Frankie Dettori is saddling up for a different kind of challenge as he joins the line-up of I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!.


Last night’s episode (22nd November) saw renowned jockey Frankie make a late arrival to camp alongside boxer Tony Bellew, with the duo announced as the new camp coaches.

The two campers have joined an exciting line-up including This Morning’s Josie Gibson, former Made in Chelsea star Sam Thompson and JLS singer Marvin Humes.

But is Frankie up to the challenge? Here's your guide to I'm a Celebrity contestant Frankie Dettori.

Who is Frankie Dettori?

Age: 52

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Instagram: @frankiedettori_

Job: Professional jockey

Frankie Dettori is one of the most successful jockeys in the world, with numerous Group 1 races under his belt, including multiple wins at the prestigious Ascot Racecourse. His charismatic personality and his signature flying dismount have made him a fan favourite.

Apart from his racing accolades, Dettori has appeared on television shows such as Celebrity Big Brother, showcasing his personality beyond the racetrack.

His wife, Catherine Dettori, is a former TV presenter, and they have five children together. Frankie often shares glimpses of his family life and equestrian adventures on his Instagram.

What has Frankie Dettori said about joining I'm a Celebrity 2023?

Frankie Dettori wearing a black leather jacket
Frankie Dettori. Getty Images

Speaking about joining the line-up, Frankie admitted that he’ll miss his jet-setting lifestyle that sees him travel around the world to race horses.

"I am an emotional person, and I think one of the hardest things for me will be missing travelling," he said ahead of his arrival.

"I have spent 30 years away from my family, and so I am used to that, but I do love travelling. It will be difficult," he added.

Despite this, he has promised not to moan and said he is "looking forward to the challenge of it all".

"It’s definitely sinking in now that I am doing I’m a Celebrity," he added.

"This is going to be tougher than a horse race, it is going to be a challenge, but I am looking forward to it all. I am going straight from riding to the jungle. But you don’t get to do this every day, so why not?

"There are a lot of things that are unique, it’s the jungle, a different environment, and you have to eat a lot of b******s!

"It’s also fun, demanding and I am going to meet a lot of new people. I am 100 per cent committed and I am not going to moan about what I am missing, as I’m looking forward to the challenge of it all."

I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! airs on ITV1 and ITVX.

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