He was fed a bland and low-calorie diet while a contestant on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!
And AFL star Josh Gibson was eager to try out Sydney’s new spaghetti and spritz bar, Mark & Vinny’s, on Wednesday night.
The hunk was dressed to impress as he arrived at the launch party, but appeared to be without a date to the prestigious event.
Dinner for one? I’m A Celebrity star Josh Gibson attends opening of Sydney spaghetti bar solo… after being spotted cuddling up to lingerie model co-star Simone Holtznagel following ongoing romance rumours
Josh cut a casual figure in camel-coloured boots, white jeans and an un-tucked black button-up.
The athlete’s muscular chest was on display as he left the top few buttons of his T-shirt undone, completing the look with a wide-brim hat.
Rumours of a romance between Josh and his blonde bombshell co-star Simone Holtznagel were rife when they appeared on Channel Ten’s reality series, but his jungle buddy was nowhere to be seen at the event, despite also being in Sydney.
Instead, this week Simone was seen dining with fellow co-star and Geordie Shore alumni Vicky Pattison.
Come dine with me! The athlete’s muscular chest was on display as he left the top few buttons of his T-shirt undone, completing the look with a wide-brim hat
The lingerie model, 24, and Josh certainly seemed close when they reunited in each others’ arms at a pre-Australian Grand Prix event last month.
At the event, Simone flaunted some major sideboob in a slinky leopard print dress with racy cut-outs on the bust and arms, as she posed with the sports star.
Josh, on the other hand, couldn’t wipe the smile off his face, appearing thrilled to be back in the company of his busty camp mate.
Reunited at last! Simone Holtznagel flaunts some major sideboob as she cuddles up to hunky I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! co-star Josh Gibson following romance rumours
‘He just won’t leave me alone #fakenews,’ Simone captioned a photograph.
Earlier that month, former camp mate Lisa Oldfield claimed the couple had been ‘going at it like rabbits’ behind the scenes of the Network 10 program.
‘These young people today, [there was] some serious rumpy-pumpy going on in the jungle,’ Lisa told KIIS FM’s Kyle and Jackie O Show following her eviction.
Whispers: Rumours were rife that the pair enjoyed a romance in the jungle during filming for the Channel Ten show
Lisa made the surprise remarks when fill-in host Beau Ryan asked whether there was a place on the reality TV set ‘where there was weird kinky stuff going on’.
‘Oh yeah completely, oh my god,’ the Real Housewives Of Sydney star exclaimed.
‘But it wasn’t me, it was Josh Gibson and Simone Holztnagel.’
Lisa continued: ‘I thought the baboons were bad but bloody Josh Gibson and Simone Holtznagel.’
Very close! The pair were rumoured to have gotten very close in the South African jungle