‘It’s a great visual, I’m quite enjoying it!’ Arlene Phillips praises David Ginola

Dame Arlene Phillips praised ‘calm, strong and beautiful’ David Ginola on Monday evenings episode of I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here.

The former dancer, 78, said in the Telegraph: ‘Whatever he does, it’s so strong. And he’s so beautiful. And he does it all with this very calm, quiet, centred way. It’s a great visual, I’m quite enjoying it!’

After watching the former professional footballer, 54, work out, Emmerdale star Danny Miller told Arlene: ‘I think I’ve got a man crush.’      

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Sweet: Dame Arlene Phillips praised ‘calm, strong and beautiful’ David Ginola on Monday evenings episode of I’m A Celebrity …Get Me Out Of Here

Arlene then asked David: ‘What exercise do you now do? Daily? Weekly?’

The football pundit modestly revealed: ‘Daily 100 – 150 press ups, 200-300 sit ups… not too much, just enough.’

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David seems to be a favourite amount the camp mates with Danny revealing on Sunday’s episode that he is an ‘icon’ to him. 

The revelation came as fellow contestant Richard Madeley failed to light a fire and David came to the rescue and managed to get one going. 

Arlene said in the Telegraph: ‘Whatever he does, it’s so strong. And he’s so beautiful. And he does it all with this very calm, quiet, centred way. It’s a great visual, I’m quite enjoying it!'(David pictured) 

Bromance on the cards? After watching the former professional footballer, 54, work out, Emmerdale star Danny (pictured)  told Arlene: ‘I think I’ve got a man crush.’

This caused Danny, 30, to say of the French footballer: ‘David Ginola is a bit of an icon to me. 

‘Still like so cool and good looking. I hope I look like him at his age because he is just fit isn’t he?!’    

On Monday’s episode David also detailed how he ‘passed away for 12 minutes’ after having a heart attack in 2017.

The French sports star was reeling off his exercise regime to Arlene when Naughty Boy asked about the ordeal, which occurred during a charity match four years ago.

Scary: The French sports star was reeling off his exercise regime to Arlene when Naughty Boy asked about the ordeal, which occurred during a charity match four years ago

The former Spurs and Newcastle footballer explained in full: ‘Just playing football and at one stage you just fall on the floor. So they have to perform CPR for 12 minutes and they arrive with the defibrillator and they shocked me one time, two times, three times…

The DJ asked: ‘Is that true about something that happened to you? You died and came back?’

‘I passed away for 12 minutes,’ David said, to which Naughty Boy replied, ‘I didn’t think that was possible.’

The former Spurs and Newcastle footballer explained in full: ‘Just playing football and at one stage you just fall on the floor. So they have to perform CPR for 12 minutes and they arrive with the defibrillator and they shocked me one time, two times, three times…

‘They said, “I think your friend is dead.” A fourth, fifth time… the fifth time, a heartbeat. The surgeon said, “You’ve been very lucky David, it’s a miracle. In your condition 9 out of 10 would have died.”‘  

Trauma: During the terrifying moment four years ago, David swallowed his tongue and stopped breathing, leaving him clinically dead until paramedics arrived with a defibrillator

He added: ‘When you come back from that you just have your mind full of questions: “Is it a message, am I going back for a second life for a purpose?” Because when you’re fighting when you’re dead, you’re on the crossroad – there’s life and death.’

Speaking in the Telegraph, Richard Madeley drew on the close bonds the campmates had quickly formed.

‘Here’s a good example of how quickly we’ve become very, very close in here and very open with each other. Now that is a big story to tell. You don’t ask somebody lightly to talk about that,’ the presenter said.  

During the terrifying moment four years ago, David swallowed his tongue and stopped breathing, leaving him clinically dead until paramedics arrived with a defibrillator.

Surgeons needed to perform a quadruple bypass to save his life.

David rounded up the conversation by saying: ‘It’s one of a kind, because you don’t have any warnings. You could just walk like this and boom, fall over and it’s over. It is crazy when you think about it. Come on, let’s cook some rice. We need some rice and beans to get stuck in!’

Close bond: Speaking in the Telegraph, Richard Madeley drew on the close bonds the campmates had quickly formed