I’m A Celebrity star suffers family tragedy day before launch
Posted by  badge Boss on Nov 19, 2023 - 09:58AM
A star set to appear on I’m A Celebrity has shared the news of a death of a loved one (Picture: ITV/ Shutterstock)

A former boxing star rumoured to be joining the upcoming season ofhas suffered a devastating loss.

is set to appear as a latecomer on the reality series, which .

While he was initially revealed as part of a L***ed cast list, he’s yet to be .

However, he and retired jockey are after the initial group of famous faces enter camp.

While it’s unclear if he has already flown to Australia before cameras start rolling, Bellew has revealed a recent family tragedy, sharing the news of the death of his grandmother.

The former Cruiserweight World champion shared a heartfelt tribute on social media on Saturday.

Former boxer Tony Bellew posted a tribute to his nan (Picture: Tony Bellew/ Instagram)

Posting a series of photos of them together on Instagram, he captioned the post: ‘Goodnight Nan! I’ll love you forever girl…an amazing mother to my Mum in what I can only imagine was a difficult time.

‘You carried me and my three brothers like we were yours!’

He went on to share having her around was ‘like having two mums’, however joked about her disciplinary skills he was subjected to.

‘You always put us straight and told us off! You was the boss of our house…’

He concluded the post by writing: ‘97 years old! You were a lady and a boss right to the end. I love you Nan.’

The confirmed campmates will be entering the jungle this weekend (Picture: ITV/Shutterstock)

Despite the loss, Bellew still appears to be heading to the jungle, following in the footsteps of last season’s latecomers Matt Hancock and Seann Walsh.

The celebrities set to enter camp tomorrow include This Morning’s Josie Gibson and Britney Spears’ sister Jamie Lynn Spears.

Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage will also be joining them, with Made in Chelsea star Sam Thompson, Eastenders’ Danielle Harold and social media star Nella Rose also signing up for the reality series.

Meanwhile JLS singer Marvin Humes, food critic Grace Dent, First Dates Fred Sirieix, and Hollyoaks’ Nick Pickard are the other stars who have been confirmed to appear.

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