Jacqueline Jossa crowned winner of I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!

8 December 2019, 22:42

The former Eastenders star was crowned Queen of the Jungle
The former Eastenders star was crowned Queen of the Jungle. Picture: PA

By Megan White

Jacqueline Jossa has been crowned Queen of the Jungle in this year’s series of I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!.

The former Eastenders star beat fellow soap star Andy Whyment and Capital presenter Roman Kemp to win the crown, presented by hosts Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly.

After winning, a tearful Jossa said "I have no words" and reeled off a list of special people in her life including her parents, children and husband Dan Osborne.

She follows in the footsteps of other winners including Stacey Solomon, Harry Redknapp and Kerry Katona.

Speaking on spin-off show I'm A Celebrity: Extra Camp following her win, Jossa said: "I have no words, I can't believe this has actually just happened."

The actress said she had "met some incredible people" in the jungle and had "made lifelong friends".

She has since been congratulated by many of her campmates, including Kate Garraway, Caitlyn Jenner and Myles Stephenson.

Ahead of the final result, the three each had to compete in a final solo trial, with Jossa's called the Stake Out.

The actress 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.

Kate Garraway and Roman Kemp
Kate Garraway and Roman Kemp. Picture: PA

Whyment 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.

Host Dec explained to the actor that he could win five stars - the first three would be for main courses for camp and the final two for a drink and a treat.

He managed to keep it all down and earned all five stars.

Capital DJ Kemp had to take on the Panic Pit, which saw him strapped into an underground chamber.

For every two minutes he endured, he won a star, with Dec explaining that the first three stars he earned would be for dessert, the fourth for a drink and the fifth for a special treat.

He was covered in a total of 56 snakes before the chamber was plunged into darkness.

Jossa beat 11 other contestants to take the crown, including Capital FM presenter Roman Kemp, Smooth FM presenter Kate Garraway, James Haskell, Caitlyn Jenner and Nadine Coyle.