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I was starting to love the jungle -- axed Sinitta

Sinitta has been booted off I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!

The 80s chart star was kicked out of the contest last night after receiving the fewest public votes.

She said she had "faced her fears" during her 14-day spell in the Australian jungle.

When presenters Ant and Dec told her the news she hugged fellow campers and told them: "I love you guys," adding that she was "so excited" to leave the ITV1 show.

"To leave when I'm actually starting to love it is such a great feeling," she said.

"I wanted what happened to happen, to face my fears and not be afraid of everything. I was starting to really love it."

She said that all three trials she participated in on the show were "equally as bad" adding that her fears were genuine -- despite allegations from fellow camp members that she might be faking them. Sinitta told Ant and Dec that DJ Pat Sharp doesn't understand the other contestants' jungle worries, adding: "He wants to win, he's not afraid of anything so when we all start fussing about stuff to him it's like, 'Oh come on, it's only a bug'.


"He doesn't really understand people's deep-rooted fears."

She said she wanted actress Crissy Rock or The Only Way Is Essex personality Mark Wright to win the competition. Wright is the bookies favourite to be crowned king of the jungle at the end of the contest.

Bookmaker William Hill has the TOWIE star as 5/4 to win the competition followed by McFly's Dougie Poynter at 4/1.

Earlier in the show, model Emily Scott proved to the campers she had grit as well as glamour as she collected a full set of meals in an underwater challenge with crocodiles and eels.