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I’m a Celebrity’s Jordan Banjo's reveals fiancée Naomi's 'really scary' illness

Jordan Banjo’s partner spent almost a month in the hospital

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Emmy Griffiths
TV & Film Editor
24 April 2023
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Diversity star Jordan Banjo has returned to our screens on Monday night by joining the I’m a Celebrity: All-Star cast for the brand-new show in South Africa. 

The dancer and TV personality has celebrated some very exciting personal news recently, having welcomed his third child with partner Naomi Courts - but previously spoke about how her partner nearly died following the arrival of their second child. 

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The couple shares Cassius, Mayowa and baby Atreus together, and Jordan opened up about complications following the arrival of Mayowa, revealing that Naomi became very ill back in 2019 with sepsis, and spent almost a month in hospital. 

He told the Mirror: "It was a really scary time. That put things into perspective a bit more. I was at rehearsal when Nay rang me, and she said, 'I don't feel good,' and I said, 'I'll come home,'" he said. She told me not to but I came home anyway because I didn't think she sounded well, and when I arrived she was unconscious on the floor, Cass was sat down watching TV but Mimi was on the changing mat.

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"We have got an overweight Chihuahua who was sat on Nay's head, and I was like, 'Well you're definitely not helping!' The doctor said, 'You really need to be careful,' and it reinforced I needed to be home more and be around the kids."

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It appears that all is well following the arrival of little Atreus, with Jordan posting a loving tribute to his partner following the arrival. Sharing a snap of mummy and baby on Instagram, the star wrote: “Atreus Funso Banjo. 20.04.2023 8lb 8oz I’m so proud of you @naomibanjo, my angel, my wife and the most incredible mum to our children, thank you for our 3 beautiful children, a gift I can never repay, I love you.” 

Jordan opened up about participating in the new series of I’m a Celebrity, saying: “A series with different campmates from over the years sounds pretty cool and my fellow Diversity dancers are excited to see me suffer again! You know Ant, Dec and the team will push the boat out, make it bigger, better and get you to do some even more crazy things!”

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