I’m A Celebrity: Fleur East declares she wants ‘Jungle Dad’ Harry Redknapp to take home the crown after she narrowly misses out on the final
- Former X Factor runner-up Fleur survived 22 days on the jungle endurance show
- She became close with the likes of Harry Redknapp, Emily Atack and Malique Thompson-Dwyer – dubbing the former her ‘dad’ and latter her ‘brother’
- The singer narrowly missed out on a place in the coveted final three
- The series comes to an end on Sunday night when either Harry, Emily of John Barrowman will be crowned the new King or Queen of the jungle
- They will take the title from last year’s winner, Georgia ‘Toff’ Toffolo
Fleur East has declared that she wants Harry Redknapp – her ‘Jungle Dad’ – to take home the I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! crown this year.
The singer became the eighth campmate to be voted off, narrowly missing out on the final after losing out to Harry, Emily Atack and John Barrowman in the public vote.
She spoke about Harry with much affection, saying: ‘Hazza I will miss, he’s literally like my dad in there.’
Backing Hazza: Fleur East wants ‘Jungle Dad’ Harry Redknapp to take home the crown after she narrowly missed out on the final of I’m A Celeb on Saturday
Asked who she’d like to be the 2018 King or Queen of the Jungle, she said: ‘It’s got to he Hazza!
‘It’s the minute I saw him I just looked in his eyes and it was like BAM family. It’s like I’d known him for years and years.’
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Fleur made a jovial exit from the camp after saying her goodbyes to the final three, and explained to hosts Declan Donnelly and Holly Willoughby she completely underestimated how challenging life in the jungle would be.
She said: ‘No it was nothing like I expected it was a lot harder than I thought a lot more challenging than I thought, I didn’t think I’d learn so much from it as I did.
Father figure: Asked who she’d like to be the 2018 King or Queen of the Jungle, she said, ‘It’s got to he Hazza’
Leaving: Fleur has become the eighth campmate to be voted off I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here, as she narrowly missed out on being in the final
Farewell! Despite having to say goodbye to her campmates Fleur made a jovial exit from the jungle
Goodbye: During her exit interview they touched on Fleur’s incredibly positive outlook
Thrilled: The star made her exit leaving Harry Redknapp, Emily Atack and John Barrowman to go head-to-head in the final
‘We made so many good friends in there and we became like family, and to share that amazing moment.’
It comes as Holly Willoughby got the chance to take on the iconic Celebrity Cyclone trial, as she joined the Extra Camp presenters in facing the legendary challenge.
Despite being clad in pink superhero gear, Holly’s valour didn’t last long as the tempestuous wind began to deter her from reaching her goal.
Fighting through foam, balls and the menacing winds, the television presenter screamed with determination as she desperately tried to keep a hold of that all-important star.
But after a deluge of water cascades down, Holly struggled to maintain her position, with her eventually sliding down the runway.
Bring it on: It comes as Holly Willoughby got the chance to take on the iconic Celebrity Cyclone trial, as she joined the Extra Camp presenters in facing the legendary challenge
Challenging: The television presenter, 37, battled it out to retain her two stars as she competes against the clock with Extra Camp hosts, Joe Swash, Joel Dommett and Scarlett Moffatt (L-R)
Giving it her all: The ITV presenter has clearly ‘done a U-turn’ on her decision to not get involved in any of the gruesome tasks due to her creepy crawlies phobia
Strenuous: Fighting through foam, balls and the menacing winds, the television presenter screamed with determination as she desperately tried to keep a hold of that all important star
The struggle is real: But after a deluge of water cascaded down, Holly struggled to maintain her position, eventually sliding down the runway
Team effort: Holly hugged her star on her point while Joe and Joel set off to try and help a stranded Scarlett
Feeling dizzy: The presenters started on a spinning circle before leaping onto the giant water slide
Going, going, gone: Joe slipped and came tumbling down at one point in the trial after being hit with powerful jets of water
Leading the pack: Scarlett was first to kick off the trial, setting off with all four stars as she battled her way to the first marker
It comes after Vicky Pattison revealed on Friday’s This Morning Holly has ‘done a U-turn’ on her decision to not get involved in any of the gruesome tasks due to her creepy crawlies phobia.
The TV star, who took over hosting duties from pal Ant McPartlin on this year’s jungle instalment, is said to have been keen to take on the bug-free challenge.
During the physically-demanding challenge, Holly has to climb up a hill carrying a giant foam star to a certain point whilst being hit by high pressure water cannons, gail force winds and giant balls.
Holly will need to be in her correct position with her other three contestants on the hill throughout the trial to complete it. Joe had the hardest job as he had to travel the furthest, while Holly came second in the order and had to retrieve three stars from Scarlett.
Her time has come! The Gogglebox star, 28, gave Holly a helping hand as the presenter tried to pick up three of the fours stars to take them to the second marker
Trying her best: Holly gripped the floor and tried to protect her from the cascading balls with her hands
Don’t let go! The Celebrity Juice co-host hugged her remaining star tightly to her chest and sat in a straddle position to help maintain her balance
Brave: It comes after Vicky Pattison revealed on Friday’s This Morning Holly has ‘done a U-turn’ on her decision to not get involved in any of the gruesome tasks due to her creepy crawlies phobia
Tricky: The physically-demanding challenge will see her climbing up a hill carrying a giant foam star to a certain point whilst being hit by high pressure water cannons
Showing her support: Scarlett cheered Joel, 32, on as she watched him fight wind, rain and balls in the tricky challenge
Channeling their inner superhero: The team were brimming with confidence as they posed in a group photo ahead of Celebrity Cyclone in their superhero get-up
Unique opportunity: A show insider said: ‘It’s very unique as hosts don’t normally do trials. The only other time was when Ant and Dec did Cyclone for Text Santa one year’
Speaking of her keenness to compete, a show insider also told the Mirror: ‘It’s very unique as hosts don’t normally do trials. The only other time was when Ant and Dec did Cyclone for Text Santa one year.
‘Holly was adamant that she would not be doing a trial either but since she has got out here things have gone so well and the ITV2 Extra Camp team managed to persuade her to take part. It is one of her favourite trials so she couldn’t say no.
‘It will be the perfect end to a brilliant stint hosting the show with Dec which has gone down better than anyone could have dreamed of.’
‘Couldn’t say no’: They added: ‘Holly was adamant that she would not be doing a trial either but since she has got out here things have gone so well and the ITV2 Extra Camp team managed to persuade her to take part. It is one of her favourite trials’
Relentless: Scarlett giggled as she watched the others try to complete the arduous task
Formidable: Determined to succeed, Joe shrieked as he used all of his strength to inch closer to the final point
The results will be screened on Saturday night on the ITV2 spin-off, where viewers will have to tune in to see if their time beats main camp.
Last month, Holly got an early taste of the jungle life as she took part in a dreaded Bushtucker trial on her last day hosting This Morning, before she jetted off to Australia.
Showing she would have to work on her steely nerve, the blonde beauty squealed and shrieked her way through the task, which saw her putting her arms into boxes and touching mystery objects.
She did it: Holly looked proud of herself, beaming upon completion of the task
But far from the usual creepy crawlies and fish guts, the star was confronted with furry kittens, a toy spider, and last year’s I’m A Celeb champion Georgia Toffolo’s head – all of which proved too much for Holly.
The segment started with a funny montage of Holly being scared by animals, including spiders, birds and a giant python which wrapped itself around her leg and up her skirt.
Holly, who donned an Aussie hat and shirt for the trial cried out as she approached the wooden boxes: ‘I don’t know how the celebrities do this! I think I’m gonna cry! I don’t think I can do it!
I’m A Celebrity continues on Saturday on ITV at 9pm.
Triumphant: The group celebrated after competing in the task, with Holly and the others punching their first in the air
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