Mike Tindall enjoys a family day out with wife Zara and their kids

PICTURE EXCLUSIVE: Doting dad Mike Tindall makes the most of his jungle freedom on a day out at Sea World with Zara and their children… after revealing how his ‘sneaky’ wife broke a rule on I’m A Celebrity

  • The I’m A Celebrity star, 44, enjoyed a trip to Sea World with his wife and three children on Sunday 
  • The couple spent the morning in the jungle watching Lioness Jill Scott crowned Queen Of The Jungle 
  • Earlier in the day Mike revealed his wife Zara ‘broke their rule’ by writing to him on I’m A Celebrity 
  • The couple had agreed that Mike’s brother would be the one to write the letter so he didn’t get emotional 

Mike Tindall made the most of his jungle freedom as he enjoyed a day out at Sea World on Australia’s Gold Coast on Sunday. 

Fresh from watching Jill Scott being crowned Queen Of Jungle, the 44-year-old rugby player – who finished in fourth place on the ITV1 show – looked in high spirits on the outing. 

Mike was joined by wife Zara, 41, and their three children, Mia, eight, Lena, four and 20-month-old son Luca as they explored the theme park. 

The outing came after Mike appeared on Good Morning Britain hours earlier and told how ‘sneaky’ Zara had broken a rule they’d agreed on prior to entering camp – that she wouldn’t be the one to write him a letter when the campmates got the chance to hear from the families. 


Family fun: Doting dad Mike Tindall made the most of his jungle freedom on a day out at Sea World with Zara and their children Mia, eight, Lena, four and 20-month-old son Luca on the Gold Coast on Sunday 

Mike displayed his jungle weight loss following three weeks on camp rations, donning a navy T-shirt and shorts that hung off his muscular frame. 

Zara – who is the Queen’s granddaughter and 20th in the line of succession to the British throne – looked effortlessly stylish in a white summer dress that cinched in at her small waist. 

The blonde beauty finished off the look by sweeping her glossy locks into a bun and accessorising with coral shades and small gold earrings.

Cute couple: The pair looked in good spirits as they enjoyed a day out at one of the local attractions 


Jungle fever: Fresh from watching Jill Scott being crowned Queen Of Jungle , the 44-year-old rugby player – who finished in fourth place on the ITV1 show – looked in high spirits on the outing

The wholesome family day out came ahead of attending the I’m A Celebrity wrap party at the Marriott Hotel with their campmates. 

Mike also spoke to Good Morning Britain ahead of attending the party, as he revealed that his ‘sneaky’ wife had broken one of the requests she’d asked him prior to entering camp. 

He confessed: ‘The hardest thing about the whole show, especially when you’ve got three little ones as well, is being away for that period of time..’



Sweet: Mike was enjoying having his children back in his arms after three weeks spent living in the jungle without them 

Trim: Mike displayed his jungle weight loss following three weeks on camp rations, donning a navy T-shirt and shorts that hung off his muscular frame

Mike continued: ‘Originally she [Zara] wasn’t going to write me the note. I carry them [the family] quite close to the surface anyway.

‘In that situation I tried to put emotions quite far down below, so wanted my brother to write the letter and he would take the mickey out of me a bit more so it would be a grounding one rather than bringing it all back to the surface.

‘She was sneaky on me. She was a sneaky little one she was there so it got me a little bit that.’


Chic and cheerful: Zara – who is the Queen’s granddaughter and 20th in the line of succession to the British throne – looked effortlessly stylish in a white summer dress that cinched in at her small waist

All about the accessories: The blonde beauty finished off the look by sweeping her glossy locks into a bun and accessorising with coral shades and small gold earrings

Asked how he got through the tough moments in camp, he continued: ‘We had a great camp that got everyone through whatever the wobbly moment was.

‘Coming from a team background, my biggest worry was that if the dynamic wasn’t right, it was going to make for a bad time. But I had 11 great friends in there and it made for a wicked camp.’

The ex-England rugby star also admitted he ‘wasn’t sure’ who out of the Royal family had watched him on the show.



What did she do? Mike also spoke to Good Morning Britain ahead of attending the party, as he revealed that his ‘sneaky’ wife had broken one of the requests she’d asked him prior to entering camp

Oops! Mike revealed that Zara broke their rule by writing him a letter for camp. He explained, ‘Originally she [Zara] wasn’t going to write me the note. I carry them [the family] quite close to the surface anyway’ 

He joked that he will be able to tell who watched after receiving his Christmas presents from the family this year.

