Amir Khan's tweet about 'I'm A Celeb' from 2012 is so awkward

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‘I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here’ started on Sunday night and sports fans would have recognised a few people.

Former Chelsea star Dennis Wise is one of the campmates, so too is Jamie Vardy’s wife, Rebecca.

But probably the biggest name in the whole show is boxer Amir Khan.

The former world champions hasn’t had a fight since being brutally knocked out by Canelo Alvarez 18 months ago and has since had surgery on an ongoing hand problem.

The Bolton welterweight is planning to return to the ring next year but will reportedly earn a cool £250,000 for his appearance in the ITV programme - 10 times more than the lowest-paid contestants.

But while the boxing world will no doubt mock Khan over the coming weeks, it seems one tweet he sent in 2012 certainly hasn’t helped his cause.

Khan's tweet from 2012

Khan was once asked by a fan whether he’d go on ‘I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here,’ to which he replied: "No it's for has beens."

Well, this is awkward. Very awkward indeed.

Unsurprisingly, the tweet - which has been deleted - is now going viral with thousands of people picking up on it.


Oh dear, Amir.

So, Khan has realised he’s a “has been” and decided to go on the hit TV programme it seems.

In the opening show, Khan was forced to “walk the plank” before entering the jungle and he admitted that it was “worse than going into a fight.”

What about facing Canelo? Surely it wasn’t worse than that?

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