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Will it be king or queen of the jungle as Stacey faces Shaun in head to head?

Happy Mondays singer frontman Shaun Ryder and Stacey Solomon will go head to head in the final of I'm A Celebrity ...Get Me Out Of Here! tonight as the public decides who will be crowned king or queen of the jungle.

Mother-of-one Solomon, 21, is the bookmakers' favourite to scoop the 2010 title after winning over campmates and the public with her happy personality.

The pair made it to the final of the competition last night after comic Jenny Eclair was given her marching orders after enduring 16 days in the jungle.

Eclair, 50, said she was "relieved and pleased" to be heading home.

As she left the camp, she gushed "Oh thank you, thank you so much", telling the two remaining campmates she was "so pleased" they had made it to the final.

The comedienne, who was a late entry into the camp with Dom Joly, also warned hosts Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly: "I stink. I've gone feral, I really have. I'm hugely relieved, I didn't have another day in me.

"I'm shocked to pieces, I'd have put money on me coming about 10th."

The TV star joked that she had no time to prepare for the show, being drafted in as a last-minute arrival in the celebrity camp.

"I had no time to go to the gym, as you can tell," she told Ant and Dec.

Eclair, who came third, added her voice to other jungle losers who want former X Factor contestant Solomon to win.

"Aggro (Santos) and Stacey are fabulous kids," she said, adding "girls rule" when asked who should win.

She said her time in the jungle had been "extraordinary".

"It has been mad, dangerous, stupid, filthy, awful - and then, quite good fun."

Earlier in the show the comic ate crocodile anus and fermented duck egg as part of her final Bushtucker trial, saying the egg tasted "cheesy with a touch of ancient armpit".

She told Ant and Dec: "Most of what you threw at me was kind of all right.

"There were some tedious times -- the weather's been awful. But I'm pleased I've done it."

Eclair, awarded the prize for Worst Dressed Celebrity in a mock ceremony held by the contestants, said the hardest thing about being in the jungle was having just three pairs of pants.

Bookies put Solomon at 1/12 with former hellraiser Ryder an outside bet at 6/1.

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