Mike said: ‘I’m not [sure]- but I’m sure I’ll find out at some point. Christmas is around the corner. Let’s see if some interesting gifts come under the tree.

‘There’s some sense of humour kicking around in the family so I’ll wait for some interesting gifts to see how many people were watching. I don’t think she [Princess Anne] was watching, but I think Zara might have told her [about his discussion when he revealed he split his pants in front of his mother in law and was wearing ‘nibble my nuts’ underwear].’

He added: ‘I’m pretty sure it’s probably etched in her memory for all the wrong reasons so I’ll hide away from that one.’


Mike explained: ‘In that situation I tried to put emotions quite far down below, so wanted my brother to write the letter and he would take the mickey out of me a bit more so it would be a grounding one rather than bringing it all back to the surface’

Sweet: Mike beamed broadly while chatting away to his children at the theme park 

The 2022 I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! final attracted a huge peak audience of 11.5 million viewers and a 59 percent share of viewing – the highest peak audience of the year for an entertainment show, on any channel.

With an average of 10.1 million fans tuning in, it was up by 3.6 million viewers on the audience to last year’s final and the highest ratings since 2018.

Queen Of The Jungle Jill looked sensational as she swapped her jungle gilet for a jumpsuit at the I’m A Celebrity wrap party the following night. 

Sweet: Mike’s daughters were delighted to enjoy a day out with dad after being separated for three weeks 


Topping up her tan: Zara looked bronzed after making the most of her time out in the Gold Coast 

The former Lioness, 35, roared to victory on Sunday night after beating politician Matt Hancock, 44, and Hollyoaks actor Owen Warner, 23, in the grand finale of the ITV1 show, which was watched by 11.5 million viewers.

After receiving a hero’s welcome and a raucous campmates reunion when she returned to civilisation at the Marriott hotel, the sports star admitted she spent the day bathing in order to remove the jungle stench. 

After a pamper day, Jill was glammed up and ready to let loose as she joined the likes of Matt Hancock, Zara and Boy George for dinner at luxury seafood restaurant La Luna Marina Mirage.

Doting: Zara was seen tending to Lucas as he fell asleep amid all the excitement of the day 

Check it out: The family looked over at the animal exhibit as they checked out the sights of the park 

Jill looked effortlessly chic as she donned a one-shouldered black jumpsuit that she paired with sensible yet stylish white trainers. 

The sports star swept her brunette locks back into a neat high ponytail and opted for a glam makeup look. She completed the look with a pair of small gold hopped earrings and a selection of dainty charm bracelets. 

Jill’s fiancée Shelly Unitt also made a glamorous arrival to the party, donning a pair of red sequinned trousers as she chatted away to Mike Tindall.

The former rugby player showcased his post-jungle glow up as he donned a vibrant Hawaiian style T-shirt. 

Sweet: Mike and his children seemed delighted as they spotted Spongebob Squarepants riding past 


Keeping his hands full: The rugby star was on hand to fetch refreshments and give out cuddles where necessary 

Coming through! They couldn’t resist the chance to step out and see Spongebob 



Adorable: Mike was on hand to carry his children across the theme park when they got tired 

Support: Zara was the first person to greet Mike when he left the jungle 

His wife Zara was also in attendance, with the Queen’s granddaughter opting for an emerald green mini dress that highlighted her tanned and toned pins.  

MP Matt, who finished in third place, seemed in high spirits as he strutted into the afterparty with his girlfriend Gina Coladangelo by his side in a fitted white jumpsuit. 

The denim one-piece featured a halter neckline with a racy zip down the bodice and flared trouser hems to highlight her slender curves. 

Scarlette Douglas was dressed to impress as she headed to the hotel in a vibrant blue ensemble. The A Place In The Sun presenter opted for high-waisted leather look trousers that she teamed with a corset top.  

The party came after Jill was crowned Queen Of The Jungle during Sunday’s finale and arrived in style at the hotel in the back of a gold Hummer limousine. 

The 2022 I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! final attracted a huge peak audience of 11.5 million viewers and a 59 percent share of viewing – the highest peak audience of the year for an entertainment show, on any channel.



Party time: Jill looked sensational as she swapped her jungle gilet for a jumpsuit at the I’m A Celebrity wrap party on Monday night where she let loose with Matt Hancock and his girlfriend Gina Coladangelo and Zara

Dressed to impress: Jill looked effortlessly chic as she donned a one-shoulder black jumpsuit that she paired with sensible yet stylish white trainers while strutting into the party alongside a member of the show’s security team 

With an average of 10.1 million fans tuning in, it was up by 3.6 million viewers on the audience to last year’s final and the highest ratings since 2018.

