James Haskell 'confirms' father-in-law Richard Madeley is going on 'I'm A Celebrity'

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Richard Madeley is rumoured to be going on 'I'm A Celebrity'. (Joe Maher/Getty Images)
Richard Madeley is rumoured to be going on 'I'm A Celebrity'. (Joe Maher/Getty Images)

James Haskell has appeared to confirm that his father-in-law Richard Madeley is going on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!

The contestants for the upcoming series have not been revealed but there have been plenty of rumours about TV star Madeley being among the line-up.

And Haskell – who is married to Madeley’s daughter Chloe - seemed to confirm it in a slip of the tongue on Good Morning Britain.

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The rugby star was a contestant on the show in 2019 and was talking to presenters Susanna Reid and Ben Shephard about how Madeley might do if he signed up for it.

“I think he’ll be amazing, and I tell you what, my one thing with Richard…" he said, before Shephard chimed in to ask: “He will be amazing or he might be?”

James Haskell and Chloe Madeley attend the National Television Awards 2020 at The O2 Arena in London. (Photo by Keith Mayhew / SOPA Images/Sipa USA)
James Haskell is married to Richard Madeley's daughter Chloe. (Keith Mayhew / SOPA Images/Sipa USA)

Rushing to correct his apparent blunder, Haskell said: “He might be amazing. He might be amazing, hypothetically.”

Laughing, he added: “I feel like one of your politicians – 'I didn’t take the money, I didn’t do anything!'"

Madeley has been teasing for weeks that he is taking part in the reality show and signed off from Good Morning Britain last week with yet another clue.

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The star, who is one of the show's guest presenters, said: "Now then... I've got places to go, people to see and things to eat... interesting things to eat, so I'll be back very soon after Christmas. This is my last show for a while.”

The TV star has kept fans guessing about whether he is going on the show. (ITV)
The TV star has kept fans guessing about whether he is going on the show. (ITV)

I’m A Celebrity returns later this month, with Ant and Dec back as hosts.

It is taking place at Gwrych Castle in Wales for the second year, after moving there from the Australian jungle in 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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