I’m A Celebrity star Annabel Giles dies aged 64

I’m A Celebrity star Annabel Giles dies aged 64

Annabel Giles appeared on I’m A Celebrity in 2013 (Picture: ITV/ REX/Shutterstock)

I’m A Celebrity star and TV presenter Annabel Giles has died after being diagnosed with a brain tumour in July, her children have announced.

A statement shared to her Instagram by her children Molly and Tedd said their ‘incredible mother’ died on Monday afternoon at Martlets Hospice in Hove aged 64.

It read: ‘In July, Mum was diagnosed with a stage 4 Glioblastoma, a fast-growing and highly aggressive malignant brain tumour.

‘In the four months that followed, she displayed remarkable resilience and strength, despite undergoing brain surgery and countless radiotherapies.

‘In her final weeks, she was passionate about raising awareness for Glioblastoma, embodying her lifelong commitment to helping others.’

Molly and Tedd continued to pay tribute to the broadcaster in the lengthy statement, describing her as ‘truly one of a kind, an enigma to those privileged to share her life.’

Giles has died following a brain tumour diagnosis (Picture: ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

Giles was the first celebrity to leave the jungle (Picture: ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

They continued: ‘True to her nature, she kept spirits high and maintained her quick wit until the very end. Her humour and laughter will leave us inspired to live life to the fullest, just as she always did.

‘We thank you for your love and support and kindly request that you respect our privacy at this challenging time.’

The comments were flooded with tributes from Giles’ followers, with one mourning: ‘Beautiful beautiful Annabel. Relentlessly pursuing the positive and the truth. My student, my colleague, my friend. Sending love and strength to her family and friends 💛.’

Giles had a long and distinguished career in broadcasting (Picture: ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

Another shared: ‘I’m so very sorry for your family’s and her friends’ loss.
My sincere condolences and sending lots of love to you, Molly and Ted.
May Annabel rest in peace and live on in your lives.’

‘Such sad news, sending love to you Molly and Ted and to all your mums loved ones xx,’ a third added.

Giles began her media career in the 1990s on  Razzmatazz and Night Network before coming to prominence as co-presenter of ITV’s Posh Frocks and New Trousers with Sarah Greene.

Giles began her career in the media in the 90s (Picture: REX/Shutterstock)

She later became a stalwart of entertainment shows, appearing on the likes of Have I Got News For You, Shooting Stars and Through The Keyhole.

In November 2013, she entered the Australian jungle for I’m A Celebrity alongside the likes of Joey Essex and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air actor Alfonso Ribeiro.

Giles became the first celebrity to be evicted from the camp, with Westlife singer Kian Egan going on to be crowned King of the Jungle.

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