MERIDEN MP Caroline Spelman’s bodybuilder son claims he could be forced out of the family home.
Former England under-17 rugby player Jonny Spelman, who was banned from the sport last year after admitting taking steroids and a growth hormone, said his mum ‘wasn’t happy’ about his new career choice; bodybuilding.
In a YouTube video, which has since been taken down, the 17 year-old claimed he had been cut off financially and his parents had threatened to kick him out of their Solihull home after he vowed to become a full-time bodybuilder.
“My aim is to be the biggest guy there ever was,” he said.
“Obviously this does come at a price, I’m afraid, as I’ve chosen bodybuilding as my life and my parents have sort of decided that they’re not happy with that. They’ve told me eventually I’m gonna have to move out and they’ve stopped supporting me financially.”
Environment Secretary Mrs Spelman and husband Mark, who live in Dorridge, spent over £60,000 to try to keep Jonny’s rugby ban from hitting the headlines in February, but the court injunction was later overturned.
The couple said at the time: “Our son remains sorry for his mistakes. Our concern now is to support Jonny.”
Despite his parents’ attempts at privacy, Jonny, who left £10,000-a-term Tonbridge School in Kent, has offered to host videos for people who give him money.
“I’m always up for posing vids,” he added. “I’ve got a Hulkout planned for paying customers.
“YouTube viewers have become very important to me as a way of keeping me fed.”
Mrs Spelman declined to comment.