Is Mo Farah vegan and who is his wife as he appears on I’m A Celebrity?

Mo Farah on I'm A Celebrity

Mo Farah has joined the I’m A Celebrity castle (Picture: Rex Shutterstock)

I’m A Celebrity is back on our screens – and this time it’s like you’ve never seen it before, with the action transferring from the Australian jungle to a Welsh castle in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

And among those joining in the fun in Wales is gold-medal winning athlete Sir Mo Farah – who’ll be hoping to add the King of the Castle title to his already well-decorated trophy cabinet.

As well as his amazing accomplishments on the race track, Mo’s previously spoken out about the strict ‘athlete’s diet’ that he follows, which may well have prepared him for the grim camp rations.

But is he vegan – and who is he married to? Here’s what you need to know about Mo…

Is Mo Farah vegan?

Speaking to BBC Good Food in 2016 Mo revealed that he is not vegan or vegetarian – but did describe his diet as ‘dull and tasteless’.

In the interview he revealed his diet when training for London 2012, with breakfast being ‘coffee and cereal – normally Frosties as I really like them, probably a little too much!’ – and that he followed it with several small meals throughout the day.

‘If I had a lunch it tended to be pasta, steamed vegetables and grilled chicken,’ he explained – saying that dinner would be the same kind of thing.

‘I realise it doesn’t sound too exciting, but for someone doing my pursuit it was absolutely the right thing to eat,’ he said.

He added that he celebrated his Olympic triumph by eating his ‘first burger in a year’ – and admitted that he is partial to dark chocolate, calling it ‘good for an energy boost’.

While Mo is not vegan, it’s been reported that he will be tucking into a different menu from his fellow campers due to his religious beliefs.

The Sun has reported that as he is Muslim, he reportedly asked bosses if his food could be halal – which ITV were happy to accommodate.

‘Mo told producers a long time ago about his food preferences, so they were prepared,’ a source said.

‘He can’t eat certain food unless it’s prepared in the correct way according to his religion.’

Who is Mo Farah married to and do they have children?

Mo married long-term girlfriend Tania Nell – whom he met at university – in 2010.

Mo Farah and Tania Farah with their daughters in 2014

Mo (pictured in 2014) has twin daughters and a step-daughter with his wife Tania, as well as a son who was born in 2015 (Picture: Getty Images)

The couple are parents to twins Aisha and Amani, who were born in 2012, as well as son Hussein, who was born in 2015.

Mo is also stepdad to Tania’s daughter Rhianna.

The family lived in Portland, Oregon for several years to fit in with Mo’s training – where Tania opened the British Manor Spa in 2017.

However they have since moved back to the UK – with Mo saying at the time: ‘Tania and I realised how much we have missed spending time with our friends and family – and the kids are so happy here, too. We want the kids to grow up in the UK. It’s the right thing to do for my family.’

I’m A Celebrity continues on ITV on Monday night at 9pm.

MORE : Former I’m A Celebrity star Sam Quek announces pregnancy after devastating miscarriage

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