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I’m a Celebrity final – live: ITV show announces winner as 2023 series comes to an end

The winner of I’m a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! 2023 has been announced.

Heavyweight boxer Tony Bellew and Made in Chelsea star Sam Thompson were battling it out to be crowned “King of the Jungle” after controversial politician Nigel Farage was voted off by the public earlier on during Sunday night’s episode (10 December), placing him third in the contest.

Hosts Ant and Dec then announced that Bellew had come second, making Thompson the winner for 2023.

An ecstatic Thompson said that winning I’m a Celebrity... had made his childhood “dream” come true, since he has been an avid fan of the show since it launched in 2002.

“You’ve made a boy’s dream come true,” he told viewers after learning about his win.

During his time in the Australian jungle, Thompson has been praised by his fellow contestants for bringing positivity to the camp. He was continuously enamoured to be in the presence of his campmate JLS star Marvin Humes, whom Thompson admitted to idolising growing up.

I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! Coming Out airs on Wednesday 13 December at 9pm on ITV1 and ITVX.

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  • All of the contestants who’ve already left the jungle

  • How much money does the winner take home?

  • Every I’m a Celeb winner and what they did next

  • Nigel Farage’s team defend using ‘fake images’ to win votes

  • Tony Bellew endures mounds of creepy crawlies in final Bushtucker Trial

Fans are getting emotional over Sam and Tony’s heart-to-heart

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Both Sam and Tony shared their praise for each other before the results were announced. Sam said that he had found a lifelong friend in Tony, who he praised as kind and loving.

Tony replied: “Everything he just said – he is more.”

Thank you for watching along with us!

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But the fun doesn’t stop there. We will be recapping the big moments from the series and updating you on fan reactions. Stay tuned!

The moment Sam reunites with his podcast co-host Pete Wicks and nearly break the bridge

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That’s one shaky bridge....

Sam’s best moments in the jungle

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From his blossoming friendship with Tony Bellew to his fanboy moments over JLS’s Marvin Humes – read on to find out Sam’s best bits.

I’m a Celebrity crowns winner for 2023

King Sam: Twitter/X has spoken....

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The moment Sam is crowned the King of the Jungle

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That was a well deserved win!

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Sam has been obsessed with I’m a Celebrity... for years, and he was so pleased to even be in the jungle, let alone make it to the final.

Plus, his friendship with Tony is quite sweet.

Sam’s our winner!

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Well done Sam. Of course we saw that coming!

Fred says that Sam brought ‘non-stop entertainment’ to camp

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All of this year’s campmates are now in the studio!

Nella says that Tony is the most ‘stand-up guy’ she’s ever met in her life

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Meanwhile, Marvin said that Tony has a “massive caring heart”. Josie said Tony restored her “faith in men” again.

Tony says that Sam is already invited for Christmas

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The support for Sam Thompson is flooding in....

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Sam Thompson and his JLS adventures

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Sam has a great energy

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He’s just happy to be here.

There are 15 minutes left to vote!

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Just two celebrities are left to battle it out to become King of the Jungle.

The final feast...

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Sam’s special treat: Salt and Vinegar crisps

Nigel’s gone. Let’s see who is in second place

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Nigel says he didn’t start any political conversations whatsoever...

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Apart from that time he brought up that Brexit banner...

Nigel says he would ‘do it all over again’....

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I give it three years...

Voting has reopened!

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Will it be Sam or Tony? You can vote via the I’m a Celeb app.

Third place: It’s Nigel Farage

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He’s out of the running. It’s now between Sam and Tony.

It looks like Sam Thompson is the favourite...

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Can the Made In Chelsea star secure enough votes to be the King of the Jungle?

Voting is currently frozen but will be reopened shortly

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Hold tight...

All three finalists completed their last ever Bushtucker Trials

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A pit of snakes looked a lot easier in comparison to Tony and Sam’s trials, though. Nigel had it easy there.

Okay... now Nigel’s in the darkness

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I take my previous comments back. This looks frightening.

There’s a snake slithering all over Nigel Farage’s body...

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This challenge seems a bit easier than Sam and Tony’s, though?

Nigel looks like he’s at the spa, not in a bunker full of snakes.

Nigel goes into the ‘panic pit’

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But he will have lots of company…. lots of snakes!

Sam’s had the camel’s toe. Now it’s time for the camel’s penis

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Sam’s doing very well...

Sam eats a pig’s vagina...

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Now we’ve truly seen it all. This is quite a horrifying watch!

Tony Bellew endures mounds of creepy crawlies in final I’m A Celeb Bushtucker Trial

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Sam has to eat a camel’s toe!

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It looks so tough but Sam bit into it and groaned as he chewed it. Yuck.

Sam was served a witchetty grub

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Plus five cockroaches...

Sam takes on the 'Bushtucker Bonanza’

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It’s an eating trial...

I’m guessing that some sort of pig’s penis or camel’s testicle will be on the menu.

Tony tells his wife ‘fifth child is off the cards'

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“That crab has just given me the snip.” No words.

This might be the most revolting challenge I’ve ever watched

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Now he has scorpions and spiders on his face. I can’t watch....

This is truly like something out of a horror film!

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He has cockroaches, fish guts and crabs crawling all over him.

Tony says ‘I’m the meal’ as he realises insects are biting him!

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Meanwhile, fish guts are being poured all over him. Lovely.

Tony takes on the 'Steakout’

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Tony will be strapped down to the giant plate and must stay on it and endure the jungle critters that will surround him. For every two minutes he manages to stay on the plate, that’s a star up for grabs. Yikes!

But the fun ends there: It’s Bushtucker Trial time!

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Tony’s up first...

The finalists react to being in the remaining three

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Sam in the Bush Telegraph cheered: “I’m a finalist on I’m A Celeb. I just don’t understand it. I feel like a cockroach - you know when they just survive? I don’t know what to say. I’m so happy.”

Bless him!

Here we go....

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Tonight, there will be tough Bushtucker Trials, heated moments and of course... the crowning moment: Who will be the ‘King of the Jungle’?

Hello! Just 10 minutes until tonight’s final kicks off...

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Sam and Nigel seem to be fan-favourites, but could Team Tony come through?

Marvin opens up about whether he had a secret signal with his wife Rochelle

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Marvin Humes has told I’m a Celebrity... viewers about whether he and his wife Rochelle had a secret signal while he was on the show.

Recap: What happened on last night’s episode?

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The contestants took on the Celebrity Cyclone challenge, in which they were pelted with water jets and huge bouncy balls as they tried to collect golden stars.

At the end of the episode, campmates said their goodbyes to This Morning’s Josie Gibson who was voted off by the public, leaving Nigel Farage, Tony Bellew and Sam Thompson to battle it out for the “King of the Jungle” title.

Josie Gibson reunited with her son Reggie after leaving jungle

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All of the contestants who have quit the jungle early – and the unusual reasons why

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Let’s take a look back at all of the stars, from throughout the ITV reality juggernaut’s history, who have left the camp early and why, from serious accidents to drug-related incidents.

All the I’m a Celeb contestants who have quit the jungle early – and for odd reasons

I’m a Celebrity star Nigel Farage’s team defend using ‘fake images’ to win votes

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Nigel Farage’s online representatives have hit back against criticism for using doctored images to campaign for his victory on I’m a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here.

The controversial right-wing politician, 59, is one of just four competitors remaining on the latest season of the hit ITV reality series, alongside Josie Gibson, Tony Bellew, and Sam Thompson.

In the run-up to the final this weekend, Farage’s social media team shared a number of photoshopped pictures, featuring “Vote Nigel” advertisements transplanted onto famous British locations.

Read more below:

I’m a Celebrity star Nigel Farage’s team defend using ‘fake images’ to win votes

Who won I’m a Celeb last year? Every winner and what they did next

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I’m a Celebrity... has been running since 2002. There’s been a lot of winners since then. But who are they, and where are they now?

Find out more below:

Every I’m a Celebrity winner and what they did next

How much money does the winner take home?

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With the series coming to an end tonight, many viewers have been left wondering what the prize for winning the series is.

Read more below:

I’m a Celebrity 2023 prize money: How much are contestants paid?

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He might not be the favourite, but Tony Bellew has his supporters cheering him on tonight...

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A look back at the series, including all the contestants who’ve already departed the jungle.

How far we’ve come...

Meet the I’m a Celebrity 2023 contestants

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Hello! Just a few hours to go until the final begins... here’s a recap of what happened last night

I’m a Celebrity 2023: Finalists revealed as next star voted off series