Paul Gascoigne, 53, sleeps rough on the forest floor in an arm brace

Paul Gascoigne was back in the thick of it on Sunday after returning to Italy’s version of I’m A Celebrity in an arm brace after he dislocated his shoulder.

The football legend, 53, had to spend a week in hospital after sustaining a shoulder injury during an endurance game on the reality show and looked thrilled to be back in the forest to continue filming the series.

But the harsh reality of living off the land soon crashed back around him as he was seen eyeing up a questionable mattress, before crashing out on the floor.

Back to reality (TV): Paul Gascoigne was back in the thick of it on Sunday after returning to Italy’s version of I’m A Celebrity in an arm brace after he dislocated his shoulder

Sleeping somewhat awkwardly with his arm wrapped up, Paul tried to get some rest.

The Mirror had revealed that Paul would be sleeping in an actual bed instead of the sandy ground like his campmates, – but this seemed not to be the case on Sunday.

He was later seen spitting something into a bucket as he chatted to co-star Awed – Simone Paciello.

A day prior, he couldn’t contain his emotion as he burst into tears upon his return on Thursday’s episode and said that he missed the other contestants ‘more than anything else in the world.’  

Doctors have instructed Gazza to follow specific rules in order to support his recovery. 

Honouring his comeback, the contestants congregated at the main camping area on Day 19 of the show to chat with the football ace. 

The sports icon, who famously cried after England lost to West Germany during the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Turin, was seen adjusting his arm brace on the island near Hondura.   

Sleeping rough: The football legend, 53, had to spend a week in hospital after sustaining a shoulder injury during an endurance game; and the harsh reality of living off the land soon crashed back around him

Sleeping rough: The football legend, 53, had to spend a week in hospital after sustaining a shoulder injury during an endurance game; and the harsh reality of living off the land soon crashed back around him

YouTube star Simone sympathetically rested his hand on a joyful Paul’s neck as they caught up. 

Meanwhile Daniela Martan smiled affectionately at the footballer who sported two-tone swimming trunks. 

Paul instantly adjusted to island life as he was seen walking through the campsite before changing into a relaxed shirt. 

Prior to his reentry earlier this week, Paul revealed he would be willing to return to the programme despite his accident. 

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