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Caitlyn Jenner in tears over death of close friend in emotional I'm A Celebrity chat

Mirror logo Mirror 3 days ago Rose Hill

Caitlyn Jenner was in tears as she spoke about a close friend's death on I'm A Celebrity tonight.

The reality TV star, 70, opened up about the impact her track coach had on her whole life and branded him a "good person".

The emotional camp conversation was sparked when they spoke about the people who had influenced them in their lives.

Caitlyn began to tell a story about her track coach in college called LD Weldon, who had been 65 years old when she first met him. He has since died.

"It wasn’t just track stuff, it was knowledge, about life, and he was a really good person," Caitlyn said as she began to tear up.

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Crying, she added: "He had so many athletes throughout his career but he said to me that I was truly the greatest athlete he’d ever coached and that meant a lot to me, a lot, a good man.”

Caitlyn was comforted by the rest of her campmates as Nadine Coyle revealed her biggest influencer had been Louis Walsh.

She said: "Louis Walsh, he made me audition for Girls Aloud, he said ‘if you don’t, I won’t speak to you again’ I was like, we don’t speak that much anyway.

"I went and it all worked out well, I wouldn’t have gone to the audition if it wasn’t for him. I wouldn’t have been in Girls Aloud and then swallowing cockroaches.”

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Meanwhile Ian Wright spoke about his teacher Mr Pigden.

Revealing that, when he was at school, he would be put outside for disrupting the class.

"But then he took me into the library and talked to me about behaving myself and concentrating and he was someone I could talk to all the time," Ian said. "When he realised I could play football he used to say the beautiful goals are the ones that goal keepers can’t save, he used to say that’s what I had to do.

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"When I was at Arsenal running I would always think about him and I showed him my England cap.”

Ian began getting teary and said: "If it wasn’t for him…I know I wouldn’t be where I am, I think about him every day.”

Pictures: People we lost in 2019


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