I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! The wit and wisdom of the Kings and Queens of the Jungle

"Did I ever think I’d be well known for chewing my way through a kangaroo ball on I’m A Celebrity?"

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In a few weeks we’ll see the fourteenth King or Queen of the Jungle crowned. They’ll have slept rough, eaten all manner of animal parts and had more than their fill of rice and beans. But before we find out who our new jungle royal is, let’s hear from the winners of the I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! series gone by as they talk trials, rats and how they never thought they’d be known for chewing on a kangaroo ball…

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Tony Blackburn – series one (2002)

“I said to my wife: ‘I’m going out to Australia to live with a load of celebrities out in the jungle for a fortnight’. And she said: ‘No you’re not!’”

Phil Tufnell – series two (2003)

“I can remember asking Linda Barker to make sure that I didn’t lose the plot completely.”

Kerry Katona – series three (2004)

“The whole jungle experience was phenomenal and I’d go back in a heartbeat.”

Joe Pasquale – series four (2004)

“If you keep me in, I might even get naked for you,” Joe promised as the crown came in sight.

Carol Thatcher – series five (2005)

“Did I ever think I’d be well known for chewing my way through a kangaroo ball on I’m A Celebrity? No. But everybody told me that the whole Bushtucker Trial looked like we were having tea at the Ritz.”

Matt Willis – series six (2006)

“Even if you can eat a kangaroo anus, it doesn’t mean you’re supposed to.”

Christopher Biggins – series seven (2007)

“OH MY GOD. IT WAS ON ME,” Biggins yelled after unintentionally cuddling up to a rat in the middle of the night.

Joe Swash – series eight (2008)

If Joe is remembered for anything, it’s got to be this song, which he passed on to Star Trek legend George Takei: “Olly olly, olly, t*ts in a trolley, balls in a biscuit tin, man on the grass with his finger up his **** playing with his ding a ling ling.”

Gino D’Acampo – series nine (2009)

“Bonjourno… I think, do I have to eat some kind of weird stuff, yeah? How can this be a delicacy? These people are crazy.”

Stacey Solomon – series ten (2010)

“I could do so much more than I thought I could ever do. I didn’t think I could ever sit in a room with bugs, let alone let them be poured all over me. I didn’t think I could sleep outdoors. I’m not as rubbish as I think.”

Dougie Poynter – series eleven (2011)

“I can’t believe I’ve been crowned an actual king. The first law is everyone has to be naked twenty-four seven.”

Charlie Brooks – series twelve (2012)

During a Bushtucker Trial (naturally): “Oh, that’s one hard penis.”

Kian Egan – series thirteen (2013)

“You just got to do what you’ve got to do. Job in hand, that’s the most important thing. Stay focused, get the job done.”

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I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! starts Sunday 16 November at 9:00pm on ITV