He’s the latest star to sign up to the latest series of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here as it moves out of the Australian jungle for the first time.
Mo Farah will be joining the other celebs in the ever-so-slightly less exotic setting of Gwrych Castle in North Wales. In November. Better pack your thermals, Mo.
It’s his reality TV debut, and Britain’s most successful athlete is used to winning so it’ll be interesting to see how competitive he is in the castle.
He’s had to go into isolation for a week first, thanks to COVID.
Mo apparently first started watching I’m A Celeb a decade ago when Linford Christie entered the camp.
An insider told The Sun: “Mo’s been a big fan of the show for years and was just waiting for the right time in his career to do it. He obviously has an excellent level of fitness and mental focus so will be great at the Bushtucker Trials and will be a positive addition for keeping up team morale for campmates – especially as a lot of the celebs are worried how cold it will be.”
They continued: “It’s his first foray into reality TV so he’s a bit nervous about the challenges and will miss his family, but he thinks it’ll be an amazing experience and the opportunity of a lifetime. It’s a massive coup for producers to bag Mo for the series. Everyone’s really excited about the signing and think he’ll be a hit with viewers.”
“It’s the first time he’s agreed to do anything like this, so it’ll be a massive draw for sports fans” the source added.
He’ll be joining opera singer Russell Watson, West End singer and actress Ruthie Henshall, Paralympian Hollie Arnold, Coronation Street legend Beverley Callard, Strictly Come Dancing pro AJ Pritchard, ex-Family Fortunes host Vernon Kay, BBC news host Victoria Derbyshire, Boyzone’s Keith Duffy and Eastenders actress Jessica Plummer.
I’m A Celebrity starts on November 15th.
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