Retired boxing star Tony Bellew has swapped the ring for the jungle as he joins this year's I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! line-up as a late arrival.


Tony arrived in the jungle during last night’s episode (22nd November) alongside renowned jockey Frankie Dettori, with the duo announced as the new camp coaches.

The two campers were teased at the end of Wednesday night's episode, and have joined the likes of Sam Thompson, Marvin Humes, Nick Pickard, Jamie Lynn Spears and Nigel Farage in this year's line-up.

So, could Tony have what it takes to stick it out until the final and be crowned jungle royalty?

As Tony Bellew joins I'm a Celebrity 2023, read on for everything you need to know about him.

Who is Tony Bellew?

Tony Bellew standing by a boxing ring in a suit
Tony Bellew. James Chance/Getty Images

Age: 40

Job: Boxer

Instagram: @tonybellew

Tony Bellew is a former professional boxer, who competed from 2007 to 2018. He's since worked as a boxing analyst and commentator.

Bellew hung up his gloves in 2018 after earning Cruiserweight, Heavyweight and Light-Heavyweight titles. In recent years, he has worked as a sports pundit.

He's also appeared on the big screen, starring in Creed, Creed II and Creed III alongside Michael B Jordan.

The boxer was part of the rumoured line-up revealed in The Sun.

What has Tony Bellew said about joining I'm a Celebrity 2023?

Tony vowed to stick out every challenge until the bitter end, saying ahead of his arrival: "You won’t catch me saying, ['I’m a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!']. I don’t think of myself as a celebrity and I will never back down or give in.

"I hope my sporting competitiveness will kick in. Imagine if it’s your fault if people aren’t eating?!"

He added: "This is going to be very hard and I am apprehensive. I had to think long and hard about doing it, because it is so out of my comfort zone, and it was my missus who talked me around to doing it."

He added: "I want to come in for the experience and leave a little bit of a trail for my kids who will be able to say: 'My dad did that.'"

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