Wayne Bridge is trying to convince wife Frankie to go on 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!'.

Frankie and Wayne Bridge

Frankie and Wayne Bridge

The 40-year-old retired football star went in the jungle in 2016 and is desperately trying to convince his partner – the former Saturdays singer – to follow in his footsteps.

Wayne said: "I've just got such great memories of it, I loved doing it and I always try to push Frankie to do it but she knows that if she does it my phone bill would be through the roof because I'd be voting for her to do the trials non-stop.

"I think Frank would be scared of everything – missing the kids, sleeping out with all the animals, she'd be terrified of everything so I think it would be good value to watch."

Wayne admits that he wants Frankie, 31, to go on the show for the benefit of their sons Parker, seven and Carter, five.

He said: "I think she will do it. She'd try to talk herself out of it but I know I could talk her into it.

"She has to do it for the kids so they can see it. They were quite young when I did it so I'd love them to see her do it."

Wayne believes that this year's contestants have had it easier as the show has moved to Wales amid the coronavirus pandemic.

He told Mirror Online: "To be honest I thought they got off a bit lightly on some of it. At the beginning the trials were easy and I thought they had to get tougher.

"It's obviously different with them being in Wales. People say at least Australia is warm but we were in a storm a few of the nights and we were getting drenched, sometimes the weather's quite bad.

"I can't say I wouldn't have done it [in Wales]. I like to challenge myself and you just don't know what it's going to be like."