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I'm a Celebrity star David Ginola looks fantastic in unearthed throwbacks

David is a retired football player

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David Ginola is wowing fans with his appearance on I'm a Celebrity, and viewers (and his fellow campmates) are swooning over the former football player, but what did he look like as a younger man?

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In two unearthed snaps, the 54-year-old is posing for snaps after being signed to Tottenham Hotspur back in 1997. In another photo, the star is posing in an Adidas kit ahead of a match while playing for Newcastle United in 1995.

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Another shows the former footballer famously wore his hair longer, so much so that he fronted adverts for L'Oréal and Elvive nutri-vitamin shampoo. He previously revealed that he was contractually obliged to keep his hair long, telling The Sun: "I could never cut my hair below a certain length. I could never shave my head a la David Beckham. My first thought when he got a Brylcreem deal was that he must have swapped his contract for Brylcreem with Gillette."

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David was known for having long hair

He added: "Sometimes I will be at an airport and a member of the public will come up to me and say: 'Look, it’s the guy from the shampoo advert' rather than: 'Look, it’s that footballer.'"

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Viewers are loving the Frenchman in the show, with one writing: "Me whenever David Ginola speaks," with a gif reading: "He's an absolute dream!" Another added: "Err I’m watching #ImACelebrity just to listen to David Ginola’s sexy French accent. He’s gorgeous!!"

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David played for Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United

Even the campmates have opened up about David, with Franke Bridge chatting about David taking his shirt off for a challenge. She said: "So David decided to go topless, which for me was such a bizarre moment. I’ve not properly met him yet. I think Wayne will be quite pleased that there were bars in between David and I in our shower."

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