Poker Fan Jimmy White Joins I’m A Celebrity!

12th November, 2009

Poker enthusiast Jimmy White is to enter the jungle in the latest series of ITV’s I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here!

Jimmy ‘the whirlwind’ White, aged 47, is well known for his gambling and party lifestyle, “I’m obviously very competitive when I’m playing snooker and poker so it is a competition so I will try and win, I will try and use a few strategies of, you know, staying composed. I shall be going in there to try and win it for sure.”

Jimmy White famously won Poker Millions- The Masters tournament in 2003. A Ladbrokes spokesman said of the win at the time, ” Playing at his first event, snooker-player Jimmy White shocked the poker world by claiming the $150,000 first prize, combining great flair and nerves of steel to turn over many of the leading fancies…White attributed his success, in which he also beat his old rival Steve “The Nugget” Davis to take the top prize, to the “hours spent practicing at” and said he would celebrate his surprise victory by “having a game of poker tomorrow”!

Jimmy will be joined in the jungle by glamour girls Samantha Fox and Katie Price, design- duo Colin McAllister and Justin Ryan, actress Lucy Benjamin, Mis-teeq star Samantha Washington, strictly dancer Camilla Dallerup, presenter Kim Woodburn, actor Stuart Manning, Celebrity chef Gino D’Acampo and US actor George Hamilton to make up an 11 member strong group.

We at online poker alerts wish Jimmy and the rest of the I’m a Celebrity gang good luck (and are glad it’s not us!). If you like playing poker why not take a leaf out of Jimmy White’s book and start at Ladbrokes Poker? You never know you could be the next big poker star!

By Faye

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