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Heartbreaking reason Tony Bellew decided to enter I’m A Celebrity jungle

Heartbreaking reason Tony Bellew decided to enter I’m A Celebrity jungle

I'm A Celeb's Tony Bellew initially almost pulled out of the show.

I’m A Celebrity contestant Tony Bellew decided to enter jungle due to a heartbreaking reason.

Another celeb said goodbye to the camp last night as Marvin Humes was the sixth celeb voted off I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! - with just Sam Thompson, Bellew, Nigel Farage, and Josie Gibson now left in the Australian jungle.

Humes said the experience was 'one million percent life-changing', telling hosts Ant and Dec that he is 'so grateful for everything that I have'.

Adding: “And my kids. You really do appreciate everything you have in life, not the material stuff, just the people that you love and the people that love you, those feelings are really nice.”

It comes after the celebrities had an emotional surprise reunion with their nearest and dearest during Friday’s episode (8 December).

Tony Bellew.
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Humes was reunited with his wife, The Saturday's Rochelle Humes, and Bellew was also saw his wife Rachael - which he said would 'stick with me more than any moment I’ve had in the jungle'.

But he almost didn't end up taking his place in the jungle after going through a devastating family tragedy.

And Rachael - who shares three boys with the boxer - revealed the heartbreaking reason why Bellew ultimately decided to join.

His beloved grandmother Rose, who'd acted like a 'second mum' to him, had died aged 97 - the day after he'd agreed to take part in the show.

Rachael said that he still decided to enter the jungle so he could honour his late grandmother.

Bellew's grandmother Rose, who acted like a 'second mum' to him, died aged 97.
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Opening up about her husband's loss, Rachael told The Mirror: "Rose would be so, so proud of Ant.

"She passed away a few days before he went in so that was obviously very difficult for him.

"She was like a second mum to Ant - he absolutely idolised her. He called her the 'boss of the family'. He is doing this for her and I know he will be thinking of her every day while he’s in there."

Bellew also previously explained: “I signed the day before she passed away, so there was no going back then.

"If I sign something, I honour my agreement.

"In an ideal world I would have left it but I had signed. I was coming, so I am here. But I am going back to bury her on the 15th.

"I was going to renegade if I couldn't move the burial date. I can bury her now when I get back."

The final episode of I'm a Celeb will take place on Sunday (10 December) from 9pm to 10.30pm on ITV1 or on demand on ITVX.

Featured Image Credit: ITV

Topics: ITV, Im A Celebrity