DENNIS WISE was recognized for being a hardman on the soccer pitch – however is now having to show his steel within the jungle.
The Chelsea fan favorite and former membership captain has signed up for this yr’s version of I am A Superstar… Get Me Out of Right here. Here is all the main points…
Who’s Dennis Smart?
A extremely combative midfielder, Smart got here by the youth ranks at Southampton earlier than shifting to Wimbledon in 1985.
He was a member of the ‘Loopy Gang’, together with Vinnie Jones and Lawrie Sanchez, who fired the Dons to FA Cup glory in 1988 – with Smart offering the cross for Sanchez to go the winner towards Liverpool.
After signing for Chelsea in 1990 for a membership file £1.6m, he went on to make 332 appearances and scored 52 instances for the Blues from midfield.
Famed for his no-nonsense model however usually under-appreciated for his talent on the ball, Smart received two extra FA Cup’s on the Bridge, in addition to the League Cup and Cup Winners Cup.
He gained notoriety with some exterior of soccer in 1995 when he was sentenced to a few months jail time for an assault on a taxi driver.
After receiving 21 England caps, he moved on from Chelsea in 2001 and had spells at Leicester, Millwall and Southampton, earlier than retiring in 2006 while at Coventry.
Smart has managed Millwall and Saints as player-boss, earlier than a two-year spell with Leeds in 2006-08, however hasn’t been again in administration since.
Is he married with youngsters?
Sure, Smart married his spouse Claire in 2004.
The pair have two youngsters, Henry and Amber.
How tall is he?
Famed for his no-nonsense persona on the pitch, Smart was usually squaring as much as gamers far bigger than him.
The midfielder is simply 5ft5, however that did not cease him famously swinging a head in on the 6ft4 Patrick Vieira in 2001.
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Does Dennis Wise have any phobias and what else has he said about I’m A Celebrity?
Dennis Wise revealed he’s a little claustrophobic and is dreading any trials that might involve a coffin but he’s also fearing the lack of control he’ll have in the Jungle.
“Taking your freedom away is difficult,” he says. “I am lucky enough to be able to take my own children to school, pick them up and do whatever I want in between. That’s being taken away from you.”
His footballing background has definitely given him a competitive edge, “Going on I’m A Celebrity is way harder than playing a competitive football game,” he declares.
“But at least I am used to being in a team environment. You’ve got the different characters like the ones with a big ego and then there will be others who are easy to get on with.”
Dennis says he is quite chilled about it all and he definitely won’t be giving up.
When is I’m A Celebrity back on TV?
I’m A Celebrity 2017 continues tonight on ITV at 9.10pm.
The show usually runs for three weeks.
You can catch up with any missed episodes on ITV Hub.