After her victory, Jill proudly held up her flower crown as she entered the hotel alongside Shelly, before embracing her campmates who had gathered in the lobby to greet her.  

Runners up Owen and Matt proved there were no hard feelings – being the first to run over and embrace the footballer.

The trio became firm friends after spending three days alone together in the Australian jungle and undergoing gruesome final Bushtucker trials to win lavish final meals in camp. 

Jill was left gobsmacked after she was crowned Queen of the Jungle, beating Owen who came in second place. 

Speaking about her victory on Monday’s Good Morning Britain, Jill mused: ‘Winning the Euros has to be up there with the best moments of my life, but this hasn’t sunk in!


Stepping out in style: Boy George was seen with a female friend while Matt stepped out with his girlfriend Gina 



EXCLUSIVE: Jill enjoyed a raucous hotel reunion with her campmates after returning to the hotel the day before, with the group piling in for hugs while catching up in the lobby 

Blue-tiful! Scarlette Douglas cut a chic figure as she sashayed into the hotel in a pair of vibrant blue trousers and a palm print corset top that highlighted her incredible physique 

‘It was tough at times but that “cyclone” challenge was like being a kid again. I tried to make the most of an incredible experience really.’ 

Her first priority after leaving the jungle was one of basic hygiene, as she quipped: ‘It’s taken two showers and two baths just to smell half-decent!’. She added that she doesn’t have any plans for what she will do next with her career. 

As campmates were not allowed any information from or contact with the outside world, Jill revealed she was excited to catch up on England’s progress in the World Cup. 

She said: ‘I have missed the World Cup so much. Me and Owen were begging for the scores and they kept saying “we can’t tell you”! I think they’re going to be fine against Wales. I have every confidence. I’m a massive Phil Foden fan!’ 


Looking good: Jill’s fiancée Shelly Unitt made a glamorous arrival in a pair of red sequinned trousers as she chatted away to Mike Tindall. Following on behind them was Charlene White’s sister Corena  in a little black dress and Babatunde in a faux leather sui

Two’s company: Seann Walsh cuddled up close to his pregnant girlfriend Grace Adderley


Two’s company: Matt and Gina looked cosy as they cuddled up together on their way into the party while Zara looked glamorous in a little green dress 

During the finale, Mike Tindall did the honours of placing the floral crown on Jill’s head as she sat triumphantly on her wooden throne before hugging her fiancée on the bridge.

After it was revealed 12million votes had been cast, an emotional Jill said: ‘I can’t believe it. I just can’t believe it. I think I’m going to owe my grandma a lot of money for the 12million votes! I don’t think there should be one winner, we’re all winners.’ 

Ahead of her coronation, Jill said she was happy to be sat with her best friend, Owen, after the pair connected during their time on the show.

She said: ‘If Owen was to win King of the Jungle or if I was to win Queen of the Jungle, there’s no one I would rather be sat here with so today is just going to be a great day regardless.’

The Lioness said being part of a team her entire career held her in good stead for jungle life.

Ready to celebrate: Campmates Babatunde Aleshe, Mike Tindall, Sue Cleaver, Scarlette Douglas, Chris Moyles, Owen Warner, Jill Scott, Seann Walsh, Matt Hancock, Charlene White and Boy George pictured at Sunday’s final

‘I always say that’s why kids need to go into sport, it’s not about going in at the highest level or anything like that. It’s what you learn through sport, winning, losing, hard work being a good person and you don’t know how you’re going to react to rats and heights but having all those playing for incredible teams equipped me well for the jungle,’ she explained. 

All together now: The campmates’ friends and loved ones all came together to cheer on Jill at the action-packed show 

She tried to be on her best behaviour in the jungle, knowing that her family at home would be watching, saying: ‘I was trying to tone it down at first because I was like Jill, you’re live on ITV, your grandma’s watching, your nephews, your niece but then as it went on you just forgot you were on a TV show.’

She was the only woman left in camp for eight days but says there was no need for her to keep the likes of Matt Hancock and Mike Tindall in check.

Jill told Ant and Dec: ‘I never thought of it like that, I didn’t. They were so welcoming. Obviously I’m a bit of a tomboy anyway playing football. They weren’t like ‘oh, you sit down, and I’ll get the logs’, I still had to get the water, the logs, the clean out the dunny. No, I never felt like that I never did.’

She was met at the red bridge by fiancée Shelly Unitt, who embraced the champion with a big hug after the engaged couple spent over a month apart.

Jill’s victory caps off a momentous year for the star after she played in the winning Euros team this summer.

