I'm A Celebrity: Jacqueline Jossa Crowned Winner During Live Final

Jacqueline Jossa has won this year’s I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!.

The former EastEnders actor was crowned the Queen Of The Jungle after beating Coronation Street’s Andrew Whyment and Capital Radio DJ Roman Kemp during Sunday night’s live final. 

Andy finished the series in second place, while Roman left the Australian jungle in third place earlier in the show. 

After her win was announced, a tearful Jacqueline said “I have no words” and reeled off a list of special people in her life including her parents, children and husband Dan Osborne.

Discussing her time on the show, she said: “It was not what I expected.

Jacqueline Jossa is new Queen Of The Jungle (Photo: ITV)

“It was a lot harder. I didn’t think it would be such a turning point in life, I went in as one person, I feel like I have come out as a different person.

“I’ve grown in confidence and found who I am as a person.”

Jacqueline battled with her self-confidence before joining the show, and has said being in the jungle has helped her learn how to be herself and not care if people say “nasty” things.

“I think it’s so easy to care so much what other people think of you, trolls, people who say nasty things for the sake of it and I try to change their opinion, and it just doesn’t make sense,” she said.

“But in here, you have no choice. You have to be you, there’s no other option. And I had amazing people just constantly bigging me up and saying amazing things. I learnt so much from every single person.”

Jacqueline Jossa beat Andrew Whyment to win I'm A Celebrity (Photo: ITV)

She added: “I’ve always been known as Lauren from EastEnders, or a doormat, or whatever you want to call it, and coming here I have actually proved myself.”

Asked how it felt to be in the final two, Andy said previously: “I can’t believe it, I’m absolutely over the moon.

“I never thought I would be runner up or King Of The Jungle, what is going on?”

He added: “It was a lot harder than I thought, when you watch at home you only see an hour or hour-and-a-half, you don’t realise how much hard work goes into the day to day running of the camp.”

After leaving camp, Roman it had been the “the best thing of my life”.

“I’ve never had so much emotion in my life and it’s a really strange place down there, it’s a really unnatural thing that forms a family within three weeks,” he said. 

Roman Kemp finished the series in third place (Photo: ITV/Shutterstock)

The final episode of the ITV reality show saw the final trio have to endure one final Bushtucker Trial each to win a three course meal on their last night in camp. 

Jacqueline had to lie in a giant star with her arms and legs tied down and was covered in critters including 16,000 cockroaches, crickets, scorpions and 51 spiders – 50 placed on her head and one held in her mouth.

One of her arms was also covered with a pungent mixture of fish guts, with meal worms dumped on top of the mixture. 

Andy tackled a trial called Bushtucker Bonanza, which saw him have to eat a variety of dishes including a witchetty grub, pig’s testicle, a whole scorpion and crocodile anus.

Roman, meanwhile, tackled Panic Pit, which saw him strapped into an underground chamber and covered in a total of 56 snakes.

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