Newcastle United star Callum Wilson keen for stint on I’m a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!

The Magpies talisman would swap the boots for bugs

Newcastle United star Callum Wilson is already eyeing up what endeavours he may throw himself into once his professional football career comes to an end.

The Magpies talisman is already taking small steps into the world of presenting and broadcasting, hosting the Footballer's Football Podcast on BBC Sounds.

Wilson appears on the show each week with West Ham United's Michail Antonio to give fans an insight into the behind-the-scenes life of a Premier League footballer and insight into their match preparation.

On the most recent episode, Wilson and Anotino pondered what they might want to do after playing football.

The Hammers' man was quick to answer that he fancied turning to presenting, whilst Wilson was a bit more ponderous on his future.

He didn't rule out a career on TV and even admitted there was one show he would love to do.

Newcastle United striker Callum Wilson. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

Wilson said: "I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! is one show I'd happily go on when I finish. I'd like to go on. Snakes, spiders, all of these insects I hate, but I'd conquer a fear that I'd never get to do in any other environment.

"At the moment, when I see a spider I can dash it and it doesn't matter. When people's food is on the line, having to do some kind of plan, I'd do the task."

Wilson of course wouldn't be the first Newcastle United star to appear on the show.

Last year, when the show returned to Wales for the second year running due to Covid-19, it featured former Magpies player David Ginola.

The NUFC star is competing on the ITV reality show this year (Image: ITV)

The Frenchman won over the nation with his humour, rapport with Geordie hosts Ant & Dec and, of course, dashing good looks.

Sadly for Ginola, it wasn't enough to see him crowned King of the Jungle.

He was booted out in fourth place, as Emmerdale star Danny Miller emerged triumphant.