Not interested in increasing his celebrity status or improving his skiing skills, Wiggins told The Mirror that he was mainly taking part in the show to stay in shape.
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“I don’t want to get fat and unfit, I’m really paranoid and conscious of that. I just don’t trust myself one bit. I’ve been institutionalised in sport since I was 12, so it’s a big change.
“I don’t want to let it go and then find myself two or three years down the line in a bit of a state.
“I have to do it for my mental health, I have to keep busy and in a routine. I’ve an obsessive nature, what-ever I do, I do to excess, so I’d rather keep good and clean.”
The show sees celebrities taking on a series of winter sports challenge, including ski jumping, downhill skiing, and bobsleigh.
However it has hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons in recent years with a number participants suffering serious injuries.