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What is I'm A Celebrity star Kadeena Cox's disability and career?

I’m A Celebrity has brought a whole new round of celebrities to the castle for its 2021 series, including Kadeena Cox.

Her appearance comes after she triumphed the Celebrity MasterChef 2021 series, showcasing her incredible cooking skills to Gregg and John.

Kadeena has now been confirmed as a campmate on the gruelling ITV competition, which sees celebrities undergo challenges in a Welsh castle.

Viewers have since been questioning what Kadeena’s disability is, as well as her successful Paralympian background. Reality Titbit has got it covered.

What disability does Kadeena Cox have?

I’m A Celebrity contestant Kadeena has multiple sclerosis.

In May 2014, she entered the Loughborough International, but was rushed to hospital two days later, after showing symptoms, and was diagnosed as having suffered a stroke.

After two months of physiotherapy, she recovered back to normal health and began training again.

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Then in September, she experienced burning sensations in her right arm, which worsened to numbness in her arm and right leg, and she was again taken to hospital with suspicions of a stroke.

After extensive tests, she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Before the diagnosis, Kadeena was competing for a place on the British skeleton team.

Kadeena Cox’s successful Paralympian career

Kadeena Cox MBE is a 30-year-old parasport athlete.

Born in Leeds and to Jamaican parents, Kadeena won gold, silver and bronze medals at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio.

She also won three gold medals in 2015 and 2017 at the World Para Athletic Championships.

A competitor in T38 sprints and C4 para-cycling events, she was part of the 2015 IPC Athletics World Championships and the 2016 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships.

This is where she won world titles in the T37 100m and C4 500m time trial!

She has made history as the first British Paralympian to win golds in multiple sports at the same Games, since Isabel Barr at the 1984 Summer Paralympics.

Where else have we seen Kadeena Cox?

Kadeena may be starring on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! for 2021, but it’s not the only main role she has had on reality TV this year.

She starred on the latest Celebrity Gogglebox series alongside Adam Gemili, and was crowned the winner of Celebrity MasterChef 2021.

The BBC star also starred in The Great Stand Up To Cancer Bake Off in 2018 and Robot Wars in 2016, in between training for the Paralympics!

That’s not all, as Kadeena was on Celebs on The Farm and World Beaters.



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Celine is a journalist with over five years of experience in the media industry and the chief staff writer on Reality Titbit. After graduating with a degree in Multimedia Journalism she became a radio newsreader and reporter, before moving into her current role as a reality TV writer.