Former boxer Tony Bellew has opened up about the moment he considered quitting I'm a Celebrity after being surprised by a visit from his wife Rachael. The emotional reunion left Bellew in tears, and he admitted that he initially wanted to leave the show with her. However, Rachael convinced him to stay, reminding him of the disappointment it would bring to their children if he quit. Bellew and Rachael have been together since they were teenagers and have four sons together.
An unexpected reunion
Last week, the I'm a Celebrity campmates were treated to brief visits from loved ones from the outside world. For Bellew, this meant an emotional reunion with his wife Rachael, who surprised him in the jungle. The boxer was overcome with emotion and broke down in tears at the sight of her.
A moment of doubt
Bellew admitted that the reunion with his wife made him consider leaving the show. He confessed to Good Morning Britain hosts Susanna Reid and Ed Balls that he wanted to walk out with her. However, Rachael reminded him of the impact it would have on their children. Bellew said, "If I would've walked out, it would've been such a disappointment because my kids would've seen their dad quit, and I've never quit anything."
The importance of family
Bellew's love and commitment to his family played a significant role in his decision to stay on the show. He revealed that his wife told him, "You've gotta go, and they want you to go all the way." This reminder of his family's support and belief in him convinced Bellew to continue his journey on I'm a Celebrity.
A strong foundation
Bellew and Rachael have been together since they were teenagers. They tied the knot in 2018 in a private, low-key ceremony at Cheshire's Peckforton Castle. An insider shared that Rachael is confident and assured about her place in their relationship, and she is the one who "runs the ship" behind closed doors. Bellew values the simplicity and stability of their private life, stating that he doesn't need the trappings of fame because he has everything he needs in Rachael.
Love and support
Throughout his time on I'm a Celebrity, Bellew has been supported by his wife and children. Their love and encouragement have motivated him to push through challenges and continue on the show. Despite the heartbreak of leaving his wife again, Bellew remains determined to make his family proud.