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Gary Goldsmith: Princess of Wales’ uncle ‘ready to appear on Celebrity Big Brother’

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The Princess of Wales’ uncle is reportedly set to take part in new series Celebrity Big Brother.

Gary Goldsmith is set to take part in the celebrity reality show, which returns to British television this evening for the first time in six years.

The 58-year-old businessman, younger brother of Kate’s mother Carole, attended his niece’s wedding and Prince William at Westminster Abbey in 2011.

According to The Sun newspaper, Mr Goldsmith arrived at ITV studios yesterday and was put up in a London hotel ahead of the new series’ launch this evening.

It comes as Kate continues to recover from “planned abdominal surgery” in January.

She was last seen in public on Christmas Day as she walked to church in Sandringham, Norfolk, with the rest of the Royal family.

The Princess of Wales was seen at Sandringham on Christmas Day
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The Princess of Wales was seen at Sandringham on Christmas Day. Photo: PA

She is “recovering and continues to do well,” according to a statement from Kensington Palace.

Who is Gary Goldsmith?

The goldsmith is a LondonLondon-based businessman who made his money in IT and recruitment.

As the brother of Carole Middleton, he is the uncle of the Princess of Wales, as well as her siblings, Pippa and James Middleton.

In 2017, he was sentenced to a 12 month community order to 20 rehabilitation sessions, as well as a £5,000 fine, after hitting his wife with a “left hook” to the face during an argument.

The Duchess of Cambridge's uncle Gary Goldsmith leaves Westminster Magistrates' Court in London where he was fined ..5000 and given a community order after admitting assaulting his wife during a drunken argument at the during which she accused him of taking drugs.  PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo.  Picture date: Tuesday November 28, 2017. See PA story COURTS Goldsmith.  Photo credit should read: David Mirzoeff/PA Wire
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Gary Goldsmith, leaving Westminster Magistrates’ Court in 2017. Photo: PA

He threw Julie-Ann Goldsmith to the ground after she accused him of taking drugs during a drunken brawl outside their home in central London, Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard at the time of the hearing .

Goldsmith pleaded guilty to one count of assault by beating.

The return of celebrity Big Brother

Celebrity Big Brother will be broadcast live for the first time this evening on ITV.

The show, and its non-celebrity version, initially found fame on Channel 4, before moving to Channel 5, where the final season aired in 2018.

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Last year, ITV announced plans to revive the series after striking a deal with production company Banijay, which owns the rights.

Big Brother returned in October last year for its 20th calendar season, and Celebrity Big Brother is set to return on Monday night.

The live show, which will be hosted by presenters AJ Odudu and Will Best, is scheduled to begin at 9 p.m.

A spokesperson for production company Banijay said they would not officially confirm any of the housemates until they entered.

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