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Olympian Sir Mo Farah will be getting special halal meals during his time on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!
The gold medallist is now living in North Wales, at the chilly Gwrych Castle, ready to battle the elements and take part in horrific tasks EastEnders star Jessica Plummer, presenter Vernon Kay and author Giovanna Fletcher.
However, the 37 year old will not be eating quite the same meals as his campmates owing to his Muslim religion.
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This is similar to the accommodations made for boxer Amir Khan during his stint on the show in 2017.
A source close to the show told The Sun: “Mo told producers a long time ago about his food preferences, so they were prepared.
“He can’t eat certain food unless it’s prepared in the correct way according to his religion.”
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However, unfortunately for Mo, this does not exempt the father of four from eating the disgusting creepy-crawlies in the Bushtucker Trials.
Despite taking time out to compete on the show, Mo has been adamant that it will not decrease his chance of success at the Olympic Games in Tokyo next year.
Speaking to The Mirror, the star said: “To be honest, it's a good time to do it for me.
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“It's something you know, I've watched the show with a lot of interest and other athletes on it.
“But normally, at this time of the year, I'm not even training. My normal training starts from January, training camp, I go about six or seven weeks into a block of training and then get back into racing, so it's the perfect time to do it.”
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He continued: “I guess training will not start for me probably until January. Meanwhile, I have been running and training.
“I'm confident as to where I am. I've known for me, the main thing is staying injury free and staying focused.”
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