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I'm a Celebrity's Tony Bellew’s wife Rachael on star’s tribute to beloved nan

tony bellew and wife rachael roberts stand together, with tony in a black suit and rachael in a black dress
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I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! star Tony Bellew's wife Rachael has spoken about her husband's touching tribute to his late grandmother, Rose, on the show.

The former professional boxer sang Nat King Cole's 'L-O-V-E' on the series in honour of his grandmother, who passed away last month just 24 hours after Tony signed his contract for the show.

"Rose would be so, so proud of Ant [Tony]," Rachael told The Sun. "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."

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"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," she added, before talking about her husband's fears in the jungle.

"I have no idea where the fear of snakes comes from - it's not as if we come across them where we live! I just know it's something he absolutely hates and doesn't like the way they slither around!

"It's so funny because whenever we have been at the zoo with the kids Ant always refuses to go in the reptile house! He always blames the heat in them, saying they are too hot, but I know better!

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"Ant is just so determined when he faces a challenge [and] will focus to overcome his fears - I did think he was funny as he was giving it the big one, screaming 'he's the daddy' but then apologised to the snake!"

Tony has made it to the final four of this year's series, with the former boxer being joined by Nigel Farage, Josie Gibson and Sam Thompson in the final stages of the competition.

I'm a Celebrity… airs on ITV1 and ITVX.


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