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I’m A Celebrity’s James Haskell owes £168k debt after opening gym business – The Sun

I’M a Celebrity star James Haskell's gym business is £168,000 in debt.

The muscular ex-rugby pro, 34, is currently ruffling feathers down under in the ITV show for which he is receiving a £50,000 payday.

And he might do well to divert his big money appearance fee to his gym business; a franchise of global chain F45 in Bath.

His outfit – which avoided being struck off the register of firms at Companies House last month for not filing documents on time – has big debts.

Hask 45 (Bath) Limited filed accounts in October and they show the firm's net worth is -£167,683, with £349,582 in current liabilities.

However, a source told us that the holding company that lent Hask 45 (Bath) Limited the £500k needed to set up the gym is actually owned by James himself.

The Sun Online has contacted a representative for James for comment.

The studio offers 45-minute high-intensity, circuit training workouts using functional equipment.


The ex-England international, who is said to be worth around £1.2million, first announced his plans to open a F45 site in 2017.

“I tried F45 in the US when I was over there on holiday," Haskell said.

"I found the circuit based training really engaging and fun.

"It’s all the kind of stuff I would use to get fit for rugby, and for the majority of people, regular F45 sessions are everything they need to maintain and achieve good levels of fitness.


"I think people are crying out for an accessible, group-based fitness programme that isn’t intimidating, and most importantly delivers amazing results. That is what F45 is all about and why I am so delighted to be involved.

“I have always loved Bath as a city, it’s rich in rugby history and has a young, fitness-focused demographic, which suits our target audience and ambition”.

Australia-based F45 currently has more than 30 studios operating in the UK under franchise agreements.

Founded by entrepreneur Rob Deutsch in 2012, the company has grown rapidly and is now considered the second largest functional training network in the world.

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