Harry Redknapp has been topped King of the Jungle within the ultimate of ITV’s I am A Celeb… Get Me Out Of Right here!
The soccer supervisor beat fellow finalists Emily Atack, who got here second, and John Barrowman to take the crown, saying it was “so surreal” to win.
Ten celebrities headed into the Australian jungle in November, the place they have been later joined by Noel Edmonds.
Within the absence of his regular accomplice Ant McPartlin, Declan Donnelly hosted the present with Holly Willoughby.
Greater than 11 million votes have been forged within the ultimate, Willoughby mentioned.
Redknapp, who follows within the footsteps of earlier winners reminiscent of Gino D’Acampo and Georgia Toffolo, mentioned he did not suppose he would survive so lengthy within the present and praised his former camp mates for being “superb” and pulling him by.
Simply earlier than he was named the winner, he mentioned: “It has been an unbelievable expertise.”
He mentioned whereas he has a “very completely happy dwelling life”, soccer is usually a “lonely enterprise” and that the present had “taught me the right way to giggle once more”.
However he admitted he had struggled with the meagre rations and that he thought the contestants would get well-fed with a “good little bit of grub” each night time.
Atack mentioned she was “honoured” to be within the ultimate two with Redknapp.
She mentioned had been soul-searching and located “so many superb souls” in addition to new-found love and respect for herself.
She mentioned: “It is modified my life in so some ways. I got here into this with a little bit of a tough begin to the yr.
“I did not actually know what I used to be doing and the place I wished to go and this place has simply given me so me a lot self-acceptance.”
Willoughby made the actress promise to by no means cowl up her freckles once more, after Atack mentioned: “That is my pores and skin, that is my hair – that is what I appear like.”
Barrowman got here in third place, and mentioned I am a Celeb had been top-of-the-line experiences of his life.
The actor and singer appeared emotional as he advised Willoughby and Donnelly: “I am unable to let you know how completely happy I’m.”
This yr’s contestants have been put by a sequence of Bushtucker trials involving snakes, cockroaches and different creatures.
They’ve additionally needed to negotiate assault programs blindfolded, bake desserts whereas plastered in treacle and climb by “sickening sewers” with the intention to win meals and different requirements.
The trio needed to every perform a ultimate trial with the intention to win treats for his or her final supper collectively, after 23 days within the jungle.
Barrowman needed to eat a variety of grotesque gadgets like worms, a useless spider, goats’ eyes and a bull’s penis.
Atack needed to put on a helmet crammed with bugs whereas Redknapp’s trial noticed him trapped in an underground chamber whereas rats and bugs ran over him within the pitch black.
Former soccer supervisor Redknapp was the bookies’ favorite to win this yr’s sequence, regardless of having by no means watched the present earlier than.
After leaving the present and being proven his highlights, he mentioned: “Nice present, innit?”
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