Tuesday 12 December 2017

Dougie Poynter crowned king of the jungle

Dougie Poynter has been crowned king of the jungle in the I'm A Celebrity final
Dougie Poynter has been crowned king of the jungle in the I'm A Celebrity final

Dougie Poynter has been crowned king of the jungle, beating newfound friend Mark Wright in the I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! final.

The McFly bassist beat the odds, as well as The Only Way Is Essex star to win the ITV1 show.

But after 22 days together in the jungle the pair, both 24, left as firm friends, with Essex-boy Mark declaring: "There couldn't be a better winner than this man here. He deserves it so much, he is the nicest guy in the whole world."

Bookmakers William Hill had installed Mark as the 2/5 odds-on favourite to claim victory, with Dougie the 15/8 outsider.

Dougie himself seemed shocked by the news, saying: "I'm lost for words, my mouth is so dry.

"These have been the best couple of weeks of my life, I wish everybody in the world could experience that."

The pair's last day in the jungle together seemed to seal their "bro-mance" - they took part in their final Bushtucker trial, dubbed The Final Party, to play for their last supper in the jungle.

And after eating delicacies including fish eye, ostrich anus, and bush pig penis they succeeded - despite admitting both later vomiting.

They went on to choose themselves a slap-up meal of garlic pizza bread with cheese and lasagne to start, followed by pizza and pasta, while for dessert they had a tower of chocolate brownies with vanilla ice-cream and large sticky toffee pudding with caramel ice-cream, washing it all down with large milkshakes.

After devouring the dinner, the pair settled down to their final night in camp, cuddling up before heading to bed. The night seemed to seal their friendship, with Mark declaring: "I couldn't wish to share the night with anyone else, Dougie is a special person."

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