Why is Mo Farah a Sir? That’s what many viewers of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! are wondering in 2020.
The twentieth series of the ITV show has relocated to Wales due to the pandemic. Trading Australia for Abergele was the first alteration to the series, but Bushtucker Trials, Dingo Dollars and Jungle Showers have all been changed to Dungeon Trials, Castle Coins and Castle Baths, too.
Without further adieu, let’s get to know one of the 2020 contestants who says he could eat rice and beans for “weeks or months“!
Who is Sir Mo Farah?
Ready to trade the comfort of his own home for a draughty old castle is Sir Mo Farah CBE!
Somalian-born Mo is a legend in the sporting world and his records will go down in Olympic Games history. He’s a double Olympic champion at the London 2012 and Rio de Janeiro 2016 Games in both the 5000 and 10,000-metre races.
Speaking to ITV, Mo, 37, described himself as laid back. “I am fearful of everything that moves – all animals… But I am not bothered if the castle is haunted and I’m not too bad with heights either.”
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Why is Mo Farah a Sir?
In 2013, Mo Farah was awarded a CBE by the Queen for his contributions to athletics. He was then knighted in 2017. Mo is a ‘Sir’ because he was knighted by the Queen.
His first Olympic appearance was at the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008, he then won gold at the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Games.
Mo’s no stranger to receiving awards as he also won the 2017 BBC Sports Personality of the Year. Perhaps King of the Castle will be next on his list of accolades?
Mo Farah’s family
Mo is married and has children. His wife, Tania, 34, looks to be a keen runner from her Instagram (@taniafarah86). Mo and Tania are said to have met at university and tied the knot in 2010.
Together Mo and Tania share four children, the eldest, Rhianna, is Mo’s stepdaughter, then Tania and Mo have twin daughters, Aisha and Amani, and a son, Hussein.
Mo, Tania, Rhianna, 15, Aisha and Amani, 8, and Hussein, 5, can be seen pictured together on Instagram.
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