I’m A Celebrity star suffers heartbreaking family loss days before launch

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I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! campmates are rumoured to be having former boxing star Tony Bellew and retired jockey Frankie Dettori enter the camp as a late edition.

However, Tony recently suffered a devastating loss within his family are he announced his beloved grandmother had died.

Paying a heartfelt tribute on his Instagram alongside pictures of his life with his grandmother, he said: “Goodnight Nan! I’ll love you forever girl.

“An amazing mother to me Mum in what I can only imagine was a difficult time, You carried me and my 3 brothers like we was yours! I can’t lie it was like having 2 Mums!

“You always put us straight and told us off! You was the boss of our house.. 97 years old! You was a lady and a boss right to the end.. I love you Nan.” (sic)

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Tony is set to appear as a latecomer alongside Frankie and will follow the footsteps of last year’s latecomers, Matt Hancock and Seann Walsh.

While he was initially revealed as part of a leaked cast list, he’s yet to be confirmed as part of the line-up.

If Tony and Frankie are the late arrivals, they will be joining This Morning’s Josie Gibson, Britney Spears’ sister Jamie Lynn Spears, Former MP Nigel Farage, Made in Chelsea star Sam Thompson, Eastenders’ Danielle Harold, social media star Nella Rose, JLS singer Marvin Humes, food critic Grace Dent, First Dates Fred Sirieix, and Hollyoaks’ Nick Pickard.

Over the last couple of days, it has been announced which celebrity will be taking on what challenge before they even enter the jungle.

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Danielle, Sam, Fred and Grace will all take on the Tower of Terror as they battle it out to receive the flags at the end of their beams.

Marvin, Jamie and Nick will be facing their fear of heights as they jump out of a helicopter to be placed into the jungle.

Meanwhile, Nigel, Josie and Nella are taken to Uluru in an attempt to win the food for their campmates that evening.

I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! returns on Sunday at 9pm on ITV1

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