Who left I'm a Celebrity South Africa? All the eliminated celebs
The first three celebs have left the South African savanna.
Tensions are running high in I'm a Celebrity South Africa as Friday night's final (12th May, 2023) fast approaches.
After almost three weeks’ worth of gruelling challenges, just four celebrities remain.
Gillian McKeith and Shaun Ryder were the first of the 15 celebrities to leave the show this time around after they struggled in the first elimination task, followed closely by boxer Amir Khan.
As the series progressed, the numbers were further whittled down – with only one celeb set to be crowned as the first ultimate I'm A Celebrity champion.
So, who remains in the running to be crowned the winner of the unique series? Read on to find out which celebs have left I'm a Celebrity South Africa.
Paul Burrell – Episode 14
Carol Vorderman and Paul Burrell were the latest I'm a Celebrity South Africa contestants to be eliminated.
The pair lost out in a challenge that required them to swim through tanks of water stuffed with various creatures.
Carol Vorderman – Episode 14
Carol Vorderman was eliminated alongside Paul Burrell on Thursday night's episode (11th May, 2023) after losing out in a gruelling challenge that involved swimming through water tanks filled with creatures.
Speaking after her elimination aired, Carol told The Sun that the trial was “even worse than it looked on TV”.
“I was traumatised and my body went into shock afterwards. For me, it was even worse than it looked on TV. My two big fears are drowning and being trapped, so it combined the two," she explained.
“You saw a few tears on TV but it was like proper ‘from the belly’ emotion. It was just like this massive trauma, really. So I was quiet for a few days after that," she continued.
Helen Flanagan – Episode 13
Helen Flanagan was forced to say her goodbyes in episode 13 alongside EastEnders icon Dean Gaffney after losing out in a gruelling challenge which saw them tasked with collecting stars locked in crates filled with critters.
Speaking after her departure, Helen said: "I've had the time of my life I have just had the best time I am so grateful. I knew I would be bad at the challenge."
Dean Gaffney – Episode 13
Dean Gaffney departed alongside Helen in episode 13.
He said of his time on the show: "Hopefully I did better than last time. I am definitely going home heavier than I arrived with all the picnics that's for sure! You know what I'm done I haven't laughed that much in years."
Joe Swash – Episode 12
Joe Swash was eliminated in episode 12, just days before the final.
The former King of the Jungle was dumped after he failed to beat fellow contestant Phil Tufnell in the Temple of Doom challenge.
In an exit interview following his departure, he said: “I found it amazing. It was such an amazing group of people that made me and Dean feel immediately welcome."
Georgia Toffollo – Episode 11
Georgia Toffolo departed from I'm A Celebrity... South Africa alongside Corrie legend Andy Whyment after losing out in the Gold Rush challenge.
The challenge saw them lowered into a pit where they had to dig for gold nuggets.
Andy Whyment – Episode 11
Andy Whyment was booted out of the reality show in episode 11 alongside Georgia Toffolo after a closely fought challenge.
The Corrie legend's exit came after he and Georgia lost out in the Gold Rush challenge to their fellow campmates.
Janice Dickinson – Episode 11
Janice Dickinson became the fourth campmate to leave the show after withdrawing from the competition.
Helen Flanagan made the announcement to the rest of the celebrities with a message from Janice.
"Dear beloved campmates, Never in my life have I had such an extraordinary experience with all of you animals. You are the new BFFs, loves of my life and I’ll miss you until I get to see you again," she wrote.
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"Kisses to all of you, I love you and miss you. Love, Janice."
Amir Khan – Episode 7
Boxer Amir Khan was the third famous face to be eliminated from I'm a Celebrity South Africa after he volunteered himself when the campmates were tasked with voting one of their number off.
Amir revealed that he would be happy to leave as he was missing his family, with his departure confirmed soon afterwards.
On his exit, he explained that he'd had "one of the best experiences" of his life on the show, even saying that it had eclipsed his time in the Australian jungle.
Gillian McKeith – Episode 5
Gillian McKeith was one of the first celebrities to leave I'm a Celebrity South Africa, being eliminated alongside Shaun Ryder after the show's first elimination challenge on Friday night (28th April).
The TV personality was chosen by Shaun Ryder as his teammate in Savage Safari, however the pair came in last place and were booted from the show.
Shaun Ryder – Episode 5
Shaun Ryder was one of the first celebrities to leave I'm a Celebrity South Africa, being eliminated alongside Gillian McKeith in Friday's (28th April) episode.
The Happy Mondays star took part in the first elimination challenge of the series and chose Gillian McKeith to join him – however they came in last place and were sent home.
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