I’m a celebrity star David Ginola’s best moments as the former Newcastle and Tottenham star reveals his best talking lines and gives a memorable take on the Only Fools And Horses theme| Latest News Headlines
I’m a celebrity star David Ginola’s best moments as the former Newcastle and Tottenham star reveals his best talking lines and gives a memorable take on the Only Fools And Horses theme
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TalkSPORT fans can expect to see a station favorite when he takes part in I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here this year.
David Ginola has been confirmed as one of the contenders for the final series of the hit ITV show which premieres Sunday, November 21 at 9 p.m. ET.
The Frenchman is renowned for his charm, talent and beauty on and off the football field.
He played for Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur, delighting fans with his gallant runs, big goals and fantastic flair.
He has also had short stays at Aston Villa and Everton during a magnificent career.
But, for those unfamiliar with it, let’s take a look at the Premier League legend and some of his most memorable moments.
The football years
Ginola is now a lot more, but you have to remember that it all started on the football field.
After starting his career with Toulon, RC Paris and Brest, the winger announced himself to Paris Saint-Germain where he became an extremely popular figure while admitting that he was in fact a fan of Marseille.
In 1995, his adventure in England began when he moved to Newcastle United, where he perfectly embodied the ‘animators’ label which was placed on Kevin Keegan’s side as they contested for the Premier League title.
A transfer target for Bobby Robson at Barcelona, Ginola moved to Tottenham Hotspur in 1997 where he played a key role in their League Cup victory in 1999 before being inducted into the club’s Hall of Fame in 2008.
He went on to have less successful spells with Everton and Aston Villa, where he famously responded to John Gregory’s jibe about being overweight by celebrating a goal and removing his shirt to show off his toned physique.
After his retirement, Ginola established himself as one of the top experts with several broadcasters, including talkSPORT, where he produced some memorable moments.
He even flirted with the idea of running for the FIFA presidency but withdrew his candidacy after failing to gain support from at least five national football associations.
L’Oréal, acting career and his stint on the catwalks
As well as being an exceptional football player, Ginola has always been equally known for his adventures off the pitch.
Before settling in England, the Frenchman had already participated in advertising campaigns for the clothing company Morgan and appeared on the podium of Cerruti.
He also appeared in advertising campaigns for Braun razors, Carte Noire coffee, Kingston Technologies USB sticks, but was best known for his work with L’Oréal and Renault.
In 2008, he won a silver medal at the International Wine Challenge for a rosé wine produced in his vineyard in Provence.
Ginola ventured into acting and starred in the Anglo-French short film Rosbeef, which premiered at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival.
His first feature film was The Last Drop, while he also appeared on shows such as At Home With The Braithwaites and The Young And The Restless.
Ginola is also known for his philanthropy as an activist for the Red Cross and UNESCO mine campaign, as well as a patron and chairman of UK charities Vision and Sparks.
His famous football talking lines
We might be biased, but Ginola is still great value for money when appearing as a guest on talkSPORT.
On one occasion, he told us about his favorite football-inspired chat lines, offering a few classics.
“Is your name José?” Because you are the special one.
“Can I just say that you are sexier than the 2022 World Cup”.
“You should wear a soccer jersey so I don’t have to ask you your name and number.”
You can see the full video of Ginola’s chat lines here.
His love for Only Fools And Horses
In one of his most memorable moments on talkSPORT, Ginola recounted how he used the hit TV show Only Fools And Horses to learn English after joining Newcastle United in 1995.
He explains: “When you are French and you arrive in the North East and you have a match in London with five hours by bus.
“On screen you have Only Fools And Horses which you are watching for the first time in your life, it’s a bit of a shock in the first place!
“After a while you get used to it and start to like it.
“‘Trig, why are you calling me Dave? My name is not Dave, my name is Rodney. “Don’t be a plonker all your life, Rodney!” “
He even gave a pretty memorable take on the Only Fools And Horses theme song which you can listen to below.
The next king of the jungle?
After appearing in the first season of Dancing with the Stars (a French version of the British TV show Strictly Come Dancing), Ginola will be making her reality TV return after being confirmed as a candidate on I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here!
The show will begin on Sunday, November 21 from 9 p.m.
Ginola will compete with Frankie Bridge, Louise Minchin, Richard Madeley, Adam Woodyatt for the title, as well as British diver Matty Lee and Paralympic athlete Kadeena Cox.
According to the latest Sky Bet odds, Ginola was given an 8/1 rating to be crowned King of the Jungle, but if he has more moments like the one he’s shared with talkSPORT over the years, those odds could. decrease considerably in days and weeks!
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