The Lionesses were crowned 2022 champions in August when they defeated eight-times champions Germany to secure England’s first trophy since 1966.

When asked ahead of her jungle stint how she felt about the prospect of winning the title, Jill said: ‘I don’t know yet, it could go either way. Maybe it could be the best year of my life, but the Euros has decided that for me already.

‘Tomorrow is never guaranteed so I’m just always willing to give it my all for that day.

‘So, I haven’t thought too far ahead about winning, I just want to go in there and no matter what the outcome is just kind of make my family proud.’

After living the experience, an emotional Jill said during Sunday night’s show that she was overwhelmed to have made the final.


Congratulations! Jill received a hero’s welcome as she arrived at the Marriott hotel alongside fiancée Shelly after being crowned Queen of the Jungle 

No sore losers: Jungle finalist Matt Hancock proved there were no hard feelings as he embraced Jill in the lobby 

Talking in the Bush Telegraph, she said: ‘When I first stepped into the jungle and looked around at all of the celebrities, no way was I getting anywhere near that final. To be part of the final three with Owen and Matt, God, it just means the world, it really does.’

Jill ended her playing career with England’s Euro triumph and said her next aim was to develop her passion for coaching.

Following her success in the I’m A Celeb jungle and rise in her profile, it’s been said the star is eyeing up a presenting slot on The One Show and to follow in the footsteps of former Arsenal footballer Alex Scott.

During her time in camp, Jill completed several Bushtucker trials, including Critty Critty Fang Fang, Scareground, and Speak Uneasy, where she drank the likes of blended cockroaches while competing for stars alongside Mike Tindall.


Jump for joy! Jill couldn’t contain her excitement as she bounded into the lobby with all her campmates waiting 

Catching up: Runner-up Owen Warner, pictured with his mother (left), embraced Jill in the lobby 

She became a much-loved member of the show with comedian Seann Walsh praising her wit and funny one-liners, which he said could earn her a spot on a show like Mock the Week.

Jill also formed a close friendship with fellow finalist Owen and wasn’t afraid to tease Matt Hancock about failing to adhere to his own Covid guidance during the pandemic.

The star became a fan favourite with her unique dance moves and carefree nature and some viewers are now calling the Sunderland-born contestant the nation’s sweetheart.

Following the result, soap actor Owen was pleased for his co-star and claimed that no-one deserved the victory more before running off to be hugged by his mum Polly.

He said: ‘I’m so gassed for Jill, I think everyone agrees. No one deserves it more than Jill!’

During Sunday’s show, Jill, Matt, and Owen endured the final Bushtucker trial of the series to win a banquet in camp.

Taking on the challenge of Rat Race, Jill was forced to lie in a box that filled up with the rodents, which she admitted to hating, as well as cockroaches and mealworms.

Beaming: Mike later chatted to the shows Geordie presenting duo about how good it has been when Ant grabbed Mike’s face and told the viewers: ‘Look at him!’

Friends: Mike then posed with his jungle wife Sue Clever after filming the final and watching Jill be crowned the winner

Bonding: Mike’s real wife Zara and his ‘jungle wife’ Sue Cleaver were seen chatting away 

She won all five stars up for grabs, which earned the remaining camp mates their starters.

Matt and Owen also won a full set of stars in their respective challenges, Flood Your Face and Bushtucker Bonanza.

On Saturday night, Mike Tindall narrowly missed out on the final after failing to receive enough votes to compete in Celebrity Cyclone.

Jill takes the title from last year’s winner, Emmerdale actor Danny Miller, who was King of the Castle in Wales.

Podcaster Giovanna Fletcher won the show in 2020 and EastEnders star Jacqueline was voted Queen of the Jungle during the last series held in Australia before the pandemic.


Loving life: Owen seemed in high spirits as he beamed broadly at his campmates after spending quality time with his mum 

All together: For the first time in more than a week the campmates were all together again as they reunited in the lobby 

He defied all expectations in making the grand final and after his exit, Matt admitted he decided to enter the jungle because he wanted to show the ‘lighter side’ to his personality. 

Upon leaving the Australian jungle, Matt was reunited with his girlfriend Gina Coladangelo and the pair shared a close embrace and kiss on the iconic bridge.

As they hugged, an overwhelmed Matt was heard saying ‘I love you so much’ to his partner, who travelled more than 9,000 miles to greet the Tory MP.

Matt lasted an impressive 23 days in the jungle, and took part in his final gruesome Bushtucker Trial before his exit in the final – narrowly missing being crowned as Jungle King.


