London, Sep 24(ANI): Former England footballer Paul Gascoigne could lose out on a place in the popular TV show 'I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!' after failing a psychology test.
According to reports, Gazza, who is suffering from alcoholism, depression,obsessive compulsive disorder and personal legal problems, was told that he was not mentally strong enough to participate in the competition after failing the test.
Gazza, however, has claimed that he was not ready to take the test at that time, as he was reeling from the death of his hero, Sir Bobby Robson, and the report that his mother has cancer.
He has also asked for a second chance to be part of the show.
"Paul was gutted when he was told he hadn't passed the test. He's keen to go on the show. He thinks it could actually help his recovery. But, the analysis could not have happened at a worst time," The Daily Star quoted a pal, as saying.
"He was is no state to be examined by a psychologist. The woman asked him all kinds of personal stuff. Was he gay? Had he been abused or seen his dad hitting his mum? The answers were no but he found the questions very intrusive," the pal added.
It is believed that the producers and the show's presenters Ant and Dec, were desperate to have Gazza participating in the show, but they don't want to take the risk of ruining his recovery.
Meanwhile, ITV1 chiefs are considering analysing the star again after he has had time to recover from the devastating double blow. (ANI)