I’m A Celebrity: Iain Lee is doing the show for a heartbreaking reason [ITV]
Iain Leehas had a bit of a hard time in the jungle, amid “bullying” claims, but now it has been revealed while he joined the jungle.
I’m A Celebrity camp mate Iain is said to have signed up to for a very important reason, needing the appearance fee to pay of his mother’s huge medical bills.
Iain’s mother is in a care home, and it’s been reported that the round-the-clock care she needs has racked up a huge bill.
Iain is thought to be doing the jungle so that he can pay off the bills, which are said to have hit around £350,000 in eight years.
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I’m A Celebrity: Iain Lee is doing the show for a heartbreaking reason [ITV/REX/Shutterstock]
A source told the Mirror: “Her health is a constant worry for Iain. He spends a lot of time with her every week.
“The cost of the care home is almost certainly a factor in him doing the show.
“On a positive note his mum is enjoying seeing him on the show and back on TV so it has had a positive effect. Iain will be chuffed when he hears this.”
It comes after Iain confirmed last year the costs of his mother’s treatment, as he discussed her severe MS.
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Iain said: “She can’t stand or feed herself, she is completely dependent on people to clean her.
“She had £100,000 savings, not because she was rich, because she never spent a penny.
“She paid off her mortgage she has to pay. So the house sold for £250,000 and so she had £350,000 in her bank, my children’s inheritance.
“Her care is just under £1,500-a-week. Imagine that. So she has burnt through the majority of £350,000 in eight years. You do the maths.”
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