Who is I’m A Celebrity 2020 contestant Hollie Arnold and when did she leave ITV show?


HOLLIE Arnold has become the first star to be voted off this year’s series of I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here.

The Paralympian spent 12 days in the castle, with camp mates including fellow athlete Mo Farah, before she tearfully left the show.

Hollie Arnold is a record breaking Paralympian

Who is Hollie Arnold?

Hollie is a 26-year-old athlete from Grimsby.

She now lives in Leicestershire and gave fans a sneak peak inside her home.

The highlight of her career thus far has been winning gold at the 2016 Paralympics in Rio.

She plays javelin and has broken world records twice, once in Rio and again at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

She attended her first disability sports event aged 11 and by 14 she was representing Great Britain.

Hollie Arnold is a powerhouse sportswoman, having smashed world records twice

Hollie made her reality TV debut on the twentieth series of I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here.

The Paralympian became the first star to leave the show after getting voted out on Friday, November 27.

Hollie tearfully left the camp, saying the show had been the “best experience” she had ever had.

Hollie was comforted by her camp mates before leaving the show

When did she compete at the Paralympics?

Hollie first competed at the Paralympics aged 14, making her the youngest Brit at the Summer Paralympic Games in Beijing in 2008.

The young contestant finished 11th in the women’s F42-46 javelin.

Hollie then competed at the London 2012 Summer Paralympics, at which she came fifth and achieved her then personal best.

In 2016 she won gold at the Summer Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro.

There she set a world record with a throw of 43.01 metres, which she went on to beat again two years later.

Her record is now 44.43 metres.

Hollie won gold in the 2016 summer Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro

What happened to her arm?

Hollie was born without her right forearm.

She spoke to Stylist magazine about how she came to terms with her disability.

She said: “It was a big journey for me being disabled because I hated the way I looked.

“I used to hide my disability, and I got to an age where I said: ‘I’m never going to have the other arm, so you should accept the way you are’.”

Revealing her strong mindset, she added: “I love the way I look now, it’s a part of me. It doesn’t define me, it’s just a part of me.

“I think I would still be in sport if I had two arms. It’s given me a great pathway, so I can’t complain.”