He’s widely known for his playboy persona on E4’s hit reality show Made in Chelsea, but since becoming the focus of a steroid scandal last year, Spencer Matthews seems to have adopted a new way of life.
Appearing on This Morning today, the 27-year-old television personality explained how his shock departure from the 15th series of I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here inspired him to become more involved in the Michael Matthews Foundation, a charity named after his older brother who died aged 22 after becoming the youngest British person ever to climb Mount Everest.
“The Michael Matthews Foundation was made to help provide children in remote areas with an education, who without a helping hand wouldn’t have had an education at all,” explained Spencer.
“My brother passed away about 18 years ago and the foundation was set up shortly afterwards because we want his name to live on in a nice way.”
Offering a synopsis of the events leading to Michael’s death, the foreign exchange broker said: “He experienced some difficulty [while descending Everest]. The weather took a bit of a turn. We all knew the risks.”
“I was only ten at the time which is why the foundation has been going a little while but I’m getting far more involved with it now…I’m keen to take the charity to the next step.”
Back in May, Spencer spoke candidly about his brother on Loose Women when he told the panel that he thinks of Michael’s determination at times when he is struggling.
In his autobiography, Confessions of a Chelsea Boy, Spencer noted how a lack of information surrounding his brother's death continues to devastate the family.
Final image: michaelmatthewsfoundation.org