David Ginola believes the hardest challenge on ‘I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!’ was going without sex with his girlfriend.
The former Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United soccer player missed his time beneath the sheets with his girlfriend, Maeva Denat, who he boasted “making love” with was a daily priority for him.
The 54-year-old sportsman - who came fourth in the ITV reality show - said: “What I missed most was making love - especially when you do it every day.”
Ginola was overwhelmed with emotion when he finally received a letter - after missing out twice on the chance to read it - from the 32-year-old model, with whom he has a three-year-old daughter, Ever.
Maeva’s note read: “My love, I miss you more with every second that passes.
“The time is so long, we can’t wait for you to come back to us. There is a big void at home without you. Everything is fine here. Ever asks after you every day, she misses you so much.
“She loves her daddy very, very much. Ever and I watch you on TV as often as possible. I love to see you support your campmates and take care of Danny [Miller].
“It is so you. Kind, reliable, strong, solid, empathetic. Be brave my man, even though I have no doubt of it.
“I love you more and more. You are my superhuman. Your Ever and your Maeva.”
Following reading this letter, Ginola admitted he was “a lucky guy”.
The pair met back in 2016 - the same day that David suffered a near-fatal heart attack in a charity football fixture - in Cannes.
While he was divorcing his wife Coraline - with whom the Frenchman has two children; Carla, 27, and Andrea, 29 - the pair lived in London, however, they eventually relocated to the South of France
The one-time Paris Saint-Germain star also revealed his intends to stay in touch with his ex-campmates, such as Naughty Boy and the winner Danny Miller, and he is looking forward to seeing them again.
David said: “I will meet Naughty Boy first because we arranged to see each other in January. And Daniel Miller is getting married in July so I hope I am going to be there for his wedding."