09 December 2019 04:31
It's that time of year again when celebs and critters share the screen on I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here. This year we've seen Kate Garraway guzzling on pig brains, celebs singing their hearts out at the Jungle Arms karaoke and a Jungle Panto called 'Critterella' in a battle to win the ultimate prize – the glory of being crowned King or Queen of the jungle. Who has a spot in the hall of fame of Jungle Royalty? Runner up: Emily Atack King of the Jungle, Harry Redknapp, captured the nation's heart with tales of life in Stepney, his love for his "peng ting" wife Sandra, jam roly-polys and his unfaltering kindness. He had viewers in hysterics when during a Bushtucker Trial he shouted out "Yabba Dabba Doo" as campmate Noel Edmonds had to hold a Yabby in his mouth.
Georgia "Toff" Toffolo Runner up: Jamie Lomas This "Toff" cookie proved that posh girls can get down and dirty. She met all jungle adversity with her infectious grin. Radiating positivity, combatting camp sexism and battling victoriously in Bushtucker trials, it was no surprise to viewers that this "Jungle Barbie" took home the crown. Runner up: Joel Dommett Scarlett Moffatt quickly became a national sweetheart during her time in the Jungle with her down to earth personality, modesty and relatable charm. Since her outback stint, the Gogglebox star has co-presented Extra Camp and Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway. Runner up: George Shelley "Why aye, man" this Geordie lass won viewers over with her ballsy Bushtucker trials, her Northern vernacular and the vulnerable revelations she made about the regrets of her reality-TV show past. It seems that once wasn't enough for this Queen though, as she returned to the jungle in 2018 for I'm a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here Australia on which she came fourth. Runner up: Jake Quickenden Nicknamed "Tarzan of the Jungle", the former professional biker, was commended for his strength and bravery during his stint in the jungle. In his final trial, viewers watched as he ate ostrich anus to get his hands on three main course meals for the finalists. Runner up: David Emmanuel From Westlife to wildlife, it didn't take long for this King of the Jungle to establish himself as a leader. With his soft Irish voice, dazzling smile and his ability to combat any task (even the eating ones!) he was an absolute favourite to win. He made it his mission to keep the camp happy and audiences loved him for it. Runner up: Ashley Roberts From sobbing because she just couldn't "stop thinking about fajitas" to wading through fish guts this feisty Queen was iconic during her stay in the Jungle. Some of our favourite moments include the time she told Helen Flanagan to "get a grip" and her dance to Pussycat Dolls' song Don't Cha. And hearts broke when Charlie failed to guess what door her daughter was hiding behind during a Dingo Dollar Challenge, leaving the pair unable to reunite. Runner up: Mark Wright Dougie was a bundle of fun in the jungle, from his captivating bromance with Mark Wright (what happened to that friendship?) to bringing the bandana back into fashion. Some of our favourite moments include: watching him trying on a bra and his in-depth commentary of his time spent in the camp dunny. Runner up: Shaun Ryder Throwing a stone at Dom Joly during a Camp Secret Mission and her heated debate defending women's rights were our favourite Stacey Solomon jungle highlights. Since her stint in the outback, Stacey has become a popular TV personality and presenter. In 2016 she became a panellist on Loose Women and also presented I'm a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!: Extra Camp. Gino D'Acampo Runner up: Kim Woodburn Gino and his gesticulations! The duo faced charges for animal cruelty. However, all charges were dropped after ITV accepted responsibility. Runner up: Martina Navratilova This cheeky chappy took the jungle camp by storm in 2008 from stroking campmate George Takei's bum, to gagging during eating challenges and for always sticking up for "the little ones". After the series he went on to co-present the spin-off series I'm a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here NOW! He has been dating Jungle Queen Stacey Solomon since 2016. Runner up: Janice Dickinson Our favourite Christopher Biggins moment was when he accidentally cuddled up with a rat! Biggins appeared in the show after withdrawing from his Christmas panto – breaking his 38 year streak of panto performing. Runner up: Myleene Klass Matt lost a whopping two stone in the jungle, but he didn't lose the crown – even though he went into the final day as the 8-1 underdog. During a Bushtucker trial he ate a kangaroo anus, crocodile penis, crocodile eye and some mealworms. Runner up: Sheree Murphy She entered camp as a 33-1 outsider to win the Jungle Crown, but her self-deprecating humour, humility and down to earth nature captivated audiences. She admitted that the Iron Lady did not tune in to watch her competing in Bushtucker Trials, but some 10 million viewers did as she pulled down her knickers and squatted on the floor next to her hammock over using the camp dunny! Runner up: Paul Burrell Making friends with emus, cracking up his campmates and becoming the first celebrity to win eight stars – it wasn't a surprise when Joe Pasquale took the Jungle Crown. His eight-star victory in 'Hell-O-Copter' was dubbed the most dramatic and expensive trial ever. Runner up: Jennie Bond Our first queen of the jungle! Learning to box with Peter Andre, her hilarious monologues and her rather long cuddle and a kiss with Katie Price were some of our favourite moments! Since leaving the jungle, she was bridesmaid at fellow campmates Peter Andre and Katie Price's wedding. Kerry Katona has also had her own reality TV show. Runner up: John Fashanu In the same year that he retired from professional cricket, Phil was crowned King of the Jungle, a remarkable feat for a man who vented his frustrations at being "bored" and feeling "pointless". Tufnell clearly got a taste for reality TV and later took part in The Chase, The Jump and Strictly Come Dancing. Runner up: Tara Palmer Tomkinson First ever winner Tony Blackburn charmed the nation with his relaxed demeanour and his perseverance and kindness. Following his jungle success he continued in radio and currently presents Sounds of the 60s on BBC Radio 2.