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Sir Mo Farah tipped to star in 2020 series of I’m A Celebrity . . . Get Me Out Of Here!’

Sir Mo Farah has reportedly signed up for I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!

The Olympic hero athlete, 37, is set to go in to isolation this week so he can join the cast of the ITV show, the Sun reports.

Farah, who is Britain’s most successful athlete, will then travel to Gwrych Castle, North Wales, where the latest series is being filmed next month.

His representatives have been approached for comment.

Mo Farah (BELGA MAG/AFP via Getty Images)

The four-time Olympic gold medallist is the latest in a long list of Olympians and sporting heroes to take part in the show, which is usually filmed in the Australian jungle.

Former sprinter Linford Christie, who took home an Olympic gold medal in the 100m in 1992 took part in 2010.

Silver medal javelin star Fatima Whitbread, 59, came third in 2011 with hockey star Samantha Quek, 32, coming 4th in 2016.

Swimmer Rebecca Adlington, 31, who won two golds at the Beijing Olympics in 2008, appeared on the show in 2013.

Hosts Ant and Dec pose together ahead of the show launch (@antanddec)

A source 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.

“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.

Gwrych Castle – where the 2020 series will take place (Getty Images)

“It’s the first time he’s agreed to do anything like this, so it’ll be a massive draw for sports fans.”

Farah, famed for his celebration pose the MoBot, took Olympic gold in both the 5,000 and 10,000 metres at London 2012 and the Rio games in 2016. He holds ten world titles.

He was knighted in 2017 for his services to athletics and lives in London with his wife Tania, 34, and their four children.

West End actress, singer and dancer Ruthie Henshall, 53, operatic tenor Russell Watson, 53, and Paralympian Hollie Arnold, 26, are rumoured to be joining Farah for the 2020 series, which begins on November 15.


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