Im A Celebrity star devastated as husband dies suddenly and alone

Former I'm A Celebrity star and politician Brian Paddick has revealed the tragic news of the death of his partner Petter Belsvik.

Paddick, 64, explained via Twitter that Belsvik had passed away at their Oslo home and investigations into the death are ongoing.

The former Lib Dem candidate, who appeared on ITV's I'm A Celebrity in 2008, described himself as "devastated" following the loss.

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The star took to Twitter to share the shock news with his 14,300 followers on Monday (27 February), explaining that the death happened "suddenly" and there was "no cause of death immediately apparent".

Paddick tweeted: "My beautiful, loving husband, Petter Belsvik, has died suddenly at our home in Oslo.

"He was found peacefully alone, with no cause of death immediately apparent.

"It will take some time to establish what happened.

"We were devoted to each other and I am devastated."

Responses to the message have flooded in as friends, family and fans rush to share their condolences to the grieving politician.

Loose Women presenter Charlene White replied: "Oh my goodness Brian, I'm so so sorry… sending you and the family my love xx."

Journalist Kay Burley wrote: "My dear Brian, this is truly tragic news. All my thoughts are with you. Stay strong xxx."

Politician Lord Bethell added: "How horrible! I am so sorry. Lots of prayers and good vibes to you."

Labour MP Jess Phillips joined the messages as she penned: "Sending love."

Paddick was a contestant in the jungle for the eighth series of I'm A Celeb in 2008 and he was the sixth celebrity to be voted off the show, lasting just 17 days in the camp.

He and partner Petter tied the knot in Norway in 2009, just shortly after same-sex marriage became legalised with their ceremony being one of the first high-profile weddings since the legislation was put into place.

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