The four-time Olympic champion revealed he was trafficked into the UK as a child in a new BBC documentary.
"He underlines the human reality at the heart of so many stories like his."
The Olympic champion was forced to work as a domestic servant from the age of nine.
They both named Giovanna Fletcher as their pick to win the series.
If you thought the change of location meant the stars would be getting an easier ride, think again.
The new series of the ITV show, which is relocating Australian jungle to a Welsh castle this year, kicks off next Sunday.
Giovanna Fletcher and Jordan North are the latest names tipped for ITV's revamped reality series.
Eliud Kipchoge, the winner of the London Marathon, wore the shoes on Sunday.
Eliud Kipchoge won with a new course record.
The four-time Olympic champion claims he had items stolen from a hotel the retired runner owns.