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Matt crowned 'King of the Jungle'
Matt Willis
Matt Willis was clearly shocked to be named the winner
Former Busted band member Matt Willis has been crowned "King of the Jungle" by viewers of the sixth series of I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!

Singer Myleene Klass was runner-up and actor Jason Donovan third.

Willis, 23, who was visibly surprised by the win, which followed a public vote, said: "This is just weird, I do not know what to say."

The ITV1 show challenged 12 celebrities to survive in the Australian jungle by undertaking challenges to win food.

The popular programme, presented by Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly, started on 13 November, when it pulled in 8.9 million viewers.

'Something different'

Ozzy Osborne's daughter, Kelly, crowned Willis king on Friday night.

Klass, who shot to fame with pop group Hear'Say, said she had had "a ball".

Matt Willis
The former Busted member beat Myleene Klass and Jason Donovan
She said: "I have had a lot time to reflect on things. You realise your family are just the pinnacle of everything. You realise how much you rely on them."

Earlier, former Neighbours star Donovan described his time in the jungle as "three weeks out of my life to do something different".

"For my kids, it was a great opportunity for them to see their dad do something different," he said.

The celebrities, who also included TV and radio presenter Toby Anstis and former newsreader Jan Leeming, entered the jungle and took on a series of challenging trials to try to win food for their fellow contestants and secure votes from the public.

Previous winners

Producer David Gest had been the bookies' favourite as the series drew to a close, but he was evicted on Friday.

Gest said after he left the jungle: "It was a great ride. It just was fun. I loved every day of it."

Carol Thatcher, daughter of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, won the last I'm a Celebrity series in 2005.

DJ Tony Blackburn won the first series in 2000, followed by former cricketer Phil Tufnell, former pop star Kerry Katona and comedian Joe Pasquale.




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