Fun times: The family were seen larking around in the jungle as they congratulated Owen on his jungle success 

Pour it up: The campmates were seen enjoying a glass of bubbly as they waited to see who would win the show 

During his jungle stint, he served as Camp Leader and was voted to do six consecutive trials by the public, including a gruesome eating trial alongside Boy George.

And after his exit, he spoke to hosts Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly about his time in the jungle, saying he decided to join the show because he wanted to know what he was like as a ‘person’.

‘I just wanted to show what I’m like as a person. Lots of people come to me with pre-conceived ideas for obvious reasons, but I just wanted to be myself,’ he said.

‘Politicians as a whole, we don’t come across as human enough. This is an extreme way of doing that.’

‘People think they know me, but they don’t. They know Matt Hancock from the TV and the media,’ he added. 

Sweet: Charlene cuddled up to MP Matt after admitting she struggled to be in camp alongside him 

Snap happy! The journalist posed for a ‘sweaty’ selfie alongside show host Declan Donnelly 

Outside help: Charlene gave the crew a shout out for keeping them safe during their time in the jungle 

Reflecting on his time in the jungle over a glass of champagne, Matt also said he doesn’t think that politicians come across as ‘human’, saying he wanted to prove otherwise.

He told Ant and Dec: ‘I just wanted to show what I’m like as a person. Lots of people come to me with preconceived ideas for obvious reasons and I just wanted to to be myself. I strongly believe that politicians as a whole don’t come across as human.’ 

Speaking about the controversy surrounding his arrival, Matt admitted he was ‘nervous’ to walk into the jungle and meet the other celebrities.

He said: ‘When I first walked in, there was just Seann, and we got slightly giddy. He makes everyone look good as he laughs at everyone’s jokes. When we walked into main camp and discovered some of the existing dynamics that was tough.’

It wasn’t a dream! Jill’s team took to Instagram to share their final post before handing the account back to her, which saw the Queen Of The Jungle posing with her fiancée 

Three’s company: Jill was also seen posing alongside Ant and Dec on her jungle throne 

During the show, Matt was famously questioned by ITV newsreader Charlene White over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic and how he broke his own social distancing guidelines when he was caught having an affair with aide Gina Coladangelo.

But Matt said he was ‘grateful’ to his fellow campmates for being able to have ‘grown-up conversations’ despite their strong feelings, and admitted they also had a number of ‘important’ conversations about politics and his dyslexia.

He said: ‘We managed to talk about some important things, not just politics narrowly but dyslexia, especially with Jill and George about growing up gay, all sorts of interesting conversations.’

He added: ‘Some of those grillings were really enjoyable and a release, because I could say exactly what I thought, but some were really emotional. 

‘I feel it, but what I was able to do and what I was grateful for is that we had really grown-up conversations about it. We had strong feelings but there wasn’t any aggro.’

Shocked: Jill roared to victory on Sunday night as the former Lioness was crowned Queen of the Jungle

Champion! Following her coronation, after 12million votes were cast, an emotional Jill, who broke down in tears, said: ‘I can’t believe it. I just can’t believe. I think I’m going to owe my grandma a lot of money for the 12 million votes! I don’t think there should be one winner, we’re all winners’

Matt also admitted he was well-aware that his entrance in the jungle was seen as controversial, but said he wanted to show the ‘lighter side’ to his personality. 

‘I know it was controversial me coming here, I know people said people in your position shouldn’t put themselves in embarrassing situations,’ he explained.

‘There is a lighter side to everyone’s personality. I went in clear I was going to be totally myself, as if the cameras weren’t on.’ 

When asked who he wants to win I’m A Celebrity, Matt said it was an ‘impossible’ question, before saying he wanted Jill to win. 

Lionness Jill and Hollyoaks actor Owen then joined hosts Ant and Dec to reflect on their time in the jungle before the ultimate winner was revealed.

Radio DJ Chris Moyles famously teased Owen by making up stories about his life during the jungle after realising Owen didn’t know who he was, and Ant and Dec quizzed Owen about the amusing moments.

But a shocked Owen admitted he wasn’t aware that Chris had made up any tales, sharing his complete surprise and asking a sheepish Jill whether she knew, to which she admitted that she did.

Trial: Taking on the challenge of Rat Race, Jill was forced to lie in a box that filled up with the rodents, which she admitted to hating, as well as cockroaches and mealworms

Popular: She became a much-loved member of the show with comedian Seann Walsh praising her wit and funny one-liners, which he said could earn her a spot on a show like Mock the Week

Reflecting on meeting huge stars in the jungle, Owen admitted he found it difficult not to ‘compare’ himself with everybody around him. 

