Billy Brownless' father dies on the day he's evicted from I'm A Celebrity

Billy Brownless suffers shock family tragedy as his father dies on same he exits I'm A Celebrity jungle... as the AFL legend is pictured having 'a beer for dad' with his children

By Nicole Douglas For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 11:57 GMT, 1 February 2020 | Updated: 11:57 GMT, 1 February 2020

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Billy Brownless suffered a huge family loss on the day of his eviction from I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! Australia in the South African jungle.

On Friday, The Herald Sun reported that on the day he left the jungle - 21 January - Billy's father Anthony 'Tony' Brownless tragically passed away aged 82.

According to the publication, Billy flew home to Australia immediately to attend a thanksgiving service for his dad in Jerilderie, New South Wales, on January 29.

Tragedy: Billy Brownless (centre) celebrated his 53rd birthday on 28 January. His father had tragically passed away days earlier, while he was still in the South African jungle after appearing on I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! Australia. Pictured alongside children Lucy, Ruby, Oscar and Max

Tragedy: Billy Brownless (centre) celebrated his 53rd birthday on 28 January. His father had tragically passed away days earlier, while he was still in the South African jungle after appearing on I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! Australia. Pictured alongside children Lucy, Ruby, Oscar and Max

While he hasn't publicly spoken about the loss, Billy shared a photo of himself alongside his children on his 53rd birthday - one day prior to the service.

Holding a huge chocolate cake while surrounded by his children Lucy, Ruby, Oscar and Max, Billy wrote: 'Birthday celebrations in Jerilderie! Cake and Froffies. Thanks Abbie and Millie for the cake.'

He then poignantly added the hashtag: 'Having a beer for dad.'

Daily Mail Australia have contacted Channel 10 for further comment.

Tragic: On Friday, The Herald Sun reported that on the day he left the jungle - 21 January - Billy's father Anthony 'Tony' Brownless tragically passed away aged 82. According to the publication, Billy flew home to Australia immediately to attend a thanksgiving service for his dad in Jerilderie, New South Wales, on January 29

Tragic: On Friday, The Herald Sun reported that on the day he left the jungle - 21 January - Billy's father Anthony 'Tony' Brownless tragically passed away aged 82. According to the publication, Billy flew home to Australia immediately to attend a thanksgiving service for his dad in

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