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Sam Thompson crowned king of the jungle on I’m A Celebrity

Sam Thompson is the winner of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! (Ian West/PA)
Sam Thompson is the winner of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! (Ian West/PA) Sam Thompson is the winner of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! (Ian West/PA)

Sam Thompson has been crowned king of the jungle on ITV1 reality show I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!

Former professional boxer Tony Bellew was runner-up while former Ukip leader Nigel Farage came third.

After his win, announced by presenters Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly, the former Made In Chelsea star leapt into the arms of 41-year-old Bellew.

Speaking to the voters, the 31-year-old said: “I am so grateful, thank you so much, I’ve dreamt of doing this show for years and years and you made this boy’s dream come true.”

The radio presenter was crowned by fellow campmate, This Morning presenter Josie Gibson, who was voted out of the show on Saturday.

Thompson was greeted by his friend and podcast co-host Pete Wicks as he left the jungle in his crown.

His girlfriend, Love Island star Zara McDermott, posted a video to her Instagram which showed jubilant cheers as she and others watched as he was crowned the winner.

Before Thompson’s win was announced, Bellew told Ant and Dec that his fellow finalist was like a “fifth son” to him and added: “I definitely think I was put here to be around Sam.”

Thompson said about the show: “The little moments were the best moments, when Snake Rock camp came back and we had everyone back together, the vibe was so amazing and I don’t think I’ve ever been so happy.”

Earlier in the episode the TV personality ate items including a pig’s vagina and a camel’s penis when he took part in his final bushtucker trial.

In the eating challenge he also faced a scorpion and finished off the entire critter, including the sting.

Presenter Donnelly joked: “If it stings on the way out, just give the medics a call.”

Farage, 59, kept a cool head while he was locked in the “panic pit”, an underground metal box filled with snakes, for his final bushtucker trial.

He joked: “Lots of people would like the snake to strangle me, I suppose. Their dream might come true.”

Asked where he was going “in his head”, he said: “I’m thinking about things I’ve done in my life that were worse than this,” adding he was thinking about the plane crash he was in.

And asked if he had dealt with a lot of snakes in his time, he said: “European parliament was stuffed with them, terrible lot.”

For his last trial Bellew had to take on “stakeout” and was strapped down to a giant plate where he was made to endure jungle critters and fish guts.

Bellew, who shouted that the challenge was “a disgrace” said the critters were biting his leg and added: “I’m someone else’s starter right now.”

After their last challenge the celebrities were rewarded with their dream meals and Thompson’s was prawns, wagyu steak, sticky toffee pudding, an Oreo milkshake and salt and vinegar crisps.

I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! Coming Out airs on Wednesday December 13 at 9pm on ITV1 and ITVX.