I’m a Celebrity 2018 final: over 11 million tune in to watch Harry Redknapp crowned King of the Jungle

The ITV reality show was a ratings hit on Sunday night, up over a million viewers on 2017's finale


I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! 2018 ended with a bang on Sunday night, with over 11 million viewers tuning in to watch Harry Redknapp crowned King of the Jungle.


A peak audience of 11.86 million viewers were watching I’m A Celeb on Sunday 9th December as Harry was revealed as the winner.

Along with that episode high, an average of 10.76 million viewers watched the whole episode on ITV, making it easily the most-watched show of the night.

The figures are up on last year’s finale, which pulled in an average of 9 million viewers and a peak of 9.81 million. However, I’m a Celebrity’s 2017 final was scheduled at the same time as David Attenborough ratings smash Planet Earth II.

The series has showed no signs of slowing down despite having to bring in replacement host Holly Willoughby alongside Declan Donnelly.

According to live and catch-up viewing figures released by ITV, I’m a Celebrity 2018 averaged 12.6 million viewers in its first week, 1.8 million more than in 2017.

Former Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp beat fellow finalists John Barrowman and Emily Atack to become the oldest I’m a Celebrity winner ever during Sunday’s live final.

He is the first male winner since 2014, and after earning his crown he said he was “amazed” he had made it to the end.

“I’m amazed I survived three weeks,” Harry said. “It was only Nick [Knowles] really who knew a bit about football – I thought it was gonna be a hard couple of weeks. The whole group, there wasn’t one single person I could say a bad word about.”


All the celebs will be back on ITV however this Wednesday night, when I’m a Celebrity’s annual Coming Out episode airs at 9pm.