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Celebrity SAS viewers in tears as Kerry Katona cries over ex’s death

KERRY Katona broke down in tears on Celebrity SAS tonight as she reflected on her ex-husband George Kay’s death.

The 40- year-old was hauled before Ant Middleton and the DS as they delved into her troubled past.

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Kerry Katona relived her past on tonight’s Celebrity SAS
George Kay died of a cocaine overdose in 2019

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George Kay died of a cocaine overdose in 2019Credit: Instagram

Former rugby player George died in 2019 aged 39 after biting into a ball of cocaine and suffering a fatal seizure.

His three-year-marriage to Kerry was marred by physical abuse which she says made her feel “worthless”.

Speaking on the show, she said: “When George died there were so many mixed emotions. I was so angry. How f***ing dare you die. Putting me and the kids through all that s**t and then you just die.

“The worst conversation I had to have was with my five year old to tell her her daddy had died. I had to explain that to a baby. As t**t as he was, he was still her dad.”

Viewers found it hard to watch and rallied behind Kerry.

One wrote on Twitter: “making me sob watching you on sas who dares wins! You ARE an inspiration to so many Kerry I wish you could see it!! So bloody proud of you! Xxx.”

A second posted: “I really want Kerry Katona to win this. My heart goes out to her.”

A third said: “Poor Kerry! She’s clearly been through a lot.”

Speaking ahead of the show, Kerry said it was like “therapy” and helped her grieve.

Kerry and George met as teenagers, but started dating in 2012 after bumping into each other in Warrington.

During their three-year marriage they had a daughter, Dylan-Jorge, and George became a step-dad to his wife’s four children.

In October 2015 ex-Atomic Kitten singer Kerry announced they had split, alleging the one-time Warrington Wolves winger assaulted her.

HEALING PROCESS

Speaking ahead of the series launch of Celebrity SAS, Kerry said: “I’ve got a lot of closure doing the show.

“I wanted to prove something to everybody – that I’ve turned my life around.

“I’ve been through hell and back several times and I thought ‘why not give it another go’.

“I wanted to make the kids proud too. But actually that show gave me the best therapy of my life.

“It gave me closure. I was able to grieve. Every time I talk about it upsets me.

“It was one of the worst and best shows I’ve ever done. It beats I’m A Celebrity hands down.

“The aftercare has been phenomenal. I’ve been on a journey for a long time and SAS wasn’t the start of my recovery. I’ve been on the start of that for a few years now.

“I think SAS was the topper of the recovery. It gave me closure and made me realise about myself, who I am and that I don’t need to prove anything to anybody.”

Kerry with her late ex-husband George Kay

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Kerry with her late ex-husband George KayCredit: Getty Images – Getty
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