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Is it love in the jungle for Ashley and Dec?

FORGET Ant and Dec. It could be Ash and Dec from now on.

I'm A Celebrity may be at an end, but it could be a case of a match made in jungle heaven for host Declan Donnelly and Pussycat Doll Ashley Roberts.

The reality show runner-up enjoyed her time in the jungle a little too much after she revealed that she had her eye on cheeky presenter Dec.

The 31-year-old said she loves men like Dec who can make her laugh and she was over the moon to hear that the presenter is interested.

The American singer said: "It would be nice to go for a drink with him.

"I'd like to get to know Dec better.

"It would be nice to go for a drink and a chat," she added.

After she was beaten to the jungle crown by EastEnders star Charlie Brooks, Ashley said she was flattered by the presenter's interest -- despite him her making her eat a fish eyeball during one of the show's ghastly bushtucker trials.

And the singer told how the attention made her feel attractive in the show despite living in less than glamorous conditions.

Dec (37), who has been single since his split from Sky Sports newsreader Georgie Thompson 18 months ago, made it clear that he fancied the singer during the show.

He invented a sketch in which he invited her to the after-show party with him.

And when Ashley told campmates she was desperate for a man, Dec said: "Oh my gosh. Everything I want to say is un-broadcastable or illegal -- or career ending. Calm down".

The series final was watched by 10.2 million viewers -- slightly less than last year's viewing figures.

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