It’s been claimed today that I’m A Celebrity camper Annabel Giles is keeping a secret from her campmates, which is that she’s dating “a lesbian carpenter” having apparently become weary of dating men!
Annabel – who is the ex-wife of Ultravox singer Midge Ure – apparently met her female lover over the summer, and according to insiders, she’s “happier than she’s been for years.”
A friend of Annabel’s told The Sun, “She’s been through the wringer with blokes on more than one occasion.
“She figured they weren’t worth the hassle anymore.”
The insider added, “She was by no means looking for a lesbian relationship, but living in Brighton she got to know loads of gay people…
“She eventually met her partner about five months ago at an event. They hit it off and then things went from there.
“They are really happy together. Annabel’s in the best place she’s been for years.”
The paper adds, “Her kids Ted, 15, and Molly, 26, have both met her new partner — who is five years her junior — and they all get on.”
However, it seems Annabel’s girlfriend is not keen on being in the spotlight and therefore will not be flying out to Australia to be with Annabel when her stint in the jungle is over.
The source explained, “She keeps herself to herself and doesn’t want to be in the limelight — she leaves that to Annabel.”
Meanwhile, Annabel’s daughter Molly has been telling the paper how hard life has been for her mum since her career as a model ended in the 90s, particularly given that Annabel’s son Ted suffers from a rare genetic disorder called 47 XYY Syndrome.
Molly said, “My mum has been a single parent for almost 26 years, and that’s hard enough without looking after a child with special needs.
“The fees for the school Ted needs to support him cost absolutely stupid money. But Mum would never let me see her breaking down.
“She always kept fighting for Ted.”
Molly, who is currently in Australia, added, “I’m so happy she’s had this opportunity.
“Now people of my generation will get a chance to see how funny she is.
“My Facebook page has gone crazy because so many people are saying she’s hilarious.”
She also confessed that her dad Midge had no idea Annabel was headed for a stint in the jungle.
She said, “He rang me and just said, ‘Were you going to tell me?’ I replied, ‘Nope.’
“They do speak though, and he asked me to wish her good luck for the show.”
Here’s a look at Annabel on the show…