'I'm A Celebrity's' Amir Khan Is Really Scared Of Snakes, According To Woman Who Got Him To Pose With One

If you haven't seen Amir Khan screaming his way through his first I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here Bushtucker Trial, then you really need to.

Why is this so funny? Credit: ITV/I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here

His phobia of snakes was almost too much for show hosts Ant and Dec, who couldn't stop laughing at him as he struggled his way through. Viewers absolutely loved seeing the former unified light-welterweight world champion bottle it over a snake.

He couldn't complete the challenge and decided to cut the task short and leave his camp-mates without food for 24 hours. We can't imagine that's won him any pals.

Even his wife couldn't resist joining in laughing at him:

He's also set himself to be voted for by the public every time now. Remember what we did to poor Gillian McKeith when we spotted her weakness?

Anyway, shortly after it was aired, the boxer was accused of faking his phobia after a photo of him posing with a python at a London nightclub started doing the rounds online.

However, the snake's owner, who appears alongside Amir in the photo, has now spoken to confirm that he was shit scared.

Speaking to the Mirror, Georgie Leahy said: "I remember him being a bit scared of Slinky, and one of the guys was like, no, do it, you've got to get a picture.

"I do remember he was scared - he doesn't look it in the picture. You can tell Slinky really likes him because he's got his tongue out. Slinky was really excited to meet him. Most of the time because Slinky loves me so much he'd come back to me, but in this picture, he's going right for Amir."

She went on to tell the paper it was understandable that Amir was so frightened while taking part in his Bushtucker Trial, as there's a 'difference between snakes in the wild and a beautiful snake' like Slinky.

Sadly, Georgie also told the paper that Slinky is no longer with us, but that before his death he met a bunch of celebrities including Scarlett Johansson (who loved him, by the way), Leonardo DiCaprio and Rita Ora - more celebs than Amir will meet in the jungle.

Source: Daily Mirror

Featured Image Credit: ITV/I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here

Claire Reid

Claire Reid is a journalist at LADbible. Claire graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a BA in journalism. She’s previously worked at Trinity Mirror. Since joining LADbible, Claire has worked on pieces for the UOKM8? mental health campaign, the Yemen crisis, life in the Calais Jungle as well as a profile of a man who is turning himself into a cyborg.

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