Paul Gascoigne will use his Italian I'm A Celeb stint to finally overcome his lifelong fear of snakes.

He is jetting off to Hondouras to take part in their version of the show, which involved a two month show on a desert island.

The football legend, 53, has a great relationship with the public in Italy after playing in Serie A for Lazio.

He can't to show them what he can do but accepts he has one problem – snakes.

He told The Sun : “What is really going to scare me is the snakes.

Football legend Paul Gascoigne has a big plan to cure his snake phobia
Football legend Paul Gascoigne has a big plan to cure his snake phobia

“Anything else I can put up with, lack of food, the trials, but what I’m really scared of is the snakes.

“I think I will either be out in 24 hours or win it — there won’t be any half measures."

His I'm A Celebrity spell comes as the 53-year-old admitted he was now drinking again, after his long battle with alcoholism.

But Gazza insists he's now able to control how much he has, revealing he can limit himself to "a couple of glasses of wine or a few glasses of beer."

He explained that during the interview process for the show's UK version he was asked to meet with a psychiatrist.

He is loved by Italians, she can't wait to see him on their version of I'm A Celebrity
He is loved by Italians, she can't wait to see him on their version of I'm A Celebrity

He told the publication: "I did interviews for I’m A Celebrity in the UK but they pre-judged me. They wanted to sign me for the show, but when it came to speaking to the psychiatrist they really p***ed me off.

"I wasn’t happy about that. And the questions she asked me were ridiculous."

His campmates will include former Miss Italy Carolina Stramare and actress Angela Melillo.

Gascoigne spent a three-season spell with Rome-based club Lazio between 1992 and 1995 and shone as the Three Lions finished fourth at the 1990 World Cup in Italy.