’s delicious!’
During the show’s live opening on Monday, Gazza made quite the impression during his introductory video, before launching himself out of a helicopter.
Simply the best: The football legend, 53, told co-star Italian Awed during a recent episode, ‘My favourite is ham and pineapple pizza. It’s delicious. You can’t beat it. It’s the best’
Disgusted: Awed – who hails from Naples, where pizza was invented – responded, ‘That’s disgusting. Pizza is a savoury dish, you put savoury toppings on it, not a sweet topping’
Gazza, who spent three years at Rome’s club Lazio, did his best at speaking the language but left viewers in fits of giggles when he misunderstood host Ilary Blasi.
Paul was getting stuck into his filming duties for the first live episode as they shot scenes on a remote island, yet his garbled intro stole the show.
In the interview, Gascoigne was asked about his Italian, to which he said in his strong Geordie accent: ‘It’s OK. It’s only the first day, I’m hoping to improve it.’
He conceded: ‘I’m not speaking perfect Italian’, before beginning his diatribe, in which he bizarrely repeatedly used the word for snakes.
Gazza: The star made quite the impression during his introductory video tape, before launching himself out of a helicopter during the show’s opening on Monday
Funny: The British star, who spent three years at Rome club Lazio, did his best at speaking the language but left viewers in hysterics when he misunderstood host Ilary Blasi
When asked what he was looking forward to, he attempted: ‘serpente’ (snakes), before stating in Italian: ‘Fishing good me, very good me.
‘Italian’ (according to Gazza)
Pesca brava me, bravissima me: Fishing good me, very good me
Salio: Not a word
Salia: Not a word
Sabrity: Not a word
Se famen: If famen
Io fatto un po’ da pescaro per i ragazzis: I was a bit of a pescaro for the kids
Vogliete participete en el islo: You want to participate in el islo
Perche volie: why do you fly
‘Hands fish my, team hungry me. Confidence, first day, better speak, soon.’
He added: ‘I’m here for a laugh and the experience,’ before adding in English: ‘I’ll see you all on the f******g island’.
Paul had been studying Italian as he waited to fly out to the island.
A source previously told The Sun: ‘Paul has a basic grasp of Italian and he can make himself understood…
‘But what we really want to avoid is having subtitles too often as that would ruin it.
‘The idea is to get him up to a good conversational level so he can talk with the other competitors. We are expecting some exciting TV from Paul.’
Paul had also spoken to the publication in his native tongue about his strengths and what he will bring to camp.
Asked what he can offer his 14 fellow campers, Paul said: ‘I’m good at fishing,’ before adding: ‘My best quality is that I can make people laugh and I’m always laughing.’
A source said: ‘Paul is in top form. He told producers he has spent lockdown in England keeping fit by running and cycling, and it’s certainly paid off.
‘He looks phenomenal and has a physique any man half his age would be proud of.’
And the former footballer made a dramatic debut as he arrived via a helicopter and had to jump into the ocean from a height and swim to the island.
‘I’m not perfect speaking Italian’: In the interview Gascoigne was asked about his Italian, to which he said in his Geordie accent: ‘It’s OK. It’s only the first day. I’m hoping to improve’
Debut: The football legend who used to play for Italian team Lazio in the 90s, went shirtless as he showed off his famous inkings, including a design of daughter Bianca’s, 34, face
Paul was joined for the first day by his L’Isola dei Famosi, the Island of the Famous, co-stars including actors Gilles Rocca, Simone Paciello, Vera Gemma, Akshay Kumar, Roberto Ciufoli, Angela Melillo and Francesca Lodo.
Also pictured were DJ Daniela Martani, business owner Ferdinando Guglielmotti, model Drusilla Gucci and presenter Elisa Isoardi. Other stars involved in the series are actor Brando Giorgi, actress Valentina Persia and presenter Beppe Braida.
Paul appears to have already struck up a friendship with Italian actor Gilles, 38, as they were seen hugging on the beach after their dramatic arrivals.
The former footballer went shirtless in a pair of black swimming shorts for the arrival, where he showed off a collection of his tattoos.
Whoops! Paul also suffered a language gaffe when asked what he was looking forward to, he repeatedly said: ‘serpente’ (snakes)
Personality: He added: ‘I’m here for a laugh and the experience,’ before adding in English, ‘I’ll see you all on the f******g island’
Wow: And the former footballer made a dramatic debut as he arrived via a helicopter and had to jump into the ocean from a height and swim to the island
Paul famously visited a tattoo parlour five days in a row in 2013 as he underwent a series of inkings, including daughter Bianca’s face, at Bournemouth Ink studio.
The former England star has previously said that he had turned to tattoos as a way of battling his alcohol addiction.
The star, who passed a series of mental and physical tests for the show, recently claimed he was banned from joining the cast of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Here! after failing a psych test back in 2009.
He insisted that producers ‘pre-judged him’ meaning he failed the tests.
Co-stars: Also pictured was DJ Daniela Martani, business owner Ferdinando Guglielmotti, model Drusilla Gucci and presenter Elisa Isoardi (the entire cast pictured together)
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