Monday 18 December 2017

Kian Egan faces David Emanuel for King of the Jungle crown

The final is here - David Emanuel and Kian Egan will go afce to face for the crown tonight
The final is here - David Emanuel and Kian Egan will go afce to face for the crown tonight

Catherine Wylie

Fashion designer David Emanuel and Westlife singer Kian Egan have made it into the final of I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! where one of them will be crowned king of the jungle.

The two men made through after Emmerdale actress Lucy Pargeter was evicted on last night's show.

When she got out, she said: "I'm so happy right now."

Pargeter said it was "mentally hard", adding: "I had a few hard days in there, dealing with people."

Although she found it difficult to choose between the two finalists, she said she wanted Egan to win, describing him as "genuine" and "down to earth".

Meanwhile, Emanuel has said he thought the show was going to be "a bit of a romp" and more of a luxurious experience.

Olympic swimmer Rebecca Adlington Photo: ITV/PA Wire
Olympic swimmer Rebecca Adlington Photo: ITV/PA Wire
Snooker player Steve Davis Photo: ITV/PA Wire
Model Amy Willerton Photo: ITV/PA Wire
Joey Essex Photo: ITV/PA Wire
Singer Kian Egan Photo: ITV/PA Wire
Fashion designer David Emanuel Photo: ITV/PA Wire
Lucy Pargeter Photo: ITV/PA Wire
Actress Laila Morse Photo: ITV/PA Wire
Talk show host Matthew Wright Photo: ITV/PA Wire

He also said he "can now understand the spirit of the war when London was bombed" in the sense of people pulling together at "a time of crisis".

Talking about how hard he has found the jungle experience, he said: "I have watched the show before but I thought the whole thing was staged, I didn't think they were going off to a hotel every night but I didn't imagine we'd be sleeping under the stars.

"I had no idea about the hunger, I thought people brought in food and cooked it for you, I just thought this would be a bit of a romp!"

Pargeter said the hardest hurdle for her has been mixing with fellow celebrities.

"I knew it was going to be hard but my biggest fear was the people," she said. Camp life has been harder than any of the trials."

The hunger has hit Egan the hardest.

He said: "We've all learned what we take for granted in the outside world from things like salt and pepper to heating, hot water, dry clothes and other everyday things.

"We just don't need to live our lives in the way that society dictates and the only thing we need to worry about are our families."

Emanuel spoke about people pulling together and working as a team.

"We are thrown in here not knowing each other and when you scratch the surface of someone you realise we are all the same.

"I can now understand the spirit of the war when London was bombed and communities got together and helped each other because it is a time of crisis.

"I couldn't have wished for two nicer camp mates to be here with because we've stuck together as a team and it's so nice we've come this far," he said.

The three remaining celebrities discussed their previous camp mates. They talked fondly about Olympic gold medallist Rebecca Adlington.

Emanuel said: "She had beautiful skin and great blonde hair," adding: "A natural beauty but she doesn't realise it."

"I'm very glad to have met her," said Pargeter. "What a role model. People should be looking up to people like Rebecca, not like...other people."

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