‘There were a lot of big characters, I was at the beginning of my journey, and I was comparing myself, but I can’t do that and I’ve got to live my own journey. Realising that has made me comfortable in myself,’ he said. 

When asked what being crowned King of the Jungle would mean to him, Owen sweetly said: ‘This girl is a superstar, she’s a sweet, sweet soul. Seeing her crowned would win it for me, honestly.’

Despite his jokes on Owen, Chris Moyles gushed over the actor as all the former campmates shared their views on who should be crowned King or Queen of the Jungle. 

 ‘Little Owen, he has been brilliant, I think he will be so blown away and grateful to be King of the Jungle,’ Chris said.

He’s out! Matt Hancock came in third place as he was the ninth celebrity to leave the jungle during the I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here! final on Sunday

Meanwhile, Babatunde Aleshe said of Jill: ‘Jill is one of the best people I’ve met in my entire life, I love that woman, she’s fantastic.’

Speaking about Jill before her crowning, Mike added: ‘Jill should win because she’s the most genuine person in there, she’s one of the nicest and most infectious people I’ve met.’

But it was Jill who was crowned as the 2022 Queen of the Jungle after around 12million public votes – most of which went to the former footballer – and after her victory, Owen admitted he was over the moon for her. 

He said: ‘I’m so gassed for Jill, I think everyone agrees, nobody deserves it more than Jill!’

A thrilled Jill was presented with her crown by her former campmate Mike, but she admitted that they had all been a ‘team’ and there shouldn’t just be one winner as she gushed over her campmates.

Earlier in Sunday’s grand finale episode, Matt was forced to face one last gruelling challenge before finding out who will be crowned Jungle King or Queen.

The former Health Secretary, 44, was joined by fellow finalists Jill Scott and Owen Warner in taking part in their individual final Bushtucker Trials.

Reunited: Upon leaving the Australian jungle, Matt was reunited with his girlfriend Gina Coladangelo and the pair shared a close embrace and kiss on the iconic bridge

For the first time in the show’s history, the stars were forced to compete for stars in front of their fellow campmates in the final, which producers hope will add increased tension among the finalists.

They were each forced to take on a gruesome challenge to win an epic final meal together in camp, consisting of a three-course banquet with a starter, main, and dessert.

But it proved no easy feat as they had to either take on Flood Your Face, Bushtucker Bonanza, a second instalment of the show’s iconic eating trial, or Rat Race, which featured thousands of bugs in a box.

And unlucky Matt was chosen for the dreaded Flood Your Face trial, where he had to have his head submerged in a clear container filled with water as critters crawled over his face.

Explaining the trial, Declan Donnelly said: ‘You’ll sit in here with your head in the tank which will fill with water. You’ll have a snorkel to breathe through and you’ll stay in there for five minutes. 

‘You’ll win a star for each minute you endure. It’s pretty straightforward, apart from the fact that this is a Bushtucker Trial so there will be some surprises along the way in that five minutes.’

Meanwhile, Ant McPartlin added: ‘The first three stars are for your three desserts, the fourth is for your drink and the fifth is for your treat.’

As Matt’s tank began to fill up with water, various terrifying critters were also added to the box, including eels, yabbies and water spiders.

The gruesome trial saw a frog sit on top of Matt’s head while a massive spider also crawled over his face in one very scary moment.

Jill encouraged him: ‘Well in Matt, you’re doing great!’ 

Final: Speaking about the controversy surrounding his arrival, Matt admitted he was ‘nervous’ to walk into the jungle and meet the other celebrities

Goodbye! He lasted an impressive 21 days in the jungle, and took part in his final gruesome Bushtucker Trial before his exit in the final. Pictured reuniting with Gina 

Although Matt looked very uneasy at moments, he bravely gave his fellow finalists and hosts Ant and Dec a thumbs-up as he braved the trial.

The Tory MP managed to secure all of his stars during the five-minute challenge, adding to the epic feast for himself and his fellow finalists back in main camp.

Owen, who has complained about his hunger during the series, took on the dreaded final eating trial, while Jill braved Rat Race – and they both won all their stars.

Earlier in Sunday’s episode, Matt had shared his shock that he had made it to the I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! final alongside Owen and Jill.

He admitted he was thrilled to become a finalist after Mike Tindall was the eighth celebrity to be eliminated from the Aussie jungle in Saturday’s episode.

The politician said it was ‘unreal’ and he was ‘so grateful’ to have made it down to the last three as he joined Hollyoaks star Owen and Lionness Jill in voicing their shock.

