The ‘I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!’ star’s grandmother Angela sadly died last Friday (27.11.20) aged 93, and now her husband Leslie has paid tribute to the “love of his life”.
Speaking to StokeOnTrent Live, he said: “It is with great sadness that my beautiful wife Angela has passed away. She was the love of my life.
“One of her greatest pleasures right until the end of her life was seeing AJ and Curtis, as well as her other grandchildren, flourish in their careers, and she made it clear she would hate for them to give up their dreams.
“l want to thank everybody for being so kind during such a difficult and sad time for our family.”
AJ who is currently in Gwrych Castle filming ‘I’m A Celebrity’ – has no idea his grandmother has passed away, but his brother Curtis has revealed that’s what Angela wanted.
In an emotional social media post, he wrote: “It is following our grandad’s wishes that myself and AJ are to carry on with the current projects we are committed to.
“Grandad said to myself and AJ, that it would break his heart for us to stop what we were doing as Nanna had such pride in our work.
“AJ, therefore, discussed with the family before entering the castle that if something did happen to Nanna whilst he was away, that he wouldn’t want to be told until he left the castle and that in her honour he would complete his commitment to the show, with a view to doing her and the family proud.
“As Grandad and Nanna would have wished for, AJ will stay in the castle and continue making her proud wherever she is watching from.”