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I’m A Celebrity bosses want Eric Cantona as their dream signing for this year’s series – The Scottish Sun


FOOTBALL legend Eric Cantona is top of ITV bosses’ wish list for I’m A Celebrity this year.

The eccentric Manchester United idol is known for bizarre comments and behaviour.

Football legend Eric Cantona made to look like a contestant on I’m A Celebrity

ITV bosses said Cantona would be a dream signing for the reality TV show

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ITV bosses said Cantona would be a dream signing for the reality TV show

TV chiefs think he would be great to watch tackling bugs and critters in the jungle.

Show producer Richard Cowles named the 53-year-old Frenchman when asked who he is most eager to hire.

He said: “I just like the idea of Eric Cantona talking in French and coming up with really profound things. That would be good.”

In the 1990s, confident Eric’s effortless skills made him a favourite with United fans, who would chant “Ooh aah, Cantona”.

Premier League winner in 1996 Eric Cantona pictured with Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson and assistant Brian Kidd

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Eric Cantona captained United to a league and cup double in 1996 — pictured with Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson and assistant Brian Kidd

The Frenchman lifts the FA Cup at Wembley to seal a historic double for Manchester United in 1996

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The Frenchman lifts the FA Cup at Wembley to seal a historic double for Manchester United in 1996

He ended up in court after his 1995 kung-fu kick assault on a Crystal Palace fan during a match

After winning an appeal to be spared jail, all he said to the waiting media was: “When the seagulls follow the trawler, it is because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea.”


He is now an actor.

Mr Cowles, speaking at a Royal Television Society talk in Birmingham also said he would love to bag ex-United boss Sir Alex Ferguson, 78, but added: “That will never happen.”