Speaking in the Bush Telegraph after Mike’s exit, Matt said: ‘I can’t believe I’m in the final. It’s brilliant… I’m just so grateful.’

Meanwhile, Owen, 23, said: ‘I’m in the final baby! What is going on? I don’t know what to say, I don’t know what to think… I want to speak to my mum.’

After waving Mike off, the finalists all shared a group hug as they celebrated making it into the 2022 final.

Matt said: ‘That is unreal!’

While a shocked Jill, 35, added: ‘I need to just sit down.’

Critters: Earlier in Sunday’s grand finale episode, Matt was forced to face one last gruelling challenge before finding out who will be crowned Jungle King or Queen

Bravo! The Tory MP managed to secure all of his stars during the five-minute challenge, adding to the epic feast for himself and his fellow finalists back in main camp

Gross! Owen, who has complained about his hunger during the series, took on the dreaded final eating trial, while Jill braved Rat Race – and they both won all their stars

In the Bush Telegraph, former footballer Jill admitted she never thought she would make it ‘anywhere near’ the final after seeing which celebrities were in camp.

‘When I first stepped into the jungle and looked around at all of the celebrities, no way am I getting anywhere near that final,’ she said.

‘To be part of the final three with Owen and Matt, god, it just means the world, it really does.’

Ahead of their Bushtucker Trials, Matt said he was ‘delighted’ to be in the final, while Jill said she was still ‘in shock’ over making it so far in the contest.

Dec said: ‘Congratulations on making it to the final.’

A shocked Jill replied: ‘Just in shock to be honest. I can’t believe we’re in the final, I’ve watched it since being a little kid. I’m still in shock to be honest.’

While Owen said: ‘It feels a little bit mad to be honest.’

And Matt added: ‘I can’t believe it. I’m just delighted. I’m very grateful.’

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CLAIM TO FAME: Legendary pop star

PHOBIAS: Being scared

MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? No, I am going straight into the jungle from playing at various festivals and gigs

ROLE IN THE CAMP: In-house dietician reassuring everyone that they will be ok on the jungle diet. And entertainer – I will sing!

BEST ATTRIBUTE: I am a very positive person and I don’t bear any grudges

DREAM CAMPMATE: It would be funny if my ex, Jon Moss, comes on the programme -but I don’t think that will happen!

CHRIS MOYLES

CHRIS MOYLES

AGE: 48

CLAIM TO FAME: Radio DJ

PHOBIAS: I am petrified of heights. I ended up carrying the bags when we took my girlfriend’s niece once to Go Ape as I am so petrified!

MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? A friend’s birthday, a wedding, and Leeds United matches

ROLE IN THE CAMP: Entertainer. Hopefully I can help shorten everyone’s boredom.

BEST ATTRIBUTE: Hiding food! I am going to fly out early and sneak into the jungle and hide pot noodles everywhere, then I will be everyone’s best friend!

DREAM CAMPMATE: Ant and Dec…let’s see how they cope for 24 hours!

SUE CLEAVER

SUE CLEAVER

AGE: 59

CLAIM TO FAME: Playing Eileen Grimshaw in Coronation Street

PHOBIAS: Don’t be ridiculous! I am not going to admit to what I fear most!

MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? Coronation Street and we are expecting another grandchild any day, so hopefully it will arrive before I fly out to Australia.

ROLE IN THE CAMP: I will be more of a mum – that is where I will naturally fit.

BEST ATTRIBUTE: I can cook and I am a good listener, so hopefully I will be a friendly ear for everyone.

DREAM CAMPMATE: Good Morning Britain’s Richard Arnold. He is my TV husband and it would be lovely to have an ally in camp!

SCARLETTE DOUGLAS

SCARLETTE DOUGLAS

AGE: 35

CLAIM TO FAME: Presenter of A Place In The Sun

PHOBIAS: Spiders. There is no point in lying about it! I’ve got an irrational fear about them

MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? Just a holiday which I can postpone

ROLE IN THE CAMP: Mum, cook and morale booster. I always like to look at the positive side in life

BEST ATTRIBUTE: I can cook and I will be good at making sure everything is tidy in camp

DREAM CAMPMATE: Mo Gilligan. He is hilarious and I totally fancy him!

