Dougie Poynter wins I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here
McFly’s Dougie Poynter has won this year’s ‘I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!’
The perky popster was crowned ‘King of the Jungle’ beating fellow finalist and loveable Essex rogue Mark Wright, his best pal and confidant in the jungle.
“I’m lost for words,” he said. “It’s been the best couple of weeks of my life, I wish everybody in the world could experience that.”
He added that the most daunting part of the show, was entering the jungle with people he didn’t know.
“That was terrifying,” he said. “I was just so paranoid that I was going to lose my mind and not have anyone to talk to. Thankfully, Mark was there feeling exactly the same.”
Continuing the pair’s on-screen bromance, runner-up Mark said: “There couldn’t be a better winner. He’s the nicest, kindest person.”
The pair chatted to Ant & Dec before the result was announced, with Mark saying that the best part about the show was that he could be himself, rather than the ‘exaggerated’ version that people see on ‘The Only Way Is Essex’.
“I love a cuddle,” he said when quizzed on his emotional side coming out during the show. “I always wear my heart on my sleeve. The best thing about this place is that I could come here and be me.”
So while Dougie and Mark’s jungle dream is now over, it was deemed necessary to subject them to one final humiliation, because seeing people heave will never not be funny.
The final Bushtucker Trial for Mark and Dougie saw the pair sit down to a meal which took in such delicacies as live beachworms, king crickets with a vomit fruit dip, a kangaroo anus, cocktails of blended emu liver and cockroaches, raw fish eyes, and bush pig penises.
The penis, Dougie said, was the worst. “It tasted of pee and poo.”