Martina lands in the Bush with a bump


Originally published on: 26/02/10 15:03

Its been a quiet start to the Im a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here adventure for Martina Navratilova but that doesnt mean the first 24 hours hasnt already featured some comedy moments.

The tennis superstar is one of ten celebrities fighting it out to win the reality TV show aired every night on British channel ITV1 over the next three weeks.

Sundays opening show featured footage of Martina entering the jungle and it wasnt long before the multi-grand slam winning American was forced to confront one of her worst fears heights when she was made to parachute into camp.

The ten celebs were split into two teams of five and Martina joined forces with ex-EastEnder Joe Swash, TV presenter Dani Behr, former Star Trekker George Takei and British police chief Brian Paddick.

The first challenge was for the team to sky-dive into camp, but far from shying away from the prospect, the former world No.1 gritted her teeth and got stuck in.

Life in the jungle has been pretty comfortable for Martina and her team-mates so far as they won the right to set up camp on the


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