BABATÚNDÉ ALÉSHÉ

BABATÚNDÉ ALÉSHÉ

AGE: 36

CLAIM TO FAME: Comedian

PHOBIAS: I am scared of absolutely everything. Snakes, rats – I am fearful of them all and I am dreading the trials

MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? I was going on tour but we’ve postponed it now until next year

ROLE IN THE CAMP: Tension breaker. If I can break tension anywhere it starts up in the camp, then I will do that. We don’t need to be bickering as it will be a first-time experience for everyone

BEST ATTRIBUTE: Hopefully I will bring some humour to the camp

DREAM CAMPMATE: I am a big Arsenal fan and so any ex-Arsenal player would be great. I am looking forward to chatting to Ant & Dec about football

SEANN WALSH

SEANN WALSH

AGE: 36

CLAIM TO FAME: Comedian

PHOBIAS: I am not too pleased about rats being in there but I am just trying to pretend it is not happening! 

MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? No, I am really looking forward to taking part in this show

BIGGEST MISCONCEPTION YOU WANT TO DISPEL IN THE JUNGLE: People have voiced their feelings about me and I am hoping they will see I am very different. I want to create new memories

ROLE IN THE CAMP: I am a great listener. I can’t cook but if someone would like to teach me, then I will give it a go 

BEST ATTRIBUTE: I don’t want to put myself down but if my friends were to answer this question, they would say there isn’t much Seann can do! I am not really bringing too much to the table which is why I am a good listener! 

DREAM CAMPER: Lee Evans, anyone from Blink-182 or Boy George. My mum took me to see him at Wembley and he wore a satellite dish as a hat! 

MIKE TINDALL

MIKE TINDALL

AGE: 44

CLAIM TO FAME: Rugby Union player and married to Princess Anne’s daughter Zara Tindall

PHOBIAS: I haven’t admitted to having any phobias but in a weird way, I am looking forward to taking part in the trials!

MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? My podcast series and the rugby Internationals this autumn

ROLE IN THE CAMP: Morning motivator. I would like to see everyone get on well and us all have a great experience

BEST ATTRIBUTE: I am a positive person

DREAM CAMPMATE: Samuel L Jackson would be cool. He has lived the life!

OWEN WARNER

OWEN WARNER

AGE: 23

CLAIM TO FAME: Playing Romeo Nightingale in Hollyoaks

PHOBIAS: Snakes!

MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? I am a big fan of football so I will miss watching the start of the World Cup

ROLE IN THE CAMP: Entertainer and games coordinator

BEST ATTRIBUTE: It is definitely not my cooking skills or brains!

DREAM CAMPMATE: Any of the Leicester City starting 11!

CHARLENE WHITE 

CHARLENE WHITE

AGE: 42

CLAIM TO FAME: ITV newsreader and Loose Women anchor

PHOBIAS: I am not sure what my fear factor will be because I’ve never had rodents, spiders and snakes crawling all over me!

MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? My children’s annual school ball which I am gutted about

ROLE IN THE CAMP: Mum and cook. I don’t mind falling into that position

BEST ATTRIBUTE: I like to listen and talk. I love learning about people and I have a natural curiosity for people

DREAM CAMPMATE: Colin Murray and Richard Osman

JILL SCOTT

JILL SCOTT

AGE: 35

CLAIM TO FAME: Retired England Lioness

PHOBIAS: I don’t like rats and the thought of being underground fills me with fear!

MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? The Men’s World Cup. I am going to find it weird not being able to know how the men are getting on in the tournament. Hopefully they will still be in the tournament when I come out of the jungle

ROLE IN THE CAMP: Helping hand. I like to help people if they aren’t having a good day

BEST ATTRIBUTE: Hard worker. I will always find a way to add value. I am also very honest

DREAM CAMPMATE: Another sports person would be great as it would be someone to bounce ideas off.

OLIVIA ATTWOOD

OLIVIA ATTWOOD – EXITED THE SHOW

AGE: 31

CLAIM TO FAME: Love Island star

PHOBIAS: I hate the dark so I’m keen to avoid any challenges in the darkness

MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? No, had the show been on air any later, I could have missed my sister’s wedding

ROLE IN THE CAMP: Clown. I was always the class clown at school and I love having a laugh

BEST ATTRIBUTE: I don’t take myself seriously and I have got a good sense of humour

DREAM CAMPMATE: A pop legend like Dolly Parton who has amazing stories to tell

MATT HANCOCK

MATT HANCOCK

AGE: 44

CLAIM TO FAME: Politician

PHOBIAS: Snakes. I don’t thankfully suffer from claustrophobia –or I think I don’t!

BIGGEST MISCONCEPTION YOU WANT TO DISPEL IN THE JUNGLE: Politicians are people too and it will be nice for people to see me as me. We are human too

ROLE IN THE CAMP: I like to muck in, and I think I will be collecting a lot of firewood. I like cooking too

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