How Kate Middleton’s ‘black sheep’ uncle Gary Goldsmith could ’embarrass’ the royal family with his views on Harry and Meghan after signing up for Celebrity Big Brother

Kate Middleton’s ‘black sheep’ uncle Gary Goldsmith could ’embarrass’ the royal family with his views on Harry and Meghan after signing up for Celebrity Big Brother, experts have warned.

The outspoken businessman, 58, brother of Katesaid mother Carole, He is reported to have struck a meaty deal with bosses for the return of the celebrity edition of the series after a six-year absence.

It comes at a challenging time for the Royals as Kate continues to recover from abdominal surgery at The London Clinic after being admitted on Tuesday last week and King Charles remains in hospital for a second day after undergoing a procedure for a underwent enlarged prostate. .

A source told The sun that Mr Goldsmith has completed the terms of his agreement today and is excited to get into the house.

Mr Goldsmith tried to land a spot on I’m A Celebrity last year but was turned down over concerns it might embarrass William and Kate.

Gary Goldsmith.  The outspoken businessman, 58, is said to have struck a meaty deal with bosses for the return of the celebrity edition of the series after a six-year absence.

Gary Goldsmith. The outspoken businessman, 58, is said to have struck a meaty deal with bosses for the return of the celebrity edition of the series after a six-year absence.

It comes at a challenging time for the Royals as Kate continues to recover from abdominal surgery at The London Clinic after being admitted on Tuesday last week, with King Charles also undergoing surgery for an enlarged prostate on Friday ( File Photo)

It comes at a challenging time for the Royals as Kate continues to recover from abdominal surgery at The London Clinic after being admitted on Tuesday last week, with King Charles also undergoing surgery for an enlarged prostate on Friday ( File Photo)

He previously spoke out against Harry and Meghan following the release of Spare and is known for his ‘outspoken’ opinions about the couple.

Royal experts have now criticized the decision to welcome him into the Celebrity Big Brother house – calling the move ’embarrassing’ and potentially ‘dangerous’ for the royal family during a testing period.

Kate, 42, is not expected to make official engagements until after Easter, with the Prince of Wales clearing his diary of official duties for the time being.

Angela Levin told The Sun: ‘I think it’s cringing, very embarrassing, the problem is he doesn’t like Harry and Meghan at all, some of these comments will fall on Catherine and she’s had a lot against her, it’s going not good with her. , she is in the hospital.

‘I think when you come out of surgery you are very vulnerable and it can upset her immensely. In principle, people who didn’t like her could say she encouraged him to do it, but she wouldn’t have done anything of the sort.

‘It is very embarrassing. It’s very hard to be a royal, and I don’t know if it’s a good idea.’

Insiders say producers are delighted to secure him as a contestant because of his ties to the royal family – and because of his penchant for speaking his mind, particularly about Kate’s brother-in-law Prince Harry.

Mr Goldsmith tried to get a spot on I'm A Celebrity last year but was turned down over concerns it might embarrass William and Kate

Mr Goldsmith tried to get a spot on I’m A Celebrity last year but was turned down over concerns it might embarrass William and Kate

Expected to air in March, CBB is also reportedly hiring contestants such as Dragons’ Den entrepreneur Levi Roots and music executive Louis Walsh.

ITV took the reins of Big Brother after a stint with Channel 5, which axed the show in 2018 after it was taken over from Channel 4, which itself abandoned the format in 2010.

Royal biographer Richard Fitzwilliams agreed that the news would be the ‘last thing’ Kate needs while she is in hospital and noted that he did not think the Middletons would be ‘particularly delighted’.

Mr Fitzwilliams believes Mr. Goldsmith won’t be popular on the show, adding that he’s likely to be a ‘big yawn’.

“I think he will try very hard to make comments about the Sussexes because I don’t think most people know who he is and most people are that interested,” he said.

ITV bosses are understood to have been eyeing Mr Goldsmith – who, writing for the Mail a year ago, branded Harry’s autobiography Spare ‘petulant, self-serving … fluff’ – since his I’m A Celeb- audition.

It ended in failure, reportedly because bosses were concerned about his potential to embarrass the royal family, but CBB chiefs believe his cheeky, shoot-from-the-hip straight-talking style will suit the format of TV’s most infamous house.

The source added: ‘The CBB team love him because of his connection with Kate and the fact that he’s confident and loud and won’t hold back.

‘He’s made it clear he’ll talk about anything and everything, and he’s quite outspoken when it comes to Harry and Meghan. He could be TV gold and ITV knows it. The deal he signed is for good money.’

Mr Goldsmith tried to land a spot on I'm A Celebrity last year but was turned down over concerns it might embarrass William and Kate.

Mr Goldsmith tried to land a spot on I’m A Celebrity last year but was turned down over concerns it might embarrass William and Kate.

Mr. Goldsmith was a guest at William and Kate’s wedding in 2011. He made his living building an IT recruitment business but has been mired in scandals, including being pictured with drugs in Ibiza.

Since then, he has attacked what he sees as insults to his family, including his niece and William, including episodes of The Crown, royal biographer Omid Scobie’s book Endgame and Harry’s memoir Spare.

At the end of 2023, he made a claim at Endgame, claiming in its Dutch edition that the Princess of Wales was one of the ‘royal racists’ allegedly concerned about the skin color of Harry and Meghan’s son Archie.

Writing for the Mail in December, he said of Scobie: ‘His book made me feel sick. I had to put it down many times because the content made me so angry and I couldn’t even finish it yet.

‘And now we’re even told that Kate has “accidentally” been named as the alleged royal racist, along with her father-in-law, King Charles.

“It’s completely ridiculous to think that Kate is a racist.”

The royal family has been contacted for comment.