It can’t just be me that’s wondering how this series of I’m a Celebrity has gone so quickly? It seems like only yesterday we were sitting down in front of our screens to watch episode one. Alas, now that the winner has been crowned and we can all go back to doing whatever we did at 9pm each night before I’m a Celeb started, let’s take a look at what happened down in the jungle in the final week.
After enduring the worst storm since 1997 on Sunday, the campmates went into the week slightly soggy but in good spirits. Nadine took part in the days trial and smashed it by achieving the maximum amount of 10 stars. As ever, celebrations in camp were short lived as Cliff Parisi then became the third contestant to say goodbye to the jungle.
Caitlyn’s time as camp leader also finally came to an end, with Kate voted as her replacement by the camp. Ian was chosen as her deputy, thankfully putting an end to his cooking stint.
Tuesday saw Jacqueline, Andy and Kate take part in the rather comedic trial of ‘celebrities assemble’. Jacqueline, the dashing damsel in distress, and was sent high up in the air in a glass box to be saved by her fellow campmates. Cockroach man (aka Andy Whyment) and Captain Australia (aka Kate Garraway) were then tasked to save her by completing a series of challenges suspended above the jungle floor to collect stars. Once all nine stars were achieved, Jacqueline was then unexpectedly released in a bungee jump style plummet to the ground. Rather her than me!
Other highlights of the episode included the return of the jungle arms (Andy’s karaoke rendition of Mr Brightside deserves a particular mention here), the jungle panto and the sad exit of rugby star James Haskell.
On Wednesday, viewers witnessed probably one of the most disgusting trials ever seen on the show. Unlucky campmates Roman and Caitlyn were strapped to a turn table where an all manner of smelly substances were poured on top of them, including a variety of animal livers and insects. Despite winning the maximum amount of stars, neither celebrity was best pleased with presenters Ant and Dec at the end of it (neither would we to be fair).
Roman’s day didn’t improve, however, as he and Kate later took part in another mini trial in the name of winning a luxury breakfast for camp the next day. As both celebrities are radio presenters for their day jobs, it seemed the perfect fit that they would take part in the radio station themed task.
Ian Wright was the fifth contestant voted out of the jungle on Wednesday night.
Film stars Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Kevin Hart made a surprise appearance on Thursday’s show during a Jumanji themed dingo dollar challenge. Jacqueline and Andy were surprised to see the pair and completed the challenge to receive their reward of biscuits for camp.
It’s time to get the tissues out because the remaining campmates received more letters from home on Thursday. All of the stars got emotional when their respective letters from their loved ones were read out, particularly pop star Myles Stephenson who got a letter from his dad. Myles became the sixth celebrity to leave the camp the next morning.
On Friday night, the remaining males of the camp Andy and Roman battled with the jungle in the nights trial, the bridge of peril. With it being one of the harder tasks of the series, the pair won four out of six stars for camp along with an alcoholic drink for everyone to enjoy that evening.
A double elimination meant reality TV star Caitlyn Jenner and popstar Nadine Coyle said goodbye to the camp that evening.
Saturday’s episode was the one we’ve all been waiting for… celebrity cyclone. The four remaining contestants Roman Kemp, Andy Whyment, Jacqueline Jossa and Kate Garraway braved the coveted water slide and achieved four stars. In order to reach them, the celebrities had to battle wind, slime, foam cannons and giant bouncy balls.
And all of a sudden, the final has come around again. With only Roman, Andy and Jacqueline remaining after Kate was voted out by the public the previous night, the three each took turns to complete a trial in order to win a celebratory three course meal of their choice and the chance to wash it all down with their favourite drink.
Jacqueline survived a torturous bush tucker trial covered by creepy crawlies, whilst Andy took on an eating challenge (we all know those don’t involve eating lots of nice food). To finish off the trials for the series, Roman completed his time trapped in a box full of snakes.
After a tense five minutes of viewing, the final result saw Jacqueline announced the new queen of the jungle, with Andy as runner up and Roman coming in third.
So that’s it for I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here 2019. I supposed the countdown for next year’s series starts now!