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I’m a Celebrity: Mo Farah’s wife ‘cried laughing’ when he took part in gross challenge

I’m a Celebrity: Mo Farah’s wife ‘cried laughing’ when he took part in gross challenge

Sir Mo Farah‘s wife has said she cried with laughter as she watched the Olympian take part in an I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here challenge.

In the episode that aired on Friday 20 November, Farah was tasked with finding stars in holes of the walls of the castle, which were buried beneath a number of grim surprises.

Farah had to deal with locusts, fish guts and maggots on the ITV competition, but said he was “disappointed” after collecting nine out of a possible 12 stars.

Speaking with The Daily Drop show via a video call, however, his wife Tania Nell said she thought it was “brilliant”.

“I didn’t think he’d react as scared as he did,” she said. “He didn’t know what was in there so probably thought it was snakes in every box.”

She said she knew that he would think anything less than 12 stars would count as a failure, “but that’s just the way he thinks.”

“Even with board games with the kids, he doesn’t want to lose at anything,” she said.

She also revealed that snakes are Farah’s “biggest fear” after one was placed around his shoulders during the trial.

“He’s petrified by them. I saw it on his face. It was like he went into a trance. He froze. It was like he’d left his head for a minute,” she said.

Tania and Mo Farah with their family, pictured in 2018

(Rex Features)

Farah’s children are apparently enjoying seeing their dad on the show, which makes a change from the times he spends away training for races.

“They miss him obviously, but… they’re able to see him,” Tania said. “When he’s in training camp he’s up in the mountains… so they go months without seeing him.

I’m a Celebrity continues on Sunday 22 November at 9pm